Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tied Up


We have been tied up working on the kitchen up here at the lake.
I was soooo naive about the time it would take!


Today was a rainy day...
...really the first day all summer that it rained most of the day.


So we read books, took naps and ate BBQ ribs!


Tomorrow...Mr. Flea and I are going to attempt to paint
 the dark green Formica on the kitchen counters
 a pewter color with Rustoleum's special counter top paint.


 Dad will be making a shelf for over the kitchen sink
 and one for over the refrigerator.


It's looking pretty darn good so far!


Will show you some pictures once we are done.

Looking forward to Madison Bouckville next week....

Thanks for all your comments...it's always so nice to hear from you!
Hope all is well !
:)

28 comments:

cityfarmer said...

I did the whole countertop rustoleum paint thingy before fifi ...

BE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FRESH AIR!

cityfarmer said...

clicked publish before I could say ... it has such a horrid odor!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to see the pictures when all is complete! Have a delightful week =) Xoxoxo

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
I can't wait to see how the counter's turn out! It sounds like your having a beautiful summer at the lake. I love the photos of all of the twine and burlap ribbon in the vintage basket.
Have a beautiful night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I love these pictures, all the textures are so pretty.
Please update us on the counter top. I have counters that need a facelift and that just may be what will work. Good luck.

Claudia said...

I'm literally captured by the beauty of your pics!! Have a beutiful time!
Claudia

@nne said...

wonderful pictures! love, @nne

Painting by Louise en Maison Louise said...

I am looking forward to see de photo's!

Have a nice day!

Greatings Louise

Vintage Jane said...

Can't wait to see the finished result .... everything you do always looks so stylish. M x

LizlovesVintage said...

Oh, good luck with that.I would be a little nervous. I can't wait to see the final product! Mr. Flea's a keeper. I do say so myself!
Hugs, Liz

PALMICHULA said...

Me encanta tú blog. La rafia y tela de saco es tan bonito y dan un aspecto tan antiguo.
http://cosasdepalmichula.blogspot.com

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura,
Can’t wait to see how the updates in your kitchen are taking shape at the lake. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing day yesterday.
Smiles, Paula

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Eating BBQ, reading and napping sounds like a day well spent. :D

Mélanie A. said...

We are always so naive about us .. lucky us otherwise we will never start

Cindy said...

We were thinking of using the rustoleum countertop stuff. I can't wait to see how your counter turns out. Love the pictures, as usual!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the photos they talk my Burlap language!!
The COUNTERS you will love the finished look!

I have a friend and her husband was a little freaked about painting there beach front homes counters so she took on the job herself, it has a strong odor and dries to the toch in a couple of days, the outcome was well worth it. she said I wish I had not pondered it for 2 years a weekend job was the best time spent she said and a big savings in replacing all the old counter tops.

Will love to see the finished counters when you post :)

Have a perfectly peaceful time creating your lake house beauty!
xx
~Dore

Carole said...

It always takes long then we plan on. Just putting back the doors on our bathroom vanity took ages:)
Still working on plans.....

x
C

Evi said...

remodels go like this....plan two month and make it six. I should know! Been there many times. But I know you will love the finished kitchen.
What makes it so special is, that you got to do this with your Dad.
Good luck with the counter tops!!!!!!
Laura, loved the wire basket and of course all the twine and ribbons.
Hugs, Evi
PS. Putting the addresses on the side bar did not work.I truly tried.

joanne said...

i so enjoy reading your blog ... i would also be interested to know how the counter paint works out....living in the southwest, we had tile installed over the countertops and i must say, that after 7 years, i hate it....but....it may just have to stay that way for awhile....

enjoy working with your dad...mine passed away in 1994..i sure do miss him....

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful photos Laura!
I can't wait to see your kitchen!!

found and sewn said...

looking forward to more photos of the finished kitchen.

Hearthandmade said...

what a beautiful collection!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Absalutely can not wait to see how your counters turn out...
and SO LOVe the poem-quote in the side bar..
Karryann

sweetpea said...

sounds like you're having a great summer! can't wait to see the counters.

hugs,

shelley

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That's the thing about renovations - they always take longer than you think :) I'm very excited for your "new" kitchen. I'm sure it's going to be fantastic, Laura.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

It seems that more often than not, home improvement projects take longer than anticipated. But all your changes sound so wonderful, Laura. Can't wait to see the reveal!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Gert said...

You always write the coolest blogs!! I'm really interested on your new counter tops! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

whyte said...

haven't visited in a while, can't wait to see the results of your counters! Your photos are such eye candy to me.