Friday, October 24, 2014

Guest Bath and Laundry Room Re-Do

The back of this wall is the one Dennis extended to block the view from inside the kitchen it leads you into the laundry room an guest bathroom.

The logs in the  whole house needed to be worked on.
We had a crew come in and refresh all the logs.
Dennis removed the door that went out to a small deck.
 I was able to track down some replacement logs so he could
 fill in the gap on bottom and install a new window.
  The previous owners left the washer and dryer for  us.
I painted the upper cabinets .
 We carried the same tile
throughout these spaces also.

I have been holding on to this old door now for years!
I  added Robins egg blue paint pexeiglass window that I sanded down to 
 get a frosted look and then added chicken wire on top.

I made this little shelf painted it the same blue color as the door.
I added 2 antique yardsticks and the handles from local hobby store.
 This was a pretty standard guest bath.
 We removed all the cabinets and placed some in the master bathroom makeover.
All the old wood we used in this bathroom is  recycled fence
 that came from my
 Uncle Wayne and Aunt Elma's house.
We used the same brick from kitchen backsplash behind the toilet.
Found the cute metal shelf at local hobby store.
 I bought this old dresser  with the painting already on it a few years ago.
 Dennis modified the dresser to accept the new plumbing  an this old oil pan for the sink.
Dennis used an old fence post to mount the  faucet to give it some height.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My HaPPy EveR aFTeR KitcHen Remodel

These before and after pictures have been along time coming.
Life has had  some twist and turns since we got this home.
The process has been both frustrating and worth every minute of hard work.
Our children,  grandchildren, my Father-in-law, son-in-law and a nephew all made this happen.
 Dennis with his skills never ceases to amaze me.
The before picture of the kitchen in
 a home we
 bought in July 2013.
 It had carpet,
linoleum and white oak cabinetry.
We kept the layout pretty much the same.

 We removed the large picture window and
 turned it into a sliding glass door and enlarged the window  above the sink.


Looking at the back of the house you can also see where we took a door out of the
 laundry room and replaced it with a

Here is our transformation.
We added new cabinets, tile floor, brick back splash, granite countertops and new light fixtures.
Cabinetry was done  by
Out of the Woods .

The new appliances are called Slate .
 The hidden dishwasher that looks like it is a cupboard off to the side of the fridge with long handle.

This was the view we knew we had to change  we lengthened the wall to block the birds eye view into the quest bathroom.
These were the original stools that were left behind. With a little remodeling, paint and some vintage feed sacks to cover the old cushions they look  almost new.

The sign is made out of left over flooring.
 This was the name of a little store that Dennis's grandparents had during the depression era.
This is also their  stove,  it was the first big appliance they bought after they were married.
 It was given to Dennis  and it fits perfectly in this spot.

We wanted to have some of our light fixtures a little bit different than the normal ones you pick out of the store.
We went to an antique show  and found some matching oyster buckets added some galvanized  pipe and created this light fixture for above our table.
And with Pinterest the ideas are endless!

I found this antique hand pieced quilt top online and finally got the courage up to cut it in half to make this no sew window treatment.
 When I close them it looks like a stained glass window.
The rods are actually door handles off an old city building Dennis had to demolish for a job. I have had them for years and is my first time I have used them.

On the kitchen island I went with a  black distressed  look. Each color of cabinets also have different hardware. 

These are porch lights that we combined and backed with more of the leftover lumber from the wood floor that  we had installed in the great room.

I was able to find gallon sized Mason jars for the next fixture but realized the scale was a little to much over the top. Then  a second trip a few weeks later I found a smaller jar size.
 Which Dennis was able to turn this into another fun light fixture.

This  leads into the great room which
 I will get to at a later time along with some of the other rooms we have redone.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gone Fishing...

Dennis and I finally took a full day off from working on the house when we were invited to spend the day fishing up at Strawberry Reservoir .
One of the neatest places to pass through  is a place called Heber City
 it is full of beautiful old buildings.
  This one pictured below is the old city building.
 It had a few visitors there that morning as we passed through.
The turkey buzzards had found the perfect spot to warm up their bodies.
 I really had to chuckle once I could see what was under the one vulture with his wings spread out.
 It was one of those plastic owls that people put up to ward them off it works well.
Hadley was full of excitement to begin her day of fishing.
Brent and Kacy trying to find the perfect spot for the best fish.
Out of the six people fishing that day only Cheryl,  Brent's mom caught two fish
 and one of those had to be let go.
Wesley also was excited to fish but her excitement started at 4:00 in the morning with the constant hum of  chatter that continued through out the drive there, unloading , getting out on the water and then  her enthusiasm decided to take a  long nap.

As soon as their feet hit the ground you could see
 it in their eyes
 with  the  mud oozing up between their toes
 there was only one thing to do.

Wesley trying to figure out how to get the caked on mud off her little body.

It was a great day for both sets of grandparents to enjoy the day watching the girls.