Happening at the housePosted: January 4, 2011
I haven’t blogged about our kitchen renovation for a while. We’re kinda having some down time while we wait for a few things to be delivered including our cabinet hardware and faucet fixtures. And, I still can’t decided on a pendant light to hang over the sink. I really wanted a unique and beautiful hand-blown pendant, but I can’t find a single glass artist in this area. Instead, I’ve been keeping my eye on a two fixtures by Wolf Art Glass on Etsy–this lovely amber-colored pendant and this transparent green pendant made from recycled glass. I’m not entirely convinced that either is exactly what I’m looking for just yet. You’ll have to take a look and let me know what you think.
There will be lots more to come in the kitchen soon including our search for a center island, a small eat-in table and a handful of organizational and decorative accessories. When hubby and I moved to Pennsylvania, we left most of our furniture behind. We downsized for apartment living while we house hunted. Plus, the lighter load made our move to Pennsylvania easier and now we get to enjoy picking out furniture for the way we live in now. Lots to look forward too.
We’re continuing to make slow and steady progress else where in the house. I recently began priming the living/dining room area. I love this large open space. Take a look…
Upcoming “to do’s” in the living/dining room:
- Finish patching holes
- Prime and paint the windows and sliding door frames
- Re-caulk around the stone wall
- Freshen up the ceiling paint
- And, paint the room…maybe
Before we paint the room, we might refinish the floors. They look alright in the pictures above, but the finish on them is pretty worn and damaged in some areas–around the sliding door especially. Our walls are plaster and have a textured finish which hold a surprising amount of dirt and dust. I don’t know much about refinishing floors but I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of dust involved. We might consider refinishing the floors before painting to avoid having to scrub down our freshly painted walls later.