Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Laundry Room-Before and After

It's right next to the kitchen leading into the garage.
Lots of cabinet storage and a little shelf. We installed a wood peg rack on the opposite wall.
We stained the peg rack the same as the wood trim and cabinets.
We painted the walls the same color as the kitchen, Behr's High Plateau.

added some art
wooden signs and plaques
and repurposed an old rake head as a hanger. You can see the new metal twig cabinet hardware here.
The lantern is used when we take the doggies out for their last night time walk. It's so dark in the mountains at night, especially if there is no moon. You should see the stars!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kitchen-Before and After

The kitchen began nice and new. 
We did made few changes. 
To give it more of a "cabbage" look.
 We exchanged the cabinet hardware to a 
metal twig design. We exchanged the black
appliances to stainless steel. 
Changed the lighting and ceiling fan 
to something a bit more rustic. 
Antler motif to coordinate with the
 dining and living rooms.
The floors are slate.
We painted walls, hung pictures, added a valance, 
baskets, pottery and a few favorite things.
The new lighting and fan.
Swapped to a gas stove and we added the
 new, more rustic stone back splash.
We painted the kitchen and adjoining 
laundry room High Plateau by Behr.
Top of the fridge. My apple cobbler pan hangs
 on the wall. I found it at a craft fair. 
I always make my apple cobbler in it
when we are here.
Granite counters
Local pottery from crafts fairs 
and of course, Longaberger baskets.
Colors pick up the gold tones.
coffee station
and tea
Kitchen sink window. Good morning bear.


Links: Note Songs, May Days

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tubing in Deep Creek!

The perfect summer day in North Carolina. Head to Bryson City and go to Deep Creek. You can rent tubes there and spend the day floating down the creek.

Tubers walking their tubes to the top of the creek.

Riding the creek.

past the falls.

then under the bridge.
A little white water coming up.
Lower in the woods.
After they reach the bottom, they take their tubes and hike back up again for another ride. Have a great weekend!