Category Archives: Home Dec

Meetup | August Goals

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What a month July was! Soooooo busy, and sooooo productive. The only thing I didn’t count on was how much time I’d have to spend running around during the Pokorny seminar, and this ultimately stopped me from being able to launch Dyeing 103 before the kitchen reno started. But start the reno we did on…

Our Kitchen Reno | Moving the Stuff Back into the Cabinets!

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Today we moved all the stuff back in the cabinets! It was so exciting! It is going to be so awesome to be able to FIND everything we need easily! Only 1 pic today because we got this done with enough time for Logan and I to hop in the car and drive (against homeward…

Our Kitchen Reno | Light Rails and Under Cabinet Lighting

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Well, we kept on plugging today! I took my first Instagram pic using the kitchen as a backdrop, instead of an Instagram pic OF the kitchen. Logan picked a pretty strawberry and wanted me to take a nice pic of it:   It’s going to be fun to work in this kitchen!!!! Anyway – today…

Our Kitchen Reno | The Sink is IN!

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Work on the kitchen slowed this weekend, because Andrew had 2 rehearsals and 2 performances from Friday to Sunday, and a lot of Saturday was spent in Idyllwild, for Liam’s final concert at music camp. Even though they lost 5 rehearsal days to the fire, the wind ensemble sounded great! For me though, was watching…

Our Kitchen Reno | Grouting is Done!

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Today was grouting day! But before we got started on the grout, we assembled and installed the rest of the cabinet drawers. One thing I’ve learned and would like to share with anyone assembling Ikea cabinets: Don’t open up multiple boxes and take the drawers slides away from the matching drawer…because some of them are…

Our Kitchen Reno | Tiling Tweaks and Toekicks Too!

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Yesterday was a long day! Today was spent doing mostly fussy things that had to be done: Removing the spacers on the big wall,   replacing a couple of tiles that had fallen off, pulling a couple off that had been cut wrong and recutting them, finishing the tiled corner on the right side of…

Our Kitchen Reno | Limestone Tile!

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OK my friends, this day ended really late, we are POOPED! But I’m liking sharing the update pix everyday, so let me just share pix of the limestone tile we installed today! I love it!!! By the end of the day, I was able to pull out the spacers from 2 of the walls, take…

Our Kitchen Reno | Maple Countertops are IN!

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Well, today was quite productive, “we” got the counters installed! I say “we” because hubby did the bulk of this work. Liam finally got the OK to return to Idyllwild Music camp, the wildfires are officially under control. So he and I helped wrestle a 12 foot piece of maple counter tops, and 2 8…