Friday, March 30, 2012

Not Done Yet

I did do some crafting today on two projects but before I get to those…here are my kitchen counters♥
We did get the sink in too, the guys from Lowes were here about noon and right on time!  I still can’t believe the 1983 stainless steel sink is gone and in place I have a black one! Yay!!!

The cupboard doors still need to be put back on and the stove was brought back in on a dolly with me pushing  while Stush pulled it up the two steps from the garage now my neck is bothering me, oh well, all for a beautiful kitchen right?

This is right when they finished!
I think this is a better picture of the sink, I took the pictures right at dusk except for the one above.
While they were busy in the kitchen I tackled the projects, this one I’d been working on for at least two weeks but with working I just didn’t have the time, today I was off so I got it done. It’s a round suitcase that I bought at Tuesday Mornings and I got one coat on before I remembered to take a picture.
Here it is after being painted with a dark beige paint then sanded a lot and around the edges too, I like also how it showed the pattern I painted over. I used watered down black paint on top and quickly wiped it off then tinted some clear wax with dark brown paint and applied that all over. I didn’t sand the black stripe because it was dry but not all the way if you know what I mean, so I may do that but not right away.

I have it on top of the vintage suitcase on my stepback cupboard, do you see the black and white picture above the one I hung yesterday?
Well, I thought I’d try my hand at abstract painting! lol  I already had the frame and got the idea from JoAnn from Double-Wide in the Sky so when I read her post I thought I can do that! My dad painted in oils… so I said a prayer and let the brush do it’s thing. Smile  I could turn it the other way, but this way it at least looks like a sad fish. lol

If you stand back it really doesn’t look to bad if I do say so myself!
If you stand even farther back it almost looks like I bought it that way! Ha!
The long, wooden paddle you see there on the stool was used to stir laundry, my BIL gave me that and I was thinking of hanging it there but wasn’t sure. See the black paint on my couch cushions? I can only blame myself I must have got some on the hammer and laid it there, so after I was done off came the cushion covers into the washing machine they went. You should have seen both of us trying to get them back on after they were done that was a hoot!
Thanks as always for stopping by and your sweet comments!
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Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage




Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'll be you are having fun with the great new sink, faucet and countertops, Rondell! Looks wonderful! I love your vignette in the living room, too!

bj said...

I love that abstract you looks awesome.
The counter tops and everything looks you will love that black sink.

I had noticed the PB curtains in another blog and really wanted longer selling them so I was thrilled to find the sheer ones at Penneys. :)

NanaDiana said...

Your kitchen is looking great. I love your new countertop and your sink. You will love that sink! Nice job on your picture-it DOES look like a sad fish to me!;>) Have fun finishing things up! xo Diana

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You will love the sink, I have the same one in the large single bowl. It always look clean. Your kitchen in coming along nicely:)

Gina said...

Your kitchen looks great! The countertops are beautiful! I like how you caught "the blue hour" in that photo of the sink.

You did a super job on the painting! I think it looks great!

Stop by later & enter my Spring Giveaway and have a wonderful weekend!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the sink! What a great kitchen. I'm eager to see what comes next!

Great job on the suitcase and artwork. You are very talented.

Have a great weekend.

Anne said...

Looks great.I am glad not to have a stainless steel sink anymore either.

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Rondell...your kitchen looks beautiful! Nice choices.

Kelly said...

Love your new black sink! Mine is white and shows EVERYTHING. Not good. My sister, mother and MIL all have black sinks and love them. I think you're going to be very happy with that choice. Your abstract art looks great too!

Joanne said...

Oh... My!!!!
Nice countertops and sink. Great choices and it looks so great together!
But.... Girl....
That artwork... WAY TO GO!!!!!
Seriously, I am giddy with excitement. :0)
Lovin' it!!!!!

Have a GRAND weekend,
And p.s. thanks for the call-out. SO sweet!

CAS said...

Your kitchen is looking great! I know you are excited to have it finished!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The counter and sink look beautiful! Love how nicely everything is coming together. The suitcase is great! Wish we held on to some of the suitcases my parents used to carry! Enjoy your Sunday!

Cristina Garay said...

Your kitchen is looking great with the new countertops and nice black sink! and wow! you still get time to tackled other projects! Love those suitcases!

Deserae said...

So beautiful....I love that sink!!!! Your suitcase looks so fabulous too :o)

Tisha said...

I love the new sink and can't wait to see the final kitchen reveal!! Great suitcase too. Thanks so much for linking up - I'm thrilled to find your blog!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ah Rondell! Your counter tops are so pretty! I know you must be just beside yourself with joy. I love the photos on your most recent post too, especially the pop of color! I know how you feel. I love being at home too but feel like I am never here enough anymore either. Sounds like you are having fun with your time off though. Enjoy those grands!

Sherry said...

So nice! Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!

Anne said...

So pretty! and I LOVE your painting! It's fabulous!!!

Have a great weekend!

Traci said...

I would love to know how you feel about your new sink. I love the look of this type of sink, I don't know the name, but we have very hard water and I have wondered if I would have troubles with the minerals showing up on the sink. I can't wait to hear your experience. Love the counter tops.