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Frosted Glass


Bathroom Mirror


Front Door Bath Window


Window Sprayed with Frosted Glass

Window Outside at Night

I have very few window treatments in our home.  I love light.  The front door bathroom window however, was a problem.  How do you keep the natural light but also have privacy in a bathroom?  The bathroom mirror is vintage and has an etched flower basket in the corner.  I decided to repeat this design in the window.  Using contact paper and painter’s tape to create the design, I sprayed it with the window frost then removed the the paper and tape with a razor blade.  Mission accomplished.

Linking to:  Wow us Wednesday, Very Merry Vintage Style



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Collector’s Kitchen Part 2

Kitchen Before


Gene Sire from Applewood - The "Wizard" - My new kitchen in the background


My new kitchen in the "raw"


Ready and waiting for cabinets


Kitchen After

My husband, the real cook in the house, tells me that this is a very functional kitchen.  The collector in the house loves that fact that we can change out the display areas above the oven, the red cabinets, the refrigerator nooks and the coffee center.  I opted not to have a tiled back-splash.  This allows me to also change our pictures seasonally in the oven area.  Favorite colors in this house:  red and black.  I don’t do white.  The granite counters mimic the soapstone that wasn’t in the budget.  Gene from Applewood included some innovative details in the kitchen which I am saving for part 3.  Linking up to all the usual places, Wow us Wednesdays and No Minimalist Here.


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A Collector’s Kitchen Part 1

Napco Christmas Girls


Kitchen Refrigerator Area Before Construction


Kitchen Refrigerator Area During Construction


Applewood Cabinets for Refrigerators


Kitchen Refrigerator Area After Construction


Kitchen After Construction


Napco Christmas Girls

I believe in the hand that guides us.  When I stepped into Gene Sire’s kitchen showroom, I knew immediately I had found THE person to design and make my kitchen cabinets for our remodeling project.  Sitting in a Mission oak display cabinet was a to die for collection of Rookwood, Heintz and Roycroft Art Pottery.  We were kindred spirits:  collectors, not cooks.  Displaying collections in the kitchen was my first priority.  Cooking was definitely a second, if not third, which Gene understood completely.  We now have a fabulous kitchen thanks to Gene and Dan at Applewood Cabinet Company.   Parts 2,3 and 4 of the project are still to come, so check back soon!  Linking to No Minimalist Here.

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Master Bedroom Makeover Part 1

I am taking a Christmas shopping time out and decided to post ONE of the kajillion makeover projects that we have tackled since purchasing this 1928 house over 15 years ago.  I get motivation from my friend Erin at Just Grand.  She has this whole remodel/makeover syndrome down pat.  If you have heard the story “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, that about sums up what happened in our master bedroom.  We started out with a bath remodeling project and ended up with an entire master bedroom suite makeover.  My husband is still trying to figure out what happened here.  So, for now, here’s just the bed part of the story.  The picture of the bed before.  Yes, I know, Country.  I hoard all of those 1980’s Country Living magazines.  I adored the bed I saw at Ethan Allen.  See the picture here.  But after taking out a window, pulling up the carpet, sanding floors and more, the bed was out of budget.   Krylon spray paint came to the rescue.  Final pictures are the bed after with the Christmas Cross Stitch Santa thrown in for the season.  Now, back to shopping and I’ll be back with the bath in the New Year.

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