Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How do the days go by so quickly????

A week has passed since I last posted??? How can that be? I guess I've just been busy, and I have a little problem with procrastination as well. I need some inspiration......
And now I need to make decisions for some minor remodeling of my kitchen, thanks to Ike. New countertops--holey moley, where do I start? I know I've seen so many that I love, but what do I really want in MY kitchen? The cabinets will stay and sadly, the tile floor will stay for now, so whatever I pick needs to go along with those remaining elements. And a wall color......we'll be taking down the wallpaper that's served us well......but how do I decide? I'm thinking a green, kinda sagey, but appley......? It needs to blend into my family room decor, too. Gee, it would be much easier to just start all over and do EVERYTHING new. But who am I kidding? A child in college, with one more to go in two years......we weren't planning any remodeling until they are finished with college! So I get a little jump on it now......I'd love any suggestions on how one goes about deciding on countertops and backsplashes........and suggestions are welcome!

And just to let you know about our progress--the tree is removed from the roof, and the adjuster has been here and was very assuring that we won't have any trouble getting things fixed up......now our contractor can't be here until Oct. 10th. As long as it doesn't rain, we're okay. If it does, the trash can goes back in the kitchen to catch the rain water!!!!!!

6 comments:

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Glad you are making progress with your Ike damage. How fun to get new countertops even if other things are staying. Just the countertops alone will lift your spirits everytime you enter the kitchen. Love the sagey green color for walls. Are you thinking granite?

Nancy said...

OOOH, I am loving your blog!!! Thanks for coming by today! I love the name of your blog too! I just opened my Etsy shop and the name of it is southern style inspiration, how funny is that! I am so glad you left me comment...now I can visit with you and find some inspiration here!! I am in a BIG hurry, but later tonight I will add you to my blog list and come back and noisy around some more on your blog...LOL! Hope you have a great Evening!!! Nancy

Ashlie said...

Oh, how fun to get to pick out new countertops! We just got new ones at the beginning of the year (see my post about it). Maybe you could try to coordinate it with the colors in your tile or cabinets. A color wheel always helps me figure out which colors work well together. Can't wait to see pictures! Good luck getting your roof fixed!

Nancy said...

I'm back!! I have had a lot of fun looking around your blog! I take it that you sell southern living at home? Lucy you! I thought about selling it about a year ago...but I refuse to ask anyone to host a party to help me get started! I did that before with another company, but had a hard time with it because no one had ever heard of it before. I do love that southern living at home stuff, and the idea are fantastic! I want to thank you again for stopping by and leaving a comment, it been nice getting to know ya! nancy

Cathy said...

So glad to hear that you're on the road to repair. I'm sure it's been an ordeal dealing with a hole in the roof. New countertops...that's great!

EuroMom said...

OK, I am laughing....to think I might give advice to you on decorating. LOL