As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekend Project....

Chris and I are do-it-yourselfers. We built our own home 8 years ago (minus the framing and drywalling), and have tried to complete all of our own projects since then. Chris is definitely a handy-man, and I enjoy working with my hands and creating new things. So, add that to the fact that I am now entering the "nesting" mode, and now we've got projects coming out our ears. Friday night, we started things off by ripping down the wallpaper border that has graced our kitchen for the past 8 years. Then we primed the walls above the countertop. Saturday, we tiled the backsplash. My plan is to paint the kitchen and living room, too, before it's all said and done, and we may have to redo a bedroom when we get our referral (depending on the child or combination of children we receive). As I said, I'm definitely starting to "nest." Anyway, here are some photos of our latest endeavor (I still need to grout the tile yet, which sounds like a great project for today).

When the kitchen is all repainted, I'll have to post "before" and "after" pictures. But that's all for now - I've got lots of grouting, taping, and painting to keep me busy for awhile! Have a great Monday!


  1. Wow, that looks so GREAT!!! Nice work!

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  2. So when are you going to come help do my kitchen??? haha..
    That looks Great!!

  3. LOVE nesting you can get soo much done with that crazy burst of energy!! :) Nest away- looks great to me!! Jason and I try to everything ourselves as, entertaining, and educational :)

  4. Erica it looks fantastic! Let me know if you run out of projects at your house...I've got quite a few you can do at mine!! :)

  5. WOW! Awesome job! It looks fabulous! Professional even! GREAT way to nest away! Can't wait to see the "before" and "after" photos! I must say, you have a talent that I do not! :D