“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.”  Christian Morgenstern

Well if that above quote doesn’t strike fear into the heart of any thinking person I don’t know what will.  How about purchasing a home that was built in 1900.  We did.  Which gave us a whole new understanding of remodeling.

I’m not one to rip out walls and invest tens of thousands of dollars in a room.  Especially the kitchen.  How much money would I have to invest in order to improve my cooking?  Facing that reality I decided to add happy color.  The original kitchen in this house was cream and pale blue.  A color combination that could never be described as striking.  And so I painted the kitchen purple.

kit 1

But finally, after 20 years of use and abuse, the cabinets have reached the end of their strength and beauty.  Their most prominent features are now splitting drawer fronts and cabinet doors.  And so we purchased new cabinets, which were placed in the living room awaiting installation.  A nice touch to the living room.


This also gave us (me) an opportunity to empty all the old cabinets and store the contents from these aforementioned cabinets in my office.


Not wanting to abandon the purple color scheme in the kitchen we purchased unfinished cabinets.  I will now have the pleasure of painting the insides of the cabinets a lovely cream color.  The outsides of the cabinets will be stained purple.

We found an interesting product online that promises ease and success in staining wood absolutely any color one could imagine.  Staining wood is so much easier than painting wood and we’ll be done with the project in a snap, or so the ad promised.  I’m a sucker for promises that support my desires!  Will let you know the results.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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