Category Archives: A Bit About Me

Kitchen – New Drywall


Shiplap!! LOL  So I made the decision to take down the old drywall and insulation.  I was actually surprised to see that there WAS insulation behind the old drywall because in the winter my dishes in the cabinet on this wall were always so cold I’d put them in the microwave before putting food on them!

This was the insulation – I love that I could still see the label on the insulation made right here in Colorado.

I had a can of that spray foam so we filled all the cracks and any open spaces.

New insulation is up and I decided to add a moisture barrier because it’s an exterior wall AND because several people told me I should.  I ended up choosing a roll of 6 mil plastic (which is what the internet suggested)! LOL

Drywall done! More to come . . .



Kitchen – West Wall


My neighbor came over and helped me get the uppers and the pantry out and moved to the barn.  Then my electrician friend came over and unhooked the conduit running through the old cabinets that powered the dishwasher & garbage disposal which I added about a year after I moved in.  I still laugh because the old dishwasher had to be rolled over to the sink and hooked up to the faucet.

And yes, that’s wallpaper I found behind the pantry!

You knowwww, I watch them demolish kitchens on HGTV all the time, but when it’s in your own house . . . gross!!  You don’t even want to breath in, lol.  Plumber coming to fix pipe in the wall and sheetrock is coming down!

Kitchen Update


Jason came over and helped me put up my cabinets on the stove wall.  It was soooo nice to have someone else figure it all out!

Oh my goodness.  It doesn’t even look like my house, lol.  I’m so glad I did the white uppers and gray base cabinets. I AM STOKED!

Kitchen Re-Do Progress


These are the cabinets I’m putting in my new kitchen.  They’re Hampton Bay Shaker Cabinets I’m doing 42″ uppers in white and the base cabinets are Dove Gray. This particular white cabinet is not 42″.  It’s a “24” bridge cabinet that will go over the stove.

Here is my hardware.  I like to have “pulls” on the drawers and “knobs” on the cabinet doors.  Also from Home Depot.  More to come!

Flooring Done – Kinda


Pergo Rustic Gray Oak – Home Depot

So I’m trying to do this on a very small budget . . . which means I’m trying to do what I can myself.  I decided to do one side at a time and put the flooring under the cabinets as opposed to cutting around the new cabinets.  I want to see how hard it is to put in cabinets.  I’m hoping Jason or Matthew can help be my second set of hands.  Once the stove side is done, I’ll tackle this side, sink, fridge, dishwasher.  I’ll probably hire a plumber for sure – I’ll have a new sink/faucet and the dishwasher will need to be hooked up.  The fridge is actually going to end up at the end where that pantry is now.  Don’t hold your breath looking for the “reveal” – this is going to take a minute, lol.  I’ll keep you updated!

The Time is Here . . .


The kitchen re-do has begun!  All of this is gone except the stove.  Moving the fridge to the other side.

The old pieces are going to the barn – for another project wayyyy down the road.

Cut back the lineoleum as I went.  This oscillating tool I bought at Harbor Freight is a dream for cutting existing door trim!

Just use a scrap for the height you need and cut away!

Stove unhooked from the gas line and here we go . . . This is the same flooring I used in the dinning room and my bedroom.  Pergo Rustic Gray Oak from Home Depot.  I love it and it has the pad attached.  The only bummer is you have to order online.

A Little Refresh


This is the entrance to my “pumpkin patch” – this year, no pumpkins just weeds, lol.  There was a bunch of random flagstone pieces in the backyard when I bought the house.  I can’t even tell you how many times I had moved them around the backyard.  This section I did a couple years ago has been bugging me. Time to center it, border it and repaint it.

Everytime it rains the bark ends up on the concrete.  I had some old fence pickets sitting around so I cut them up to use as a border.  Leveled the dirt out a bit, added play sand and put the stones back in.

Now, to finish the border, rebark and repaint the fence!