A Work in Progress

Actually our beach house is starting to look more like a home every day.  Last weekend we made a quick day trip down to the building site to do some clean up and finish painting under the eaves.  When we arrived the workmen were busy installing cabinets, doors and floor coverings.  To tell you the truth I’ve been holding my breath and hoping that all the colors we selected for cabinets, woodwork and flooring really did look good together.  It’s kind of hard to tell when looking at those little wood, paint and carpet samples.  Well the good news is that I love it all.

Here are a few snaps of the ongoing work in progress:


Welcome to my new, almost finished, kitchen. As you can see the cabinets are a light pine with brushed silver hardware and the countertops are a yellow and cream faux granite. The appliances are all stainless steel. What you can't see is the beautiful dark pecan wood laminate floor. It makes a great contrast with the light cabinets. One of the things I love most about the kitchen is the large pantry which is not pictured here.

This guy is getting ready to lay carpet in the livingroom. The carpet is wheat colored and looks fabulous with the creamy yellow walls. (Sorry about the water spots on the lense of my camera)

I gotta tell ya....having adult children is wonderful. Here is our son Michael painting the overhang so his Mom could have a day off from painting. There are just some things my body doesn't like to do and standing backwards on a ladder with my arms up in the air is one of them.

Recently our son was at a social event where a business associate asked him how his Dad was doing. Michael misunderstood the question and thought the guy was asking about the elderly dad of a mutual friend. He began a long dissertation about the poor old guy's health and explained he could hardly walk and was mostly confined to the house. "Oh my goodness your Dad went downhill fast!", commented the guy. "Wait a minute, were you asking about my Dad? " asked Michael. "Good grief, my Dad's so active I can hardly keep up with him!" And here's the proof.

He may be active Michael but he still appreciates your help.



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6 Responses to A Work in Progress

  1. Tamra says:

    Oooomylanta, it looks FABULOUS;)

  2. Barbara Korhonen says:

    Hey I love the kitchen.. We have so much work to do in ours we just keep delaying it.
    Can’t wait until its done for you. You all will need a vacation.
    Love you.

  3. Wow. It looks so beautiful, Mom! I love the island. I’m giddy with excitement.

  4. Robin says:

    The Kitchen speaks Joan, its her taste. I can see already girls visiting you at your Beach house. Fancy Nancy for one. Many of us. I love your home here and its going o also look gorgoues there.You and Mike enkoy this crowning Victory. of a vacation.

  5. Donna says:

    Joanie, the decorator. Love it and your ideas.

  6. Robin says:

    Soon it will be accomplished Joan and you can enjoy the Fruits of your Labor.Love it.

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