Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Sister's New Blog

My sister Sallee has just started a blog.  It is titled The Grateful Years

You are going to enjoy it, I promise.

Sallee is very talented, if I might be able to brag some.  She is an accomplished artist, an author (2 published mystery novels to date), a gardener, a baker...you name it!

As soon as you have a few minutes to spare, hop on over for a vist and welcome her to blogdom!  Tell her Chris sent you. :)

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kitchen Cabinets

Yesterday, I met my girlfriend "Patti the Painter" (yes, she's a licensed painting contractor) at the model of my new home.  I wanted to ask her about painting the kitchen cabinets.  I know, you think I'm crazy, right?  Well here's the deal...

As you can see in the photo of the kitchen, the cabinets are Shaker style and kind of a cinnamon color.  I love the style, and don't hate the color.  What I have wanted for years are white cabinets.  I have decided that I will have Patti do the painting before we actually move in.  The color of our trim is called Cottage White, a nice creamy white.  I'll lighten it a couple of shades, and use that. 

The not-so-attractive ceiling fixtures will be replaced with a couple of transitional style track lights with mini spots.  We replaced one of the can lights in our current kitchen with these and I love being able to direct the light to the spaces where I work.

It's beginning to come together....

Thanks for reading,