Friday, January 9, 2009

Oops! A Little Bit Late - But I Can't Find My Before Pics!

Here are pictures of the furniture 
in our sunroom.
(You may remember this from RMS.)
I ordered the furniture 
Pottery Barn.
The cushions were
 sold with a white duck twill covering.
That would never do in my home.
It is a sunporch, afterall.
I have a dog, 
I like to eat chocolate
and Cheetoes.
So, I made the slipcovers.
I made them so that
they can be reversed.
(That will be featured in a future post...)
On the other side of the cushions
the material is the red gingham checks.

Also, I swapped out the roller shades 
in the windows for
the matchstick blinds.

My second project 
is the kitchen.
(Which was also posted on RMS.)
Although it was started in 2007.
It was completed this past winter.
I do not have a good
before picture.
We started with the appliances.
I bought the stove and microwave first.
Then we added the hardwood floor and the dishwasher drawers.
As you can see,
me and my Dad installed the floor!
(Honest, I did help - I didn't just stand there
and snap photos....)

Next came the Silestone countertop and the 
French door refrigerator.  

I know that most of you
do not care for upper cabinets,
but I chose to leave them in place.
I need  all the storage I can get
to hide all my dishes!

Sorry, this was posted so late....
I am on my new computer.  
I don't have my photos transferred
onto this one yet.  I  thought I could get them
from RMS,  (but I can't even sign on - 
it's so - I don't know....I throw up my
hands in disgust!)

Thanks for understanding.



salmagundi said...

I don't care if you are late, I enjoyed your projects. I love the countertop in your kitchen. What's in store for 2009? Sally

"Blossom" said...

Better late than not posting at all. You have done an awesome job on the porch and the flooring. Yeah! know what you mean about RMS.

Mama said...

Me too Robyn, your kitchen and sun room look wonderful, you and your dad sure are talented, hope you made him lot's of cups of tea. I love the fabric you chose too.

Lynne Laura said...

Love your sun room and that little teddy looks like he loves it too.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Happy To Be said...

This is just awesom Robyn...I so remember the sun room from RMS..oh those were the days..and I love upper cabinets after all a girl got to have a place to store all thoses didshes she keeps buying...thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gloria

Holly said...

Love the PB furniture, and great job on the slipcovers!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Susan said...

Enjoyed your projects! Great photos!

Elizabeth said...

I love all the details of your decorating. I'm switching to matchstick blinds, too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh it's never too late to show such transformations girl. These are wonderful. Love the cushions. Anytime you can change it up with a flip is awesome...I know you had a lot of fun working side by side with your daddy.. I'd give the world to be able to do that... Thanks for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Hi Robyn! Better late than never and I loved seeing your porch and what you've done. The slip covered cushions are so pretty. Love it that they're reversible. And your kitchen! Wonderful. Boy, I would never not want to have upper cabinets. Like you, I need the space!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Raggedy Girl said...

What lovely photos and isn't it wonderful when you are at the "after" part. I love both rooms.
Roberta Anne

The Muse said...

Hey this is exactly what I like to see and need the cabinets..then keep them! good for you!

and super cool that you recovered your own cushions...i like getting hands on involved in projects too !

looking very NICE :)

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your sunroom, the kitchen turned out great too.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Awesome project! Your sunroom is awesome! It's hard to give up cupboard space, I would leave it as well. I hope you enjoy your new computer! :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey there is no time table for great posts...we'll look at your beautiful house any time! I love your sunroom looks gorgeous! And the kitchen turned out really great too. Don't you just love a successful end to a project!

Allgrins said...

Your rooms look great! I love your kitchen! I can't wait to start mine! I have decided on a floor and countertop. I found the neatest store! My DH is ready to kill me because of the price. I can't help it...I just have to have it! This may be a slow process due to funds. I may just end up working at a home improvement store! :)

bj said...

I am so so so so so so so so so so
SO Sorry to be so late in getting to read all the new things going on in your life. I am just slow and old and busy and have lots of reasons cooked up but, really, I will do better. Got lots of projects starting with this new year and I am excited about that..
I adore your kitchen. I would never get rid of upper cabinets, either. Need them and need them bad!!Oh, and the sun porch...just delightful and aren't you the smart one to make the slipcovers do two-way duty...I love that idea...

Rue said...

Hi Robyn :)

Those projects turned out great! I love your porch and the kitchen is amazing!! You did a wonderful job :)

off to read more....

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