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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

August 14, 2012

Remodeling the whole downstairs!

Wow, since my daughter left...I was just going to paint her room and get some different furniture for it. 
You know to make a nice peaceful guest room.

Well....we started renovating our whole downstairs...kitchen, dining room, hallway, guest bath, living rooms (2 of them) and her room.
Her room is painted light mocha (the color of coffee with creamer in it!)
I've been looking at lighter colored rooms and kitchens for ideas....light cabinets with dark knobs, or dark rusty looking fixtures.

 I love Paula's kitchen below with the distressed cabinets and this is where we are leaning. I would prefer shabby chic/farmhouse style but hubby can't handle all the white. 
So I suggested Paula's look...distressed (lighter but not white) and the dark knobs. We have dark speckled laminate (looks like granite but isn't) and dark appliances with a stainless steel restaurant style fride.
 This look below is where I would land my airplane so to speak if it was only me picking the airport...
but I have to make Mr. Farmer happy.  

 He has been so sweet to me since our poopsie left. 

He let me pick out paint, mirrors, furniture, all kinds of things. Keep in mind our daughter is gone in a happy way but we both lost our fathers a couple months ago...so we are both needing a big project (or projects.) And we both realize it.  Getting things ready for the Holidays now is good. We cook a lot so we needed the kitchen fixed.
Love this kitchen below, not quite white, a little country but very nice.                                    
I find that working and dropping into bed at night is good for my soul.  

And so is newly painted kitchen and cabinets! hahahaha!  I love to decorate, renovate, collapse, nap and then start over!
 The painter  has started in the kitchen..

hubby said he didn't want me painting (he said that I'm cranky when I paint) hahaha....WHAT?

...ok so I will stick with decorating, renovating,  (Starbuck's breaks) and napping!


Anonymous said...

Have fun, Debbie! Yep, we always have to please our hubbies a little bit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mecky said...

I am sorry about the losses in your family. With that and having your daughter move out, I agree that you need something to keep you busy.
I like Paula's kitchen, too. All of the kitchens you shared are great, though.

Have fun!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Big projects together are fun and it will be good for you and I can't wait to see the results!


Angela said...

Hi Debbie, WOW, such a big project. But oh what fun!! Can't wait to see the finished results. Take lots of photos. Have a blessed Wednesday.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is exciting! You have a lot of inspiration to choose from! I love Paula's kitchen. I never saw it from this angle. To think she lives and films in her own home...it must be huge!

I wish you the best in getting your room done. Keep sharing!


The Old Parsonage said...

I love the projects that lead from one to another - makes things run smoothly I say!

Have fun, but don't stress!


Theresa said...

Debbie, enjoy your blog, hope you will post pictures and instructions of projects like Rhoda of Southern Hospitality. We learn so much from others, and hope you will share with us. How do you find time to work, and do all the projects you show on blog? Amazing ladies in blogland.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I'm so sorry for your loses, Debbie. I can relate to so much of this post! Not the least of which is being cranky when I paint. I'm all for being cranky if it gets me a painter. :-)

Love your ideas and can't wait to see how things come together!!! xo & blessings

Anonymous said...

HI Debbie! Have you recovered from your daughter's wedding yet? I'll bet you're up to your tiny arms in paint and paint brushes.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)