Thursday, February 10, 2011


After a total of 4.5 weeks, we are almost done!! One week before Christmas and the last 3.5 weeks and we have some home improvements marked off the list. We had a very talented friend who we hired to do the work. And man was he amazing! I had seen his work before so I knew he was good, but to watch him every day was pretty remarkable to watch!! Thank you Mr. Marler!!! If anyone is needing a good contractor to do work, let me know and I will send you his number! You won't be disappointed!

We had our kitchen back splash replaced, floors in the kitchen replaced, cabinets painted and distressed, and legs added to the island.





We also had our long mantel cut in half and an entertainment center built around our new television. To watch him do this from pieces of wood was very impressive. It took us awhile to decide on a color to paint it, but after much deliberating and advice from others, we went with distressed black like the kitchen. And we LOVE it. We also had the tile taken off of our fireplace and a hearth built with stacked stone. It isn't all the way finished yet, but it's almost there. We love this too!! We keep saying, "We can't believe we didn't do all of this years ago."





There are a few more things we want to do. Take down the pot rack and add some chandeliers, but we haven't figured out what we want for sure yet. I am a horrible decision maker so it's amazing we got all this done. :)

We love our neighborhood. Love our neighbors. And LOVE our school. Every time we think of moving, when it comes down to it, it is hard to leave our little bubble. So I am thinking with our recent improvements we will stay put awhile. Although, the neighbors are all placing bets on how long we'll stay so I guess we'll have to prove them wrong. Time will tell....


tayton said...

Looks awesome, guys. What a difference!

Please don't move, I don't think I can handle another one of your remodeling projects for awhile... a long while. :)

Enjoy, enjoy! I can't wait to see it.

Courtney said...

Lace, I love it! Love love the backsplash and painted cabinets. And the stacked stone too, looks so warm and inviting! Great job!

Amy said...

I think it looks great. Im so happy for you!

Emily said...

It looks amazing! I love black kitchens. And I really love the new fireplace and built--ins. What a change it made!

Bethany said...

so beautiful! Looks great!

Honeyman 4 said...

Love it! We start our kitchen remodel in a couple of weeks!! Waiting on our new range...but I need a stainer for the cabinets...will you text me his number??

Ashley McWhorter said...

Looks great! Love me some Pappy! :)

MKHKKH said...

WOW! The kitchen looks amazing!!! I love the hearth too. You have transformed your house. Trust me, if you are happy stay there! ;)

Tanni said...

Awesome!! It looks amazing. :)

ashley said...

Love the updates!! The house looks awesome!!

Toni said...

Wow! That looks great! Love the black cabinets!