Wednesday, March 28, 2018


The bathroom remodel is coming along a tad slow but I guess that's what you get
when you are waiting on contractors.

The counters were measured for 3 weeks ago and installed on Monday and we love them!!!  Very plain (just a slight vein of gray here and there but no color or movement otherwise).
The backsplash is not on yet - that is on a second install so the sinks/faucets can't be hooked up until they come back - as well as the toilet that was removed to get the walls redone

All the cabinets, wainscot and trim is painted the gray - I primed the upper walls
with 2 coats and the dark blue is still showing through -
I guess it will get another coat before the final painting.

Lower walls have been stripped and waiting for the wainscot but the floor has to be
installed first and not sure when that will be until Doug gets the sub floor up but he's struggling with it - it is screwed down and you can't see the screws with the
backing and glue that is not wanting to come up!

So as not to bore you with more's a picture update....

Start of wall removal

 Removed and some of primer started

Wall primed but still looks blue!

Vinyl flooring removed - now for the subfloor removal

Window and mirror trim painted

 Counter installers

Quartz counters and sinks installed!!!

So there you have it - kind of boring for you but fun for us!!

We shipped an Easter basket to our great-grandson Zayne in Colorado and yesterday Alexandra sent us this picture...
he was a very happy boy with a mouth full of chocolate!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful

P.S. Several people have emailed me saying they can not
post a comment - and some say when I comment on theirs
I am a 'no-reply' which I never have if you can not comment
here I'd appreciate knowing through an email. :)

Friday, March 9, 2018

The snowball effect!!!

There is truth to this phrase!!
We started our bathroom cabinet re-do a month ago and since then it has escalated.
I had a feeling this would happen but didn't want to say it out loud!
Doug finished the doors and drawers a week ago and since then it has been lots of decision making....we decided to do the counters afterall. And that lead to new sinks and faucets.
And because the 1 inch tiles were on the counters and half walls we decided to try and get it off the walls and replace it with wainscot. Fortunately the tiles came off easier than we thought they would - which was a blessing. It could have been a bear otherwise.

This past week he started removing those horrible 1 inch tiles on the counters and walls...we needed to remove it before the counter company came today to measure and see where the sinks would be.  They said they could install in 2 or 3 weeks from today so we have a bit of work to do in between.
Hard to see but there is very little veining in this quartz -
and I think that's why we liked it, it wasn't real busy.

Doug's progress on the counter removal

And to keep with the 'snowball effect' - we are having ceramic tile floor installed....I've always loved the vintage look of the Octogan & dot tiles....we're going with the all white.

This weekend I will start painting the inside
of the cupboard before the counters get installed.
Bought the paint today called 'Thin Ice'
We weren't sure if we wanted an extremely light gray or a faint aqua - as it turned out the Thin Ice is a cross of the two. Wainscot/trim/door will be an off white.

And I fell in love with these faucets the minute I saw them!

And the sinks

I know...not very Colonial for any of it but that's perfectly okay...we went classic vintage.

Well if you stuck with me this long I will continue with thanking my wonderful
KM Primitive customers.
I can not tell you how appreciative I am for all of you.
I offered my gourd carrots and hand painted designed eggs over the past 3 weeks
and the response was overwhelming.
I had 4 different painting sessions for the eggs and will mail the last batch out on Monday.




Robin's Egg Blue

Gourd Carrots

I have two finished punch needle for sale on my website
Bunny and Bell Flower
You can find them here:

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