Sunday, September 05, 2010

Kitchen Redo

I love having parties at our house for many reasons. One of those reasons is because it forces us to get our rear in gear and check off some home improvement projects that have been on the "to do" list for months.

In the weeks before Holly's shower, we (okay, okay, mostly just Wade!) did some work on our kitchen. We painted the walls a beautiful shade of blue-grey. We had the hardest time finding the right shade of blue! We got 8 different colors of test paint ($3 each), and finally went with the color that I had originally picked out. Ha! It is Behr's Shale Grey, and I love it!

Wade enlisted our buddy, Todd, to help him do crown molding as well. Todd is super handy and has put up crown molding several times before. He was so sweet to help us out! Thanks, Todd! I lllllooooovvvveeee it!

Isn't my model cute???

I made a family rules canvas inspired by The Pleated Poppy. It was a booger to complete! In typical Sarah fashion, I did it the hard way. ;) I used scrapbook paper and cut the wording out of vinyl with my Cricut. It took foreva! But, now it is done and I am happy with it. It is not perfect, but I am calling it "shabby chic." That makes imperfections okay, right???
Our Rules:
* Put God first, and love Him with all your heart.
* Obey the first time, every time.
* Do everything with a happy heart.
* Always tell the truth.
* You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit.
* Manners are a Must
* Be grateful, not greedy. (My pal, Katy's, slogan!)
* Keep your promises.
* Give your guest your best.
* Never stop praying.
* Encourage your siblings, share in their joy.
* Chew * Swallow * Speak (Just realized that I spelled "swallow" wrong! Drats!)
* Accept "No" respectfully, and do not ask again. (We are working on saying "Yes, ma'am." when Mama says no, instead of complaining and arguing.)
* Forgiveness is Mandatory
* Share everything {except unkind words}.

So there you have it - my "new" kitchen! Thanks, Wade & Todd, for working so hard on it!


Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Gorgeous! You need a TV show. You're the Martha Stewart of our generation. Minus the tax fraud :)

halie said... it!! The color is so pretty and you did a fabulous job on the "house rules!"

Leslie said...

Love it! Again, you are ridiculous!