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Saturday, August 8, 2015

time for a project


As we are still plugging away at the Barn. Selling down as much as we can before I leave my beloved space. My mind has already started to churn on projects that I have longed to do at home.  As you can imagine, trying to juggle two full time plus jobs at the same time, I hardly had time to clean the house let alone change things. 

But that is all coming to an end.
At the Pottin' Company things are starting to wind down. More and more big ticket items are leaving as other shop owners venture in for some of my prime props.  Just the other day 3 more dress forms, all of my small vintage windows,  my row of funky shopping baskets, 2 more tables and 2 more large display pieces... fabulous pieces that have never before held a price tag...
anyway, I'm getting off track.
My plan today is to talk about my next project at home...


I am in desperate need of a new kitchen faucet...which means it is time for a new sink...which in turn gets down to my main focus...new counter tops.  This project has been in the works and put on hold for over two years now.  But not anymore....


this faucet was meant to be a temporary fix for the original one that started leaking and couldn't be fixed...at the time I hadn't found what I wanted, as far as a new sink, faucet and counter top. So my husband bought the cheapest thing out there because it was a temporary fix... over two years later...

I really haven't started to look outside of my computer yet...
Oh, the lovelies on Pinterest.

I barely let myself linger on the Pinterest site because of the time suck. It goes on and on and soon hours have passed... as the hours pass it is easy to feel that things at home are just not right any longer. Every room now needs to be changed...and where are my vases of real flowers...not just real but real beautiful flowers...in every room. 

I'm getting off track again...
I am happy to say, I have started the project in my mind, which means... soon.  I will pick out a sink, faucet and counter tops




These are the only thing left in the house that were original when we built in 1991.
Basic Formica.
It's hard to believe, this October we will have lived here 24 years. 


The cabinets I painted and distressed about 10 years ago.
Tops are white and the bottoms are brown with a black wash.





It's funny the yellow accents I am noticing in these photos. Most of my things now are whites and blues... anyway, have a lovely Saturday, and if anyone has any suggestions on funky sinks and such... drop me a line. I would love something fabulous to sit under my chandelier.



Lori - RBPCo. 

2 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, you will have lots of fun! We built in 1988 and redid our kitchen last fall.
If you want to take a look, there is a link on my sidebar. Can't wait to see what you do!

Linda Strand said...

Hi Lori! Have you considered going vintage with your sink? I have no idea what is really involved in installing something vintage (probably a pain, but would be worth it!), but there are some beauties on craigslist. Like this one ... http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/hsh/5144086709.html. Great way to add some authentic vintage flair to your kitchen!