Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy, happy, joy, joy...(& the dentist!!!)

Hooper's out of town and I am taking 4 kids to the dentist this morning. hmmm...wonder who is having more fun? I can not believe Jan 1 is on Sunday. That gives me just enough time to cram all the sugar and carbs I can get my hands on into my mouth only to declare Sunday my New years resolution is to eat healthier. Maybe I'm setting the bar to high. Maybe my resolution will be not to rob a bank. I can stick to that one....

Anyway, I need a happy picture to get me through my morning...
What is this happy picture you ask? My new barn wood counter tops my hoty (husband of the year) and bro's put in. It was a total surprise! Jeff got me out of the house for 4 hours and when I got back, VOILA! They are old greyed out boards from a barn in a neighboring county. Jeff thought this was the extent of our kitchen re-do. Poor Jeff...

Now I need to...
1. paint the cabinets (thinking grey)
2. repaint the floor (thinking solid blue)
3. Install back splash...loving this...

Right before they put them in (I really had no idea) I painted the whole kitchen Ben Moore revere pewter. It looks amazing with the counters! This was my original inspiration when I first started talking about my kitchen (years ago)

Maybe I'll do the cabinets white... thoughts? (Can't wait to show you the finished product!!!)

Anyway, I have a lot of time to think about it while I'M AT THE DENTIST WITH 4 KIDS!!!!
Enjoy your Friday and have a safe and Happy New Years!

Bye, bye Birdie,
~A

8 comments:

My Interior Life said...

Your counters look fantastic - what a great surprise by your HOTY (too funny)!! Oh, so many decisions to be made now. Gray cabinets would be lovely or for more contrast you could go with the white/cream. Either would be beautiful! And you know I love that tile.

Sorry about having to take your kiddos to the dentist . . . did I ever mention my husband is a dentist? He's a really nice one.

Anonymous said...

I love both your and Hooper's work and have enjoyed following your blog for the last several months. I recently purchased a reclaimed wood table similar to your countertops but have been struggling with the right way to care for it. Do you have recommendations for how to clean them while maintaining the integrity and beauty of the reclaimed wood?

Thanks!!!

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

Anonymous- Thanks so much for reading! I have a barnwood dining table that has been oiled- not sealed and I clean it a lot with soap and water (kitchen sponge) or furniture polish/ orange oil. It has been fine and still looks as good as when I got it. My kitchen counters however are sealed with poly and so far I have just used soap and water but plan on using normal kitchen cleaners as well. My suggestion would be a mild soap and water... Hope this helps! Thanks! -Ann

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Ann. That's super helpful.

Yvette said...

I hope the dentist trip went well. On the flipside, you don't have anything to worry about the kitchen. It sounds like you're doing much progress! I have no doubt that it will look exactly like your inspiration does.

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