Sunday, October 21, 2012

Looking past the drywall dust...

Hi Sweeties!  Somewhere among all the drywall dust lurks a budding beautiful home. Little by little we are making changes and everyday things look a little bit brighter here at the "money pitt!"

We painted the kitchen walls, replaced the ugly gold brass light fixtures and the best part of all.....replaced the counter tops with granite!!

Here's a peek at my new granite...

 I showed you pictures of the new light fixtures.  I've finally added all the crystals....I love it!!
 We are currently sleeping in the guest bedroom while the master bath is being remodeled.  Right now it looks like demolition derby...a real mess.  I keep telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end.  I sure hope so.
In the meantime get out there and create, sew, write, photograph, craft, cook, bake and find something wonderful and share it with all of us.

I'm joining the fun at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!!!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
I think it's fun to move into a new home. Picking new everything to make it your own. I've done it three times. I've moved fifteen times but only three were brand new.
Sounds like yours is going to be gorgeous when you're finished, Sissie. Love the crystals and the granite. Yup, love the white cabinets too! Thanks for the peek.


White Weathered Hutch, said...

Looking Good!! Love the special touches and the granite. Those blue dishes are to die for...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh wow, it is looking so your granite...I know that is so exciting!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Now that your special touch is being added I'm sure it's starting to feel more like a home. Can't wait to see more. The kitchen is gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

I knew your kitchen would be lovely! Your last one was just gorgeous! The granite is really pretty and I love that dish rack, very rustic! Keep the posts coming!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

It's looking real good Sissie!! Your granite counters are beautiful! Can't wait to see more peeks!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful granite, Sissie! I love the color of it with your white cabinetry. One room at a time ~ that's how to do it. We finally got the new carpet put in for the two bedrooms this past Friday. I am so glad we are done with flooring. I was getting tired of moving stuff from room to room and walking around everything! Our first year flew by here. We have painting on the list for next year.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The granite is beautiful Sissie! From the photos everything looks dust to be seen! ~Hugs, Patti

The French Bear said...

Sissie, I do love the new's so lovely and all that beautiful white..... love the granite too!
Please tell me where you found the dish rack, that is very vintage feeling, love it!

Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous! I love all the touches in your kitchen. Especially that dish drying rack!!! Can't wait to see more photos!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, I love the granite and can't wait to see more. It will be so worht all the mess in the end.

chateau chic said...

Sissie, Your kitchen looks beautiful! Yes, it is worth all the dust and mess if you can hang in there.
Mary Alice

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. Your granite countertop looks beautiful, such a great color. Also the lamp I love. Have a nice week.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Gorgeous kitchen!! It's hard living with remodeling projects. Ugh! It's the price we pay for beauty! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, your kitchen is looking so pretty. Love your new granite and I'm enjoying going through your move with you.
Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

We just got our Granite countertops in on Friday. First time to have Granite
Woah granite cost thousands! But we figured it was an investment.

We got light tan with cream and a speck of blue

In 41 years of marriage first time we ever got to buy counter tops!

Patty Sumner said...

It all looks gorgeous. I have been out of blog land for awhile...did you move? Regardless, you always have wonderful taste....Blessings!

Lucille said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, Sissie! I love those granite counters. It must be so pleasant to work in such a gorgeous room!

GardenofDaisies said...

Sissie, it all looks fabulous!! One of these days I need to work on my kitchen, too. I'd like to have a new gas cooktop and new countertops too. I've been eyeing the quartz ones.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh my gosh, Sissie, this is just gorgeous! and YES, it will all be worth it!! xoxo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the color you chose for your countertops--it looks so pretty! That chandelier looks great too--I need a better view of it:) I am sure your house will feel like home soon:)

Gail said...

It's beautiful Sissie! Can't wait to see all your beautiful touches in the end of all of this remodeling. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Lululiz said...

The kitchen looks fabulous, Sissie, great choice for the counter tops.

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sissie!! Love your gorgeous drippy crystals and the pink on your blog header!! xoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie the granite is gorgeous! I know all the construction is a pain but the results are going to be amazing!! hugs, Linda

Dorthe said...

Your new kitchen is looking just WONDERFUL dear Sissie.
The granite is so elegant and I love the crystals hanging- and the sweet tray with tulips.
Hope you feel good in your new surroundings-

Bente said...

Beautiful. Love that granite countertop.

Hugs from me

Cindy said...

Oh wow! I love your granite countertops! I don't remember seeing the chandy, but those drippy crystals look beautiful! Everything is looking so bright and fresh... Cool!


Beverly said...

Wow! You are making great progress, and everything is looking wonderful.

Congratulations on the opening of your new space.

Isabelle Thornton said...

SO beautiful! You have such a great eye for beauty! Xo

bj said...

Hi, my sweet Sissie Sue...this is going to be awesome...and that granite is so pretty. Yay for you to be getting all this newness.
I am excited for ya...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I missed this post, I love the countertops and oh yes, the house is getting Sissiefied!


Debbie Booth said...

Hi Sissie, boy I have just been admiring your kitchen pictures and the crystals. I love all of it. So very pretty. You did such a good job with all of it. We redid our kitchen and I have to say...I lost my zeal midway through it. I was so tired of the mess and things being disorganized every day...for months. But it is done and I"m so happy now with the finished look. Your home is always lovely. I've enjoyed reading through your much to enjoy!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful! Wonderful counter tops! I love that wire basket with the pretty plates and bowls in it! Everything is great. Love that look.

Carole said...

Sissie you and your hubby have really made some progress. Before you know it the whole house will be done.


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup