Thursday, June 14, 2007


Well, actually no update, the flipping market sucks right now and you can consider the word flipping to mean something else, ok? LOL. Anyway, just popping in to make sure I haven't forgotten my password and to say that yes, I plan to do the bathroom next but it's kinda crazy right now so it might be a few months till I get to it.

Hope all is well....Kathy

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It was a good day!

The appliances were delivered today. Finally I can cook real food!

All that's left is finishing the crown moldings, installing the cabinet above the fridge and putting everything where it belongs and of course clean up then I'll have the completed pics put up. Light at the end of the tunnel!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Almost there..

Things slowed down a bit but they are about to speed up. The new appliances will be delivered on Wednesday and then all that needs to be done is the new cabinet installed and the rest of the trim to be painted and everything put back in place....whew! Here's one wall that's done. I took the cheap looking fruit off the pot rack and replaced it with small mosaic glass tiles, very understated.

Looks much better than that crappy fruit you saw in an earlier shot down below, don't you think?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Coming along nicely

The crown moldings are up, they just need a coat of paint.

A close up of the trim.

We could play chess on my new island!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The grout is done..

JohnnyB did a great job. It has an old world feel and is neat, clean and not too busy. It will look even better when I put the sealer on it and when the kitchen is decorated.

Thank you JohnnyB, as usual, you're the best!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The tiles are down, no grout yet and the sink has to be properly set up, window treatments would be nice and crown moldings too but it's coming along.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Progress pics..slow but sure.

Ok, here's the layout for the island, all the old tiles have been removed.

A pic of the paint color.

A better pic of the living room paint.

Saturday, January 20, 2007's demo time.

Here's a better pic of the tiles and here's some of the demo pics where JohnnyB made room for a full size stove. Tonight I'm painting and starting to remove the old tiles. God I hate painting!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ok, I made a decision

I found yet another tile at Lowe's and the price is perfect, it matches my paint colors perfectly and the best part is I won't have to pre-order it or make many cuts. Here's a pic or two. this is it, I'm tired of looking and sweating over it. I'll post the before, during and after pics.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Kitchen Tile Dilemma

I'm re-tiling this kitchen and I need some feedback. I'm trying to stay neutral and appeal to the masses and I need your opinion. My paint color will be a soft, warm cocoa color with white crown moldings. The cabinets are a natural maple. The floor is a muted terra cotta tile, 12x12 paver. The ceiling is wood like a floor. Here are some tiles I took pics of at various locations. What do you think?
Keep in mind the pics colors may not be exact because they were taken with my cell phone.

#1 is a 12x12 Travertine. the color looks better in person.

#2 are 2 sets of Travertine stone with accents that you can mix or match for contrast.

#3 is a Travertine knock off in a 6x6 that you can use one color or several to add texture.
#4 is a natural stone with mosaic accents, these are actually 4 different mosaic color choices.

#5 is a knock off stone with mosaic from home depot.

#6 This is a man made stone from Casa De Ceramica.

#7 is a Travertine set with accent. The drawback is the tiles are 3x3 so it's more labor intensive.

This is a cheap ceramic porcelain from Home Depot. If I went with this, I'd change my paint color to an off white.

Any thoughts?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

This is home. Amidst all these beautiful trees are old, run down houses just waiting to be flipped. This is my mission.
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