Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Transformation Tuesday-Oak Kitchen Sneak Peek

I know I'm posting this prematurely and Sheila, the tidy and talented homeowner will probably kill me for this, but it's worth the risk, because I just had to show you what a few gallons of paint, a incredible amount of carpentry talent, and a small (?) budget for countertops (plus some persuasive discussions with the hubby) will get you.....

Same flooring, same appliances, same backsplash tile, same layout, island, and lighting....
New counters, creamy white paint, hardware, undermount sink, and beadboard wrapped around the existing island....

So sorry I wasn't patient enough to show you the after shots once doors were painted, but stay tuned, I will for sure soon. They're working on replacing a desk area and converting it to a coffee bar-can't wait to show you that too. 
Same house...different room below:
 I think I posted this area before...the original oak cabinetry as it was above the washer and dryer in laundry:

Here it is again with a bulk head built to bring the cabinetry up to the ceiling! Isn't it beautiful? I love when the homeowners are talented enough to do the homework themselves! Hubby is amazing with trim work and wife is incredible with a paint brush and roller!!

Across the room-same space.  The base cabinets used to be oak too!

You can still see the oak door....that's already been repainted...as will all the main floor trim work. I can't wait to show you the whole thing. 
(Side note to Sheila...now I really owe you big time. First I show up at your house two days early for our consult and now I posted these pics before the project is complete. 
So sorry. That's just how proud I am of you guys and your transformation! Hope you can forgive me! :)

Stay tuned for more oak to amazing transformations!   See you back here soon!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Peddler's Market-2015

 In preparation for the Zeeland Fall Peddler's Market last weekend, Ken and I spent a fair amount of time in the garage/workshop putting together signs, pumpkins and other fall decor. Brecken (our 15 year old daughter) walked in one evening and spotted these prototypes on the workbench. 

 Here was her resulting 'tweet'! :)
 Ken and I laughed so hard and proceeded to immediately trim down the stems which resulted in this:
Much better I think.
In spite of an extremely bothersome blustery start, we had an incredible day on Main Street peddling our wares. 
It was an amazing crowd that came out to shop that day, with the throngs of people making it nearly impossible to walk down the street from 3-5. The crowd tapered off during the last hour but we were so pleased with how much product moved and we were able to bring what was leftover to stock my booth at Not So Shabby-which had gotten precariously low in recent weeks. 
Overall, a great weekend and always worth the late nights of prep.
Thanks to you Champs who ventured out that day and purchased some Room For Change signs and accessories!

 These candy corns sold like hot cakes and we ended up making two more batches of 10 sets of each size. 

Here's the pic I posted on FB and Instagram that piqued people's interest:

 I'm currently taking custom orders for these latitude/longitude signs-can do any city.

If you don't follow Room For Change on Insta, make sure you do-I'll be posting pics this week of leftover items that you can find in the booth. room4change_
Thanks again for making the only two shows we do each each year, worth doing!!



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Home Tour-2015

You Guys! 
I survived! We were asked to be part of the Zeeland Historical Society's annual Home Tour this year. The theme was called "Renovation Celebration" and was to focus on homes that have been restored to NOT their original state, but rather, to showcase what a homeowner could do to turn a century old  historic home into something trendy, current and oh so 2000's. 

 let's just say....we were a bit out of our league. (Insert laughing/crying emoji). 
These homes weren't just renovated...they were almost tear down to the ground and built up again brand new. Just fantastic!!

Ours and one other home, out of the 10 on the tour, were the only ones essentially not brand new. Ken and I snuck out during the open house to walk through the others and on our bike ride back to our well loved and lived in home, he said, "Do you think they'll mind if we shut ours down early?!" Ha!

We did feel so honored to be a part of it and the Zeelanders walking through were so sweet and encouraging and kind, I really wasn't too ashamed of the dents, dings, dirty trim etc. and could once again experience so much gratitude for this house and what it has meant to me and my family over these past 8 years. 

To those of you who paid the $20 to tour, I'd say you got your money's worth with viewing. These renovated homes were incredible!

Here's just a brief sampling of what we saw:

Urban loft above a downtown business.
Shout out to Mitch Bakker, Amy Cheyne and crew for this beauty:

And I few pics I snapped that morning of our humble abode. :)

This sectional always looks purple in pics...it's actually charcoal gray:

 We finally finished off our laundry room-stay tuned for an uncoming blog post on that!

True That.

Love you guys. Thanks to everyone who came through Saturday. It was a great time! Sold-out crowd. Beautiful day. And another fine opportunity for the Lord to teach me contentment.