Monday, September 19, 2011

It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

A few weeks ago I asked a friend for some ideas to update my kitchen.

After our 25 day vacation, I walked into our house and everything seemed old, and lame, and in desperate need of a coat of paint and a major update. That's when I e-mailed Emily.

Emily is the queen of DIY. She can turn a bed skirt into an actual skirt or a pillow case into an apron. But she also knows what she's talking about when it comes to interior design. I was expecting a few ideas, jotted down in an e-mail, but what I got was a full-on design consult. She came to my house and took pictures and had some amazing ideas.

But that's not all. She also came up with this blog post which explains, in detail, all her ideas. When I saw the post this morning at 6:14 I realized that Home Depot had just opened and even though I was in my robe and slippers, I wanted nothing more than to run over there and start shopping.

Instead, I started trolling Craigslist for new chairs. And then I started obsessively e-mailing Emily pictures of my finds and asking her what she thought. And then I drove out to Sherwood and bought 5 chairs and a table with 2 leaves for $30. I'm going to sell the table and leaves and the chairs are in need of some TLC, but that's $6 a chair people.

So over the next few days (probably weeks) I'll be posting pics of my kitchen transformation. Robert and I have been throwing around words like bead board and bubble glass all day and trying to figure out how, with only 5 days left of his sabbatical, we are going to get all this done.

Even though our kitchen and house and probably garage and backyard are going to be chaotic for the next few days, this is how I feel right now . . .

Thank you Emily!!


Natalie said...

You go, girl! I can't wait to see the in-progress pictures!

Emily said...

Aw shucks! SUPERSTAR!!! I'm so glad I could help. Thanks for believing in me. :)

Heather said...

Exciting! Can't wait to see everything.