Weekend Coffee Share 5.13.17


If we were having coffee, I’d be pretty stoked to show you the progress in my DIY kitchen redo. You might be stoked to be able to make it to the kitchen without having to don a hardhat, steel-toed boots and a nail-proof vest.

I’m far from done, but it’s starting to look like a kitchen again. Since you are only here virtually, I’ll share “before” and “now” photos:








I still need to paint and hang cabinet doors and tend to a number of small items, but the big parts are done, at least on this side of the kitchen. The opposite side is still a mess. If I showed you “before” and “now” photos of that side, you’d think I was losing ground instead of gaining. So let’s just look at this side of the kitchen and pretend the other side doesn’t exist. Except for the coffee pot, of course.

I wanted to get the project to a point where the kitchen is functional again, and then be able to focus on other interests for a while. Like my yard.

There are so many outdoor project ideas I have for this summer, if the weather would only cooperate. For now I just stand at my rain-spattered window and watch all the growing things beckon to me to come out and play.  Then when I realize their “beckoning” is just from the wind and rain pelting the plants into a desperate frenzy, I wrap my sweater a bit tighter to ward off the chill and return to the kitchen for another cup of coffee.  And maybe a bit of touch up painting.


Thanks for stopping by and letting me carry on about my DIY doings. It might not look all that impressive to some, but I’m having fun trying out new skills and ideas and just seeing what unfolds. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I just saw my dog run by with a pie tin in his mouth. I really need to get those cabinet doors hung.

#WeekendCoffeeShare is generously hosted by Emily at NerdInTheBrain.com.  Hop on over to see what others are sharing over coffee this weekend. 

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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20 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 5.13.17

  1. Tena Carr says:

    Very nice job with the kitchen. It’s looking good.

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  2. Your kitchen is beautiful. Your work is outstanding. Best wishes for the other side of the kitchen.

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  3. Peggy Lemmer says:

    The counters turned out great and I love the tiles? on the wall. If Chules has a pie tin, I can’t imagine what Brisco and Zoey would find in the same circumstance. I guess it’s best I don’t create that circumstance. Hope the garbage can is well protected. Chules would never consider depositing Tux into it; would he?

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    • Maggie C says:

      Shhhh… don’t give Chules any ideas. The backsplash tiles are actually 18″ x 24″ panels made to appear metallic. I’m really pleased at the way they turned out. It really brightens up the kitchen. So far Chules hasn’t figured out how to open the door to the garbage can. When Bella is here, though, the garbage goes out the to garage. She can be very destructive when she gets a sniff of something.


  4. Pamela Morse says:

    I love the way it turned out. I want to do this to my kitchen now. Very impressed!!!!

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  5. QP and Eye says:

    WOW! What do you do for a day job? That is an outstanding effort and yes I’d be happy to come have coffee and high five your creative DIY skills. Well done, 🙂 Linda

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  6. Kathleen Howell says:

    Very nice! I have the same kind of tiles in my kitchen..

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  7. Wow, that kitchen is looking awesome! Keep it up. Finish strong. 🙂

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  8. Beautiful texture on the wall! Looking slick! You’re my role-model!

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