HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WHITTLING THE TIME AWAY

IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY, STAYING BUSY AND NOT THINKING ABOUT THE TWO PROJECTS WE HAVE  PLANNED.

David, our contractor has had so many back ups with the weather.  It has rained everyday for months.  I think we have had two days without  rain.  Most of his jobs are outside terraces and porches.  It has really been a stumbling block for him.

I'm still hoping we see him sometime the first week of September, but I can't count on it!

Meanwhile, I get into trouble dreaming up small little projects and moving accessories around!

The Wine Bar was one!  Ordering the small wine cooler took care of the Whites!   A couple of days ago I came up with a way to house our Red Wines.  We had a six bottle wine holder in one of the cubbies .  The remaining Reds were in one of the lower kitchen cabinets.  

I asked MC if he could make a piece that would hold about 12 bottles.  That was Sunday.......Today it's finished and in place!!!!






We moved the rack that holds 6 bottles to the middle "cubicle".  Leaving the larger one for MC's new creation!





WHITES
IN COOLER 
BELOW


Total  Cost = ZERO.  Used scrap lumber and paint on hand.

I suggested to MC when it was all together that we needed to buy MORE WINE!!!


MC was busy, busy......and my mind was playing tricks!   I "somehow" convinced him to do a little switch with two mirrors!!!
 
 GUEST BATH VANITY
BEFORE
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 AFTER



FOYER
BEFORE


 AFTER


WE ARE NOW OFF TO BUY WINE!

 ......13 days to Tuesday, September 3rd!  But I bet it's later....................

Patty

29 comments:

  1. love the wine shelves! great idea!

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    1. I've been thinking about this idea for years!!! Finally figured out where to put it.

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  2. I love how you are always making changes! Always love what you do. And I promise not to hold it against you that you can't wear orange! oxoxox

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    1. That is too funny Lisa......I like the color, really I do, I just can't use it anywhere!!!! I do not want to look a day older than I have to and being around or in orange would have family and friends committing me to a "home".

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  3. awesome!!!! and i love the mirror switch- i think they look as they were meant to look now!

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    1. Glad you like the switch....
      Now we need to have some friends over for some wine!!!

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  4. "scrap" projects are always fun!

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    1. The garage is a mess, filled with scraps....I'm always after MC to clean it up, good thing he doesn't listen

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  5. That MC is a master carpenter! Please send him our way. Yes, go buy more wine because I'm coming over :)

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    1. We're ready!
      I'll tell MC...he will love hearing that from you.....

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  6. PS - Love how all the pieces in your home look great no matter where you move them!!

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    1. And I have moved them all over.....
      Can't seem to move the king bed, but I have tried!!!

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  7. Love your wine bar set up, do you have a collection of corks? I always think it looks fun to have a big apothecary jar of them. Cheers!

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    1. I am saving them for our neighbor, who have made unbelievable wall hangings from them.
      Our son and wife have a wonderful collection. They make notations of the wine, date and occasion.

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  8. I think that's an excellent way to store wine. Even better that MC is creative enough to use "scraps" he had. It's always a pleasure to see what epiphany you come up with next.

    How is the Anne Sloan paint holding up?

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    1. Annie is holding up great! Actually better than I thought! It also cleans easily!
      Thanks for all the raves about the Epiphanies!!!

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  9. Patty, I absolutely love the x detail on the new wine cabinet. You and MC make a fab team!!

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    1. MC is walking on Cloud 9 with all the great comments!!!

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  10. I'm so impressed that MC was able to make that great wine rack. It is SO perfect in the cubie--looks like it was made to go there. And, gotta love that it was free-sans the cute labor. I agree better run out and get some more red wine to fill 'er up!

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  11. I love it- great job MC! And great job Patty with the ideas!

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  12. The wine rack is perfect in the space and love the black! Your guest bathroom looks wonderful with the round mirror. Isn't it great that you can change up everything in your home and it all looks great?

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    1. We need to have a PARTY!!!
      I have so much fun moving everything around, and I'm thrilled that it's possible to use pieces in so many different spaces.

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  13. The wine rack is amazing and yay to buying more wine. Also love that round mirror, A LOT!

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    1. The mirror means a lot to MC and me. I've found so many places where it's just perfect!
      Bought some wine, now will plan a party!

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  14. I love moving things around too. Maybe the wine will keep you busy until your project gets going. ;)

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  15. MC is quite the handyman I think he has graduated to Crafsman!! Great job!! I love the way you two work together and are always making such beautiful improvements in your home,
    Kathysue

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    1. I will tell MC about his promotion! I hope he doesn't ask for more money!

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