Slow Progress is Better Than No Progress

I feel I am living in slow motion with this remodel. Seriously! I feel that things were really clipping along and then BAM!! All the final details seem to be taking forever!

SO, here is the window that was delivered for over the sink. Hmmmm – notice anything not quite right??? I obsessed in this remodel on everything being balanced and in symmetry. I made it into a big deal! Literally! So, why would I order a casement window over the sink that was not centered with the sink? I didn’t!  So they went ahead and installed it and ordered the correct window – to be rushed of course.

Here is the correct window!

The panels have now been placed on the fridge and dishwasher – plus the hardware was installed!!

We have a faucet, which means running water. That is always a plus. We even have a disposal now!

Our backsplash was put in this week!! I love my beveled subway tile. Plus our electrician put in the LED under the cabinet lights. Now my trim guy needs to come back and finish out the window. Oh – that will take forever because I am sure he is on another job.


Front door has had one coat of tung oil on it. Waiting to see how much is absorbed.

Even more fun and games is putting everything back in it’s place! But first you have to wash and dust most of it! Takes for-freakin-ever!!! Never in my life have seen the dust that we have here!!

Then in the middle of all of this the dang AC unit upstairs pan overflowed!!!! Just lovely. Now our freshly painted ceiling in our family room has a monster patch on it. Just when I thought I was finished with drywall dust! We are just thankful that we were home when it happened! Now, the pan has a sensor in it that will turn the unit off when water gets in it. Pretty genius! Wonder why it did not have that already as it is only about 3 years old???

My to-do list is so, so very long!!! I just want to snap my fingers and it be done! I love instant gratification……………….don’t you?

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The Devil is in the Detail – Choosing Cabinet Hardware

I hate it when people are so honest! A friend told me that “I may be” over thinking making  a decision on our hardware.  She could be right. But to my defense it is not that I am “over thinking” as it is that there are so many wonderful choices available.  It is really hard to make a decision.   There are knobs, drop pulls, backplates, cap pulls, latches and handles. How to combine all of the hardware choices is the trick!

Look at all the ways hardware can be used in these kitchens.

Using only knobs – I am assuming they wanted the cabinet hardware to blend into the white cabinet.

This is also a knobs only kitchen – these also blend into the cabinetry.


another kitchen I love with knobs only.

Knobs only in what looks like a brushed nickel


Here is a normal combination of kitchen hardware – knobs on the upper cabinets and handles on the bottom cabinets.


Knobs on the upper cabinets and cup pulls on lower cabinets

Handles on upper and cup pulls on lower


Knobs on upper and cup pulls lower ( love this kitchen!)

Cup pulls and latches

Cup Pulls – and that vent hood is beyond incredible

Knobs and vertical handles


Only handles


Handles, knobs and drop pulls

 Half knobs – half handles ( love this kitchen also!!)


knobs and drop pulls

Decisions! Decisions!  Here is what I have picked out so far. I ended up going with Top Knobs hardware using their antique pewter.

This is the 18″ appliance pull for the paneled refrigerator and dishwasher and chest on chest. I will also use a 6″ for some of my cabinets.

For the laundry room I picked out these knobs and cup pulls

For the butlers pantry  large drawers

 and the smaller drawers this backplate & knob

 I also love these that  from Bouvet for the bookshelves in our family room

or I may just use this simple knob also from Bouvet

 Things are moving right along with our remodel. But unfortunately there have been some issues in the last week. Lessons learned for sure. I will share those with you in the next post.

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