Mothers Day Sunday usually includes a row at church filled with family members honoring the mothers. Sweet hugs from friends and the many happy Mother’s Day wishes This Mother’s Day is a little different because church is held in our living room sitting on the couch eating a muffin and drinking coffee in our shorts and t-shirts.
My kids are still here all under our roof. They know my thoughts on the “Hallmark holiday” but know my heart skips a beat when can be together. I’ll take it no matter what day is.
Happy Mothers Day to my mom.
We have a new mom in our home . While she is not in our everyday craziness, we still have the honor to listen to stories about your big kids and the grand babies. Happy Mommas Day D. Your house family loves you
My babies aren’t babies. They are all grown up with families and lives of their own. However they will always be my babies.
I birthed you
I raised you
I whooped you when nevessary
I kissed your boo boo’s and wiped your nasty noses
I loved you then
I love you now
I’m forever grateful to be your Mom
On this day May 10, 2020 happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, the wanna be moms, the mom whose heart aches this day for whatever reason. Know that you are thought of, prayed for and loved.
When you were born you made me a grandmother. I’m your BB
When you were 1 you were sweet and inquisitive. You look so much like your daddy and you absolutely have stolen our hearts.
When you were two, you became a big brother!!
I blinked and now you are 3 (you say thaaaaaaareeeeeeee!)
You are so sweet.
Jack William Wissinger I cant believe that you are already 3 years old. You fill my life with so much joy. You are loved from the inside out and all the parts in between. Today we celebrate your special day.
Once the plans were drawn up and I knew how large and in charge the kitchen would be, I went searching for inspiration.
Should it have white cabinets with dark counters like the big house?
It just didn’t feel right. I wanted it to feel like my vibe but it needed to have a flair all its own.
This photo stopped me in my tracks. While we don’t have a window and I didn’t have room for a farm sink…….the cabinets were my jam. Cottage farmhouse! I found the vibe I wanted.
I began searching for the perfect shade of blue, found the best backsplash and color matched the white I wanted for the walls and trim.
The budget did not allow for custom cabinets built by the fairy cabinet maker so we searched Lowe’s and Home Depot for stock cabinets that would fit. Can you even believe, after picking out the most fabulous of refrigerators, the stock cabinet sizes were perfect.
No fillers were needed
It was a miracle
I wanted white quartz counter tops.
Nothing more. Nothing less. But when the quote came back $1600 for less than 6’ of counter with a sink hole I might have cried a little. Come on!! I just couldn’t not justify spending more on the counter top than the whole kitchen cost. I hung my head and shopped the laminate section of the store.
Oh my word people. The marble looking laminate was absolutely positively wonderful and I am a little ashamed at my behavior over laminate. Forgive me laminate for doubting you. $300. Are you kidding me? I was ecstatic.
The last thing to do was slide in the full size narrow refrigerator, install the microwave/convection oven (do you know you can even bake cookies in this thing?) and call it a day.
A cute coffee mug holder.
The cutest basket on the wall for fruits and vegetables
A flowered rug
This kitchen is a wrap
Tomorrow is Jack’s 3rd birthday so my post will be ALL Jack but I’ll come back Saturday with the bedroom.
The basement/apartment needed a place for rest, for reading, for watching TV and anything in between. Nothing is big so I needed to create all this in approximately a 6’ x 8’ space
I knew I wanted an entertainment cabinet. The wall it would be on was a very specific size. I kept my eyes peeled at the Interfaith Thrift store and one day landed on the perfect piece. It was UGLY but changing ugly is my specialty.
I removed the top drawer and framed it in. This made a space so that design wise it could be a little different. Add a basket, stack books, whatever. The space was also going to mimic the rest of of our home. Lots of white, black and wood. I wanted to call it “farmhouse cottage.” You’ll see where the cottage comes in tomorrow.
I added some very discreet handles I found in the hoard and it’s done
With the discount from the Interfaith Thrift store, I think I paid $15 and the rest of the stuff I already had.
The next step was seating. This was the hardest part by far.
I really wanted a couch.
I REALLY wanted a sleeper couch so that more than one guest could sleep if necessary.
I searched for a loveseat
I searched for a futon
I searched for an extended chair that pulled out
It was ridiculous how much I searched. Everything was just too dang big.
So I stopped stopped searching and one day, as I perused Pier One I sat down to rest my feet.
I sat in the most glorious, comfortable, velvet, perfect color gray chair and I knew immediately it was THE chair.
But because I can’t just buy it because it’s perfect….. I had to go home, shop the web and make sure I was getting the best deal, fret over wondering if it was the perfect purchase and then wonder if I waited too long and it would be gone.
I finally bought it and it was a great choice!
Now it needed a foot stool.
I had already purchased fabric for another project. More on that later too! I had a footstool hanging out in the hoard and I asked Mom if she would be willing to cover it for me. I wish I had a before picture but I don’t.
I added a fluffy rug.
I painted the cutest outdoor metal table which was originally teal and made it into a side table for the already perfect chair.
Some plants and a pillow were added.
The TV is on a swivel and extendable mount so that it can viewed from anywhere in the space.
The AC is currently having a cover made for it and hopefully it will be done this week.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. The living room in the basement apartment is cozy, practical and perfect in my opinion.