Monday, February 25, 2013

Yummy Coffee Cake - Pinterest

Howdy Peeps! Boy do I have a treat for you today I found this very delicious sour cream coffee cake recipe on Pinterest.

This cake is moist and so full of flavor it truly is worth every calorie.

Click here for this very easy recipe! Thanks for stopping by I'll see you back here soon!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hip Hip Hooray The Kitchen Is Done

Hello Readers,
Thanks for coming by well it's finally reveal day! It was about five weeks ago when this "process" started and guess what? We are still married and speaking see folks it's possible for a husband and wife to work together so go ahead and give it a try.

Now let's get to it! Here is the before one last time!

drum-roll please...................

the counter-tops are holding up very well if you missed the post click here to read more
Abby our project manager did a fantastic job of keeping us on task, if you need an adorable and reliable project manager she is for hire :)
another great thing about this project is the cost!

  1. Benjamin Moore Advance paint $48.00
  2. Rustoleum Hammered Spray paint $5.97 at Walmart (painted the old hardware)
  3. Foam rollers and paint tray $9.00
  4. Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint for counter-tops  $34.95
  5. Minwax Wipe-On Poly used to seal countertops $7.99
  6. Elbow grease and patience (free)
Not bad for $105.91!
We had all the other supplies
Up next is my beadboard wallpaper project I'm excited and a little nervous but it's really going to make a huge difference. 
Have a great weekend I hope it's warm where you are, thanks for visiting Decor & Harmony.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Decorating Bookcases

Hello Readers,

As usual when one project is almost finished I've already moved onto the next one. I'm sure you can relate right? What I want to do next is switch up the accessories in our built in bookcases which are in the family room. This should be pretty easy to do I just need to find some inspiration. This room has really evolved for the better....let's take a look back shall we.

Holy smokes this is horrible and to think 
I thought I had it going on!!!

the picture is a little blurry but this how I have the bookcases decorated, I have found some great ideas on Houzz

If  you are looking for inspiration check out the website. This website had 4,614 photos of bookcases just so you have an idea of how massive the website is.
Thanks for coming by. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kitchen Cabinets and To Do List

Hello Readers,

When will it end!!! The kitchen is coming along but and I do mean BUT it's a lot of tedious work it's going to look fabulous when it's completely finished. My to do list just keeps getting longer within the next week or so I will have to paint the molding around the base of the cabinets, my knees are starting to ache just thinking about the kneeling and getting up and down but it's part of the process.

Now here is why my list is growing look at what I discovered on Pinterest! Beadboard wallpaper who knew!! Oh how this excites me. Look at what you can do with this ......
Beadboard Wallpaper

I know it's wallpaper doesn't it look fabulous!
I know, I know but this must be done this will look so great on the base cabinets don't you agree?

So anyway this is how far we have come........only 8 doors, 8 handles and 16 hinges need to be put up but whose counting!!

Wouldn't this look so much better with beadboard wallpaper?
 Ah yeah!!!
Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kitchen Countertops

Hello Readers,

The kitchen update is slowly coming along , over the weekend I worked on "jazzing up" those very dated counter-tops per Abby's recommendation :)

Are you ready for a sneak peek!?

Here are some of my favorite products including
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite

If you are interested in trying chalk paint please click here, I have ordered  my paint from Classic Wall Finishes and Patty is always very helpful.

you don't have to prime when using chalk paint but I wanted to take this extra step because it's the kitchen

I didn't want a smooth finish so I scuffed the counters up before applying the Wipe-On Poly

Abby is making sure it's done right

it was the "hubs" idea to use his buffer for waxing this save a lot of time and it help to give the counter-tops a bit more character

I really like the look it's sort of worn and aged

I am pleased with the results but I will wait about 7 days before I put anything  on the counters I just want to make sure the paint, polycrylic, wipe-on poly and wax are completely dry and cured.

only time will tell how well this technique will last but I'm willing to be the guinea pig I will keep you posted on the wear and tear

I painted the counter-top in the bathroom about a year ago and it has held up very well without any problems you can read about it here.

I hope to have this kitchen finished soon.......I can't take the organize mess much longer, Abby on the other hand is having a grand old time sniffing and getting into any and everything I don't think she wants the doors put back on, Abby isn't as innocent as she looks.

Thanks for stopping by!
Liz Marie Blog
Our Delightful Home

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kitchen Update

Hello Readers,

Thanks for stopping by today, we are moving along with the kitchen everything is coming together let's take a peek-a-boo!


Abby has been a very bossy project manager she means business

Our kitchen looks so much better and brighter I can't wait until it's finished more updates coming soon but this is all I have for now...................have a happy weekend.