Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Popping in from the Lake!

Life is beginning to be a bit more 'normal' - whatever that means - haha! We moved into the lake house a week and a half ago. We are almost done unpacking and are beginning to hang pictures and artwork. Hubby is spending lots of time in the yard, getting it back in shape.

Above is the 'before' and 'after' of the kitchen. It was 'L' shaped before and now it is 'U' shaped - much bigger! The island is the same except it's been painted and topped with quartz. The vent hood is hammered copper and all countertops are quartz. Note that the soffit above the cabinets is gone - much more storage now. LOVE this transformation!

I talked here about getting some porch furniture sand blasted and powder coated. Here it is in all it's fresh oil-rubbed-bronze finish with newly reupholstered cushions. Looks great for 26 year old furniture, doesn't it?

Morning traffic...

Evening grilling...

Cooper LOVES it here! He swims every single day.

We have worked so hard over the last few weeks and are so glad we are slowing down now.

The best news? We went to Auburn yesterday and I brought back a sewing machine and supplies! I think I'll be sewing again this week - so happy about this!

My biggest dilemma in the house is the sofa. We were hoping to save it. It's a sleeper sofa with removable slipcovers. I spent two solid days washing the slipcover using Oxyclean, bleach, detergent, and anything else you could think of. But there are weird stains that are huge and are not coming out. Any suggestions? I've even thought of dying them to see if that helps - they are ivory in color.

We may just have to buy a new sofa - and that's okay, too.

I'll be sharing a few more pictures of the remodeled house soon. We have a few more 'punch list' items that are being done here and there - the design/remodel group we hired to take on this project has been the BEST! Such a pleasant experience!

Enjoy your day!


  1. I have had great luck using Kids and Pets from Wal-Mart on stains! I soak the area and let it sit before washing. It's an enzyme solution found in the cleaning area!

  2. Wow, what a change. Now you have two lovely residences.

  3. Kitchen looks great! Ours is also white cabinets and walls which we love. Everyone thought we were crazy doing white when we built the house 23 years ago but we love it! Your lake home looks so comfy and warm!!!


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