September 4, 2010


How cool is this? 
A few days after finishing our cabinet makeover
the girls and I  decided some new wall hangings were in order.
The following week I was running errands and stopped by Joann's to return a $2 item.
I was in a hurry and told the boys we were not going to look around at all!
When an item in the sale corner caught my eye.  Which just so happened to be part of a large collection
of really great decor that perfectly accented my newly painted cabinets.  
Did I mention it was all 40% off?
Including my very favorite of all?

For those who were wondering... while digging around through the disaster area that used to be our family room... we found this before picture of the kitchen.  This is only slightly better than it looked when we bought our house in 2001.  When we signed on the deal the appliances were all avocado green and the walls were various colors of paint with several layers of wall paper and border.  In aniticipation of a quick remodeling job, we only stripped the wall paper, replaced the broken appliances and repainted the walls a neutral shade of white.  When it comes to decorating, that is Allen's favorite color... in case you were wondering.  So after you take a look around here, pop over to the redecorating job in this post.  


  1. You are so lucky I was NOT in Joann's before you! lol I love everything you purchased, Kat.



  2. Looks so bright and cheery...perfect place to gather with the family.

    I look forward to checking in more frequently again, now that the kids are back in school. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.