Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What a little time buys you.

Here are a few sneak peaks at what we've been up to at casa Kibler (aside from gorging ourselves ourselves on homemade cake, cookies, candy and developing quite the eggnog butt).

This precious thing is covering one of my front door windows - it's twin is not finished yet.  I had high hopes for using a set of roman blinds that i got from Sears at a great discount but they were too huge and it was more fight than i had in me to figure out how to modify them.  It does not escape me that i probably worked twice as hard on this thing since i did it sans pattern and i lost my cool a few times....ahem.  However, i think it's kinda cute.  I promise to show more once i get the other one up.

And here's the man-project.  What i am not showing you here is the fact that the fireplace had no surround.  No trim. No molding.  Just gross big ceramic tile that they tore off the wall yesterday.   Taking the drywall with it and leaving a gaping hole.  That the cat tried to crawl thru.  Here is the drywall back up, ALL TV CORDS HIDDEN INSIDE - YAY and a new outlet pushed to the outside for the summer kitchen we hope to have (SOMEDAY).  I'm told tomorrow brings new trim, and travertine for the inset.  Here's hoping...i think i'm drinking tonight.  

all so that it can look like this by week's end...courtesy of Centsational Girl...she had me at hello. So, for the next few days, just imagine her fireplace in my family room...

That's it for now girlies.  Anyone thinking yet about New Year's Resolutions? I am....


  1. Wow! You have a lot going on at your house! We are with you on the gorging but then we just sit around for long stretches of time. :-)
    Can't wait to see your finished fireplace!

  2. How exciting! Can't wait to see it. Cheers!


  3. Ohhhh those shades are looking good! And I love the shot of your living room. Beautiful! Even the blog is looking good - I love the new header for 2011!