when we last visited these, i think the interior had been primed but not painted. it took me an entire weekend, but i (and by i, i mean I, NOT NACHO) finally got them painted.
in addition i (and by i, i mean I & NOT NACHO) have gone the distance & painted the exterior as well! okay, props to Nacho cuz he did prime them!
you may have noticed in the background of that first photo a little shelving unit hanging there. and while i could make this it's own post, cuz they are so awesome, i go ahead & give them to you here. i think i'd mentioned at the beginning of this project that our upper cabinet layout was going to stop at the hood thingy. i can't tell you how many people were wondering what exactly we were going to put to the right of that hood. well, here's what we did...
here. it's more decorative than anything, & i have a couple more items to put on it, but i love it!
we carried this same shelving idea over onto the big dining room wall...
KABLAAM!!! is that a statment or what? i mean the shelves of course, but it's hard not to notice The Kids isn't it? We actually designed the shelving unit around the portraits. i had those done as a gift for Nacho last Christmas. my plan had been to hang them side by side over our headboard, but when Terry saw them, he said you have to put them here so people can see them. you know what? i think this guy knows what he's doing!
and while we're in this part of the house, i think i've found my solution to the bench cushions! i'm a beginner at sewing, but i did manage to make this a few weeks ago. i figure if i can wing my way through a zipper without looking at anything, then surely i can make seat cushions. and i found this posting at Sew Mamma Sew
after reading it, i really think i can do it! right now i'm trying to decide between two "fabrics" that i found at Target...
okay, that's all for now. don't want to give it all away in one long post! i have all my pictures taken & downloaded from the camera, so there really is no excuse for me not to trickle the updates in right?