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Thursday, October 4, 2012

DT PROJECT AND KITCHEN REMODEL SNEAK PEEK

Hello, everyone!  Hope all's well with everyone!

I'm still going through a pretty rough time with my kitchen remodel.  To name a few things, we made a change in our initial oven selection purchase from the double-oven to deciding on the full-size oven with a bottom warming drawer and someone at the store forgot to make the change on paper, so the double-oven was delivered and had to be returned -- and replaced; the contractors are in competition with each blaming the other for mistakes, i.e., the plumber blames the cabinet maker for not placing the cabinets in the correct position for the dishwasher to fit properly and the cabinet maker says it's the plumber's fault for installing the pipes the wrong way -- UGHHHH!  I don't care who's to blame, I just want it corrected and done!!!  Then there's dust EVERYWHERE that I've been unsucessfully trying to clean up nightly to avoid inhaling all night; I'm tired of all the kitchen utilities packed up and relocated throughout my home where they don't belong, and in my way; and daily eating out and/or microwave meals, and having to wash dishes in the laundry room sink (in a new dishwash basket of course)!!!  This is just a preview of things; at this point and overall, I want all of these folks out of my house and everything back to normal!!!  I'm not liking neither my situation or myself right now!  Anyway, I decided to give you a before and "how it looks now' sneek peek and I'll share that at the end of my project post.

With no time to give to do a tutorial for my today's DT project over at Sheila's, I'm only able to share a quick project I put together and provide a brief explanation of how it was done.  It's simple enough  to copy should you choose to do so.

My project is a clipboard note-holder and magnet (sorry the pictures didn't turn out as clear as I would have liked):

 
The colored cardstock in the middle of the board is an example of a note clipped to the board and the picture below shows the "note" removed from the clip clearly revealing a notes pad attached (I think I'm going to add a matching pen and make this a gift set):
 
 
This picture below shows the back of the board where the back of the clip and magnet are attached:
 
 
This clipboard began from a set of discarded cardboard coasters shown below and a large paper clip :
 
 
What I did was painted the board with a cream color acrylic paint, sprayed it with a clear gloss, glued lace around the edges, attached the clip with E6000 glue, and embellished with gold bling ribbon, flowers edged with gold Stickles, and topped it off with a cream bow at the bottom -- SIMPLE!  This will be a quick gift when as occasion arises for one.
 
Now, as promised, the before and "to-date" sneak peaks of a corner of my ugly old kitchen's remodel:
 
 
 
 
 
Still waiting for the counter tops to be measured and installed, the new ceiling fan to be put up, the cabinets to be corrected so that the dishwasher can fit in between correctly, the electrical fixtures and plumbing to be completed, and a few other adjustments and installations.  I'll have pictures of all the completed work to share with you when it's done -- whenever that happens!!!
 
Well, I haven't been sleeping well these last few nights so I'm off to try to get some rest.  I'll be back when I can, and will catch up on visiting also as soon as I can.  Because this is such a trying and stressful time for me, I'd like to thank you in advance for your patience.  I truly do miss you but for now, this is my life and it's no fun!
 
As always, thanks for stopping by, love you all and...,
 
I'll be seeing you!

43 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey poor you going through the kitchen remodelling...I hate it when workers have to come in to our home for anything even if it is to fix a leaky tap!!

Rhonda Emery said...

wow on both your kitchen is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful clip board, great gift idea. Sorry about all the hassles but it will be gorgeous when finished.

Lisa said...

Your project came out gorgeous my friend, so elegant. Your kitchen is looking good. I know that is the hardest room to have done because it's used the most but I'm sure it will be done soon and you'll be able to relax :)

Monique Barr said...

First I just love your project. And your kitchen is awesome, I just love that black. I need to do the same color it would match everything else in my kitchen. Can not wait to see the rest of the pictures

lovemypaper said...

Very cute project! Love the new kitchen!

shari said...

Audrey, for a simple project it sure is pretty! Believe it or not, all the grief of the remodel will be worth it in the long run, you will forget all the stress and dust and love it. Hang in there! Shari

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Oh Audrey, so sorry that things are taking so long and that people are making mistakes - its such a pain in the ! It will all be worth it in the end. Sending you lots of hugs and hoping it will be done soon. Karon

Susie Craft Happy! said...

These are fabulous!!

Things are looking good in there. :-)

Nicole said...

Audrey, this is beautiful!

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous project Audrey! I am insanely jealous of your new kitchen :)

girlia said...

Beautiful job on the project and the kitchen is simply beautiful

Scrappin Sista said...

I love your DT project, Very pretty! Now on to that kitchen, I love the revenovation!!! Its going to look just gourgous!!! I know you're going to have much fun cooking this holiday season!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey I am so sad to hear you are still having so many things going wrong? :-(. It sounds like everything that could go wrong has gone wrong... But you have to keep looking at how beautiful it is going to be when it's all finished AND it does looks so beautiful. It will be over soon. Hopefully the worse is over. I love your beautiful clipboard, you are always so creative and make it look so easy. You are always in my prayers. Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the pretty lace.
I hope you get some rest today!

Pam said...

Audrey this is so elegant. And beautiful photography! Tfs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is a WONDERFUL project and soooo cute. Love the detail and that soft creamy color is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Oh you kitchen is coming along beautifully... can't wait to see it completed. Have a blessed day!

Luvy said...

Kitchen looks great so far! Looking forward to seeing the end result. Hang in there!!

Love the adorable note holder! Thanks for sharing!

Jani Lewis said...

Construction can really be stressful. I wish you many peaceful days in your beautiful kitchen when it is through. Great memo board.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

The remodel looks great. I think you will love the stainless once it is all finished! I like the dark cabinets. I've wanted to paint ours for a while now, but hubby likes our stained ones. They aren't very old...still working on that! Your note holder is very lovely. I like the BLING! :-)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous project!! The lace is so beautiful!! I love how you made this from old coasters!! I have a stack of them and you have inspired me to try this!! Sorry the remodel is so stressful but you can already see that it is going to be fabulous when it's done!! Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori m said...

First, tossing lots of hugs your way, this is one remodel job I don't want to tackle, but really should.

It looks amazing even without the counter tops on yet. What a difference in the layout, can't wait to see it finished. Breath...that's what folks tell me with each project.

Your new design is stunning, fantastic idea and beautiful keepsake.

Hugs, Lori m

lisa808 said...

Beautiful DT project.

The kitchen remodel is looking good! I await the complete pictures.

Treva said...

Cute note holder! The kitchen is going to beautiful so just try to be maintain until its complete!

Maria said...

kitchen looking good. want to see the finish product

A Creative Operation said...

I love the project, as always, and I absolutely adore your kitchen!!! That is going to be soooooo awesome!

DIANA L. said...

How fun!!! a new look.

Edie said...

Hi Audrey, I'm a Chicagoan and a fairly new blogger. Just happened onto your blog. I just love the note holder and the magnnet. I'm planning to give all hand-made gifts for Christmas, so this is perfect. Also I got my entire kitchen done awhile ago , so I know just how you're feeling. Is going to be so rewarding when it's complete. Check my blog out when you get a chance. www.ediewarren.blogspot.com.

Reflections from Granny said...

Just dropping in to say hello and I hope you're having a very relaxing weekend!

Hugs, Lori m

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! Love your projects, and it looks like the kitchen is well on it's way too. I bet it is driving you nuts! Hope by now that is near finished. Would love to see it completed. Hope you are well! Best, Curt

Beebeebabs said...

Just stopping by to say Hi - hope all is well!!!

Norma said...

Hello Audrey:) I was stopping to say hello! WOW! the kitchen looks fantastic, Congrats on your NEW kitchen!!! Your project is just beautiful as always my friend!! Have a fantastic weekend!!
Hugs,
Nrma

lovemypaper said...

Popping by to say Hi!

Reflections from Granny said...

A quick hello as I'm running down the halls. I hope this finds life at the relaxing point of your kitchen remodel. Hugs, Lori m

Lori Apgar said...

Love your kitchen sneak peek!!!! Your project is darling as usual too :)

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Wow! Really cool neat project, Audrey!!! And your beautiful remodeled kitchen is getting there! Looks lovely!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

I said Audrey and not Nadia right? lol. If not- so sorry, I just came from her blog and am not thinking straight right now.. hehe

~BridgetL~ said...

Hi Girlfriend, just checking in with you to see if you are doing ok. I hope that the kitchen is done and you are cooking away and are able to get some crafting in.
How was Halloween? We did it up right in our neighborhood. Been missing you. Hope alls well. Hugs my friend and Happy November.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I hope everything with the kitchen work will go smoothly for you soon.....

beautiful project, thanks for sharing!

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Hi Audrey! I love your notepad! It's so pretty. Someone will really appreciate that. How is your remodel going? Hope you're doing well!

lovemypaper said...

Hello Audrey hows is the kitchen going!

ChatterScene.com said...

Love it!

I hope you ended up getting some rest:)

Lisa said...

Hi my friend, hope all is well, your kitchen remodel looks like it is coming along. I know that it's hard, especially the kitchen. When I was just painting my cabinets, it's was very hard since that is where you need to prepare food, but we got through it. :) Just checking in to say hello and hope all is well.
Your clipboard note hanger came out gorgeous. :)