Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi!  I am back from Florida.  Did you miss me?  I missed all of you too!

I just spent the last week in Florida, helping my niece paint her kitchen cabinets and visiting with my sisters.

It wasn't all work.  There was a little bit of play too.  I went to the beach the first day there.

I saw a school of dolphins swimming.  I tried to get a picture but as soon as I raised my camera, they would go back under water.  Here are two photos of them.

Now on to the cabinet photos.  The cabinets were a light maple color and they were Formica.  So first we applied a bonding primer.  And then two coats of paint.

In the picture below, if you look close you can see a mocha glaze in the insets and around the edges of the cabinets and drawers.

I can't show you a finished picture, because all of the doors were not hung up when I left, and the new cabinet knobs were not on yet.

As soon as I get a picture from my niece, I will do an update.  The cabinet color is not showing true in my pictures.  It is really a lovely sagey grayish green in person.

I will be around to visit you all soon!
Welcome Home,


  1. I did miss you Penny! Glad you had such a good time on the beach and with your niece. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint and a new color to liven things up. I sure hope she lets us see it all together:>)
    Glad you're back.

  2. Yay! You're home and you were missed! I'm glad you had fun at the beach and some cute little tootsies!
    Oh, those cabinets look so wonderful. I kinda wish I had painted mine green! Hope we get to see them when the doors are on.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Welcome back Penny. Your niece should be proud. I love the green shade on her cabinets. Glad you got some time at the beach too. Dolphin sightings are so much fun too.

  4. The beach looks beautiful. I can tell the cabinets are going to look so nice and I look forward to the finished pic. You were a great person to travel so far and help your niece.

  5. I have missed you. I figured you were gone to some place nice like last year, but no you were painting. The cabinet color looks great. I love green.

  6. Suntanned tootises! How nice!!

    Welcome home and love the cabinet colors.

  7. Being at the beach sounds wonderful. The cabinets look fabulous. I can't wait to see them all finished. Hugs, Marty

  8. Yes, I did miss you! Welcome back. I hope that your niece sends you a picture soon because I am eager to see how it came together. Glad that you had a great time visiting with your sisters and niece. She has to appreciate the help of a pro!

  9. Love the cabinets. You were so lucky you didn't have to deal with exposed hinges. Makes all the difference. Welcome back!

  10. Glad you're back.You were missed. It looks like you had a great time on the beach and painting. I love the green color of the cabinets and can't wait to see the final photos.

  11. I love the pretty color of the cabinets! I know she appreciated you coming and I'm glad you got to spend some time on the beach! What great photos! It's so hard to get pics of the dolphins! Welcome home! ♥

  12. Lovely! The beach, the toes and the cabinet color! Welcome home. It must have been a bit of a let down after that lovely sandy beach.

  13. Hi Penny!

    Welcome home... I sent you an email!

    The beach looks soul is longing for it....

    Talk soon!


    Kelee Katillac

  14. Oh yes, you were missed!
    What a sweet auntie you are to go all that way to help your niece with her painting. Now....I have a bedroom that needs painting....

  15. Hope you enjoyed your stay in our state...the cabinets are looking wonderful!

  16. You were definately missed. I'm sure your neice appreciated your help and loves the new look in the kitchen tho.

    Now I want to go to the beach.

    Darla (the one in CA)

  17. Yes, saw you were back and tried to leave a comment last evening but couldn't! Glad you were at the beach some and not painting ALL the time. The kitchen looks great - your niece was fortunate to have you help out - especially as it was very hot there!

    Hugs - Mary

  18.'re back. I knew where you were..painting those cabinets that pretty color. The water pics are wonderful.
    hugs bj

  19. You were definitely missed Penny!!! I love your nieces kitchen cabinets so far-I love that color!!

  20. Welcome home, Penny! I did miss you! The beach looks fabulous and oh that wonderful blue ocean...
    Can't wait to see the finished cabinets, I love the color!


  21. Penny, I hope you enjoyed your time in Naples..
    the beach pictures are beautiful. We are heading
    down there tonight for a picnic. The cabinets
    look amazing. What a lucky niece!

    Flora Doora

  22. Catching up a bit and enjoying the scenery! What a gorgeous place to relax and watch the dolphins play! I love the color on those kitchen cabinets - can't wait to see pictures of the finished project.