Friday, January 7, 2011


It is so hard to believe that it's almost two years since I first put these cabinets together. The doors were missing - it took a month to get that straightened out....and then things just came to a stop. That was a hard year. And the blogging stopped. This is going to be a great year , I feel it in my bones. When I review my life I see that I seem to live it by decades.....this will be a new decade and a new beginning.

I reconciled with the fact that I couldn't afford marble or granite - the island is almost 12 feet long - by 4 feet wide. I found a tile that is huge and looks like slate and was very reasonable...I can get the job done and always change it down the road as it is an affordable DIY. My neighbor is helping with this stage as it's a bit "big" for me. But he has limited time so it may be another week - but I promise to keep posting the updates.


  1. OOH, I can't wait to see the end results

  2. I can't wait to see the final photos my friend. xo

  3. It "is" going to be a fabulous year!! This is so exciting to see the church getting it's kitchen! The tile will be wonderful. What a nice neighbor to be helping you out with the prep! I'm so happy for you! It's great to see you back posting!


  4. Welcome back, Mary!

  5. I love your enthusiasm, think I caught a little from you. I also love that you figured out what can be, rather than stomping your foot about what can't, and that counter top is gorgeous.
    Can't wait to see what's next.

  6. Way to go Mare! It's looking good!

  7. Mary, how is the kitchen going? would love to see the progress!
    hugs from hong kong


This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you