Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let the remodeling begin!

I wish I could say, "Let the holiday decorating begin!", but instead we are in the midst of remodeling our kitchen.  If you've been following my blog for awhile, you probably have noticed that I have never, ever shared photos of my kitchen.  It's time to come clean and share my dirty secret here at Love and Life at Leadora.  Here goes...

Ugh! When you stood at the entry way, your first sight was our bathroom!   Back in the olden days, the bathroom was built as part of the kitchen because it kept plumbing easy!  Apparently, privacy was not important!

You can see here that the kitchen was L shaped and wrapped around the bathroom.  Let's fast forward to today....

The bathroom is gone, along with the horrible green and white linoleum floors.  After tearing out the bathroom, MacGyver husband had to patch up the ceiling, and then he painted it with a fresh coat of white gloss.

You can see here that part of the kitchen has a shed roof.  Originally, this house had no kitchen.  Back in the 1920's someone decided to convert the porch into a kitchen, leaving the shed roof.

The most exciting part so far is having a eating area in the kitchen now!  I used to have to schlep our meals back and forth into the dining room! 

Boy, I must really be feeling confident since I'm showing you the insides of my cabinets now!  The cabinet doors have been removed and are waiting for paint.   There's so much more to do...countertops, lighting, floors, windows...and so on!!   Next post, I'll be sharing my big plans for this kitchen makeover, so stay tuned!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hello!  There's been a few bumps along the road at Love and Life at Leadora, but things are much better now.  Today, we had a visitor....

Yes, it's a peahen!   According to Wikipedia, in Babylonia and Persia, the peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty.  Here at Love and Life at Leadora, I am definitely the queen, but truthfully the peacocks come to eat the flowers and plants in my yard.   

Now only if they would leave me a few of their beautiful feathers!