Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Countertops!

The one thing I am going to miss from our current home to the new one are my full granite counters and back splash.
My hubs brought home samples of Formic* but I just kept looking at my granite.
He said "if we can find a granite within "this" budget, we will get it.  But don't count on it.

Uh, Lord, yep, It is me again...could you find me some cheap inexpensive granite please?
So my hubby started looking on CL.  Found one that said he had 4 slabs to pick from.  We went and told him what we were doing...ok, he said,so what do you really want.  I told him.  He said, ok, I will do that.....yea, we can do it in your budget.  (Well, the sink added a bit, but I begged for an undermount.)

Isn't it pretty?????

Still looking for a backsplash.... (oh isn't the floor a beauty???  we will get there!)

Me:  Hello's Ceekay again!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Conversation started with

I want to paint the cupboards Black.

He said: (in italics)  Black?  are you nuts?

"No, Picket did it...and it is pretty...see come look!"

Well, I think it is ridiculous, you should paint them brown or something, but if you want black, I'll paint them BLACK.

"Oh, It will be so pretty, I just know it"

Yeah, well it better, cuz, when they are black, they are staying black.

Next conversation.....Countertops!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to My New Blog - Doublewide Decor

In 2006 I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.  When someone has cancer it touches all areas of their life, not just their health.  After my surgery and initial chemotherapy treatments, it was obvious I would not be able to continue working.  My husband has since told me, that was the day he knew we would again someday need to move.  During the past almost 6 years, I have constantly been in treatment of some sort...driving 120 miles round trip to my oncologist, sometimes, several times a week.

In the Summer of 2011, my husband informed me that he was considering moving into a Mobile Home in a gated 55+ community.  I thought someone had stolen my husband of 40 years....this had NEVER been mentioned before.  I cried, fought, begged, and many other things....but....

In November of 2011 the Lord answered our prayer and gave us a miracle.

We purchased a 1978 Doublewide Mobile home on a corner lot.  It is right across the street from the community center, pool and the gym.  These were just some of my try to find some good in this move.

The home had no remodels.  It was clean.  It is old.  Everything.  Furniture was still in the home and the weekend after we closed, the community had a garage sale and we sold most of the contents...

Ok, now the real work can begin!!

I hope you will follow along with our adventure.  It should be interesting!!

The Before.....

If you would like to read more about the beginning....visit my Blog...Thinkin' of Home.