Happy Christmas Eve and a Joyous Christmas

Treasure your Small Moments this holiday season... 
because Life is lived in the Moments!

Our tree with the presents all wrapped.
Our tree...and the gifts are all ready, tied with paper, ribbons and bows.
Here's wishing you and yours 
a Very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

With love, Loribeth, Jim, Tia and Jasper

Oh Christmas Tree... O Christmas Tree...

This year's Christmas tree... 

Christmas Tree Looking up
A child's view of our tree.
This year I added an actual topper to our tree. It's a cute little red cardinal.  There are cardinals throughout the tree, but unless you're looking for them you don't really notice them.  Of course, our French horn has to be at the top. It's one of those decorations that is special to us, so no matter what theme I do, the horn will always have a special place at the top of our tree.

Christmas tree... Sparkle
Dark red and gold...
It takes me a long time to decorate our tree. I have Christmas music loaded into the CD player, and I sing along with the oldies as I find the perfect place to put each ornament.  Actually, this year, I didn't load up the CD player and I tried out Pandora or some similar online radio. I don't remember which one.  Anyway, I didn't like it.  Every so often, it would stop playing and ask me if I was still there, because they didn't want to be playing to an empty room.  It threw me off every time, because I had to stop decorating to go click, yes, I'm still here.  So, next year, I'll be using the CD player again.

Also next year, I have some huge ornaments that I'm going to add to the tree. I would add them this year, but I packed up my extra fancy hooks. So, I have something to look forward to for next year. Which is good. It's always good to have something to look forward to.

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Too Cute Alert!

Tia went to the groomer today, so she'd be beautiful for Christmas!  I thought I share some pictures we snapped right after I brought her home. I'm not sure why the pictures turned out a little blurry.

Tia after visiting the groomer
Tia, our Pomeranian, after visiting the groomer.
I took Tia, our Pomeranian, to the groomer today. She doesn't like to go. It's so hard to leave her there, because she hates it. The groomer says she's fine once I leave, and she never acts like she's been harmed in any way when I return, but you would think that I was abandoning her when I drop her off.

Jasper is not impressed.
Jasper, our cat, is not impressed with the way Tia smells.
Jasper, our cat, came over to check her out when I first brought her home.  Jim and I thought Tia smelled really good, but one look at Jasper's face and you can tell he's not impressed.

Tia loves her bandanna.
Tia seems to be saying, "Make sure you get my good side."
See how happy Tia looks with the candy cane bandanna the groomer gave her! Obviously, she likes the way she looks in it. She's a happy little dog.

Doesn't she look cute? Now we just have to keep her clean until Christmas, so she'll look pretty in her red Christmas coat with the black fur collar.

Ten more days until Christmas!

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Do you love art with Roosters?

White Rooster by Loribeth Clark

I don't know why I like art with roosters so much, but I do. All of the rooster art I've done before has been done with colorful roosters, so I wanted to do something softer. 

It took me four days to complete this one. I think the hardest thing was deciding what to put at the bottom, because it seemed empty to me. I finally settled on "Le Coq", which is "The Rooster" in French.  It seemed appropriate with the French label I chose. 

Title: "White Rooster"
Size: 8x10 print on 8.5x11 inch paper
Orientation: Portrait
Paper: Professional, artist grade, acid-free, textured
Printing Process: Giclee 6-color printing process CcMmYK
Ink: Fade-resistant, Archival Ink

In the Details: Kitchen Make-Over Colors

I have been overwhelmed by the response my last kitchen post has receive!  Wow!!  Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and thoughts on my two-day project!  It was definitely a labor of love, so to get so much blog-love is wonderful!!

A lot of you have asked for more details about what I did and the colors I used, so I thought I'd give you all of the info on that. 

Kitchen Cabinets Painted White
Kitchen Cabinets Painted White
By far, the question asked the most has been whether the upper and lower cabinets are painted a different shades of white. The simple answer is, yes, they are painted different shades of white. But, it looks far more obvious in the pictures than it does in person. 

The upper cabinets were painted using Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations in Pure White. These were painted two years ago, and they have held up beautifully, I think mainly because of the Top Protective Coat that comes in the kit.  FYI, this kit was also used on my dining chairs, and it has also held up even with the beating those chairs get every day.

The lower cabinets were painted using Valspar Signature Paint + Primer in Pale Bloom 7002-8. I tried to match the uppers, but it was next to impossible, so I just went with the closest color I could find. I finished them off with Varathane polyurethane heavy use formula in a satin finish. 

Pale Bloom is just a tad more grey than the Pure White, but you cannot tell in person. In the pictures, I think it shows up more because of the light reflection. Pale Bloom was also used on the window trim, the door trim, and on the rubber base boards. 

I did not use a separate primer on the base cabinet or drawer fronts, but quickly found out that was a mistake. The paint wasn't covering as well as I wanted, and I was having to use four coats to get the coverage that made me happy.  So on the cabinet doors, I used Zinsser primer and the job went a lot faster.

Lower cabinets painted white
Lower cabinets painted white
I had forgotten when I did the upper cabinets that I had applied the beadboard wallpaper before I did any painting. That might have been because I got wonderful coverage with the Rustoleum kit than I did with regular paint--two coats of the Rustoleum and I was done.  The lower cabinets, I primed first and then applied the wallpaper.  The results look the same, just a little different process.

Corner of Kitchen
Corner of my kitchen you don't often see.
I wish there was a way to really show what a difference the paint color on the walls made to the overall look of the kitchen. Since the intensity of the new color compared to the old color is very much the same, photos really just can't capture the difference. 

The walls were painted with Valspar Signature Paint + Primer in Celery Root CI55.  It took me about eight hours total to paint all the walls in the kitchen. I did a few touch ups here and there once I was finished, but Valspar Signature is such great paint (seriously, I love the stuff), that I only had to use one coat of paint to cover everything.  (I'm not sure why the same wasn't true with the cabinets, but it might have to do with the color.)

Colors before and after
Colors before and after...
I'm not sure if these pictures really demonstrate the difference well or not.  The dark brown accent wall was painted a few months ago the same color as the rest of the living room and stenciled, so it's hard to see.  But the old color in the kitchen was more blue, and now it is more grey. 

So here is a run down of the colors used:
Upper cabinets: Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Pure White
Lower Cabinets and Trim:  Valspar Signature Paint + Primer Pale Bloom 7002-8
Wall Color: Valspar Signature Paint + Primer Celery Root CI55
Kitchen Before and After
Before and After
If you have any more questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment!  I'll try to answer them all. 

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Look what happened in my Kitchen in TWO days!

It's deer hunting season, so do you know what that means?  Renovations and redecorating!!

The moment Jim left to go deer hunting, I started working on the kitchen...

Look what happened in TWO days!
Kitchen Before and After
Before and After Side by Side
What a difference, huh?

Now, I will admit the the upper left-hand picture is from a couple years ago, but surprisingly, I didn't have a more recent before picture from that angle. Had I known that, I would have taken more before pictures.

What you probably can't tell from the above pictures is that the walls have all been painted also. They are very close to the original color. I wasn't unhappy with the the contrast of the color before, I just wasn't happy with the blue undertone of the old color. It didn't coordinate well with the living room color. The new color is Valspar Celery Root. It's a bit more grey/green/beige than the old color which was Olympic Frosty Pine. (The Frost Pine is still in my laundry room, and I do not have plans to change that.)

Wide angle of newly painted kitchen
Wide angle of entire kitchen... Yes, that is my WHOLE kitchen!
Of course, the biggest change is the lower cabinets. I hadn't planned on doing that while Jim was gone, but once the walls were painted, I decided to go ahead and tackle that project too. I pretty much followed the same process that I did on the upper cabinets a couple years ago, but this time I didn't use the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations. I will say, the job was much easier with the Rustoleum than it was with regular paint, and if I do something like this again, I'll spring for the Rustoleum.

One of the changes I'm especially happy with is I changed the handles on the drawers.  I found these wonderful glass handles from the 1940s on Etsy that I ordered about a month ago. I've been wanting to install them, but wanted to wait until I painted the cabinets because the holes from the old knobs needed to be filled. I just LOVE the new handles!

Close-up of new cabinet handles
New Handles from the 1940s!
I liked the old knobs.  They were also glass.  But they were brand new, not vintage, and I think you could tell. The lady I bought the handles from on Etsy said you could feel a warmth from the handles, and it's true. They've had a life, and I think that you can feel that when you touch them.  I don't know...maybe that sounds crazy, but it makes me smile when I think of it.

Old knobs on the drawers.
I used the old drawer knobs on the doors below the sink. I kind of like using all different glass knobs. I think it's kind of fun, and give the cabinets a 'collected' look. Plus, I still liked the other knobs. I didn't want to get rid of them, so I thought they would work there, because the tip-out drawers under the sink don't have handles. It kind of makes the kitchen sink cabinet stand out just a bit.

Sink Cabinet Knobs
Knobs on Sink Cabinet
In case you didn't notice, I used the beadboard wallpaper on the cabinet doors. I love that stuff, but I'm not thrilled with the Allen and Roth brand. The reason why is because of where they put the seam. The kind I used before had the seam in the 'bead', so it didn't show hardly at all when you butted two pieces together. The Allen and Roth brand has the seam in the middle of a 'board', so the seam really shows no matter how careful you are about matching up the two pieces. If I get it to use on a wall, I'll get the Style Selections brand from Lowe's, which is what I used before.

Back to the kitchen!  I also painted the rubber baseboards white as you can see in the Before and After below. Those will eventually be changed for real baseboards, but that won't be done until we tackle the floors. In the meantime, I was tired of looking at the ugly dark brown. The white makes the kitchen seem lighter and cleaner. Don't you agree that it looks much better?

Before and After - Check out the baseboard
I wish the difference in the wall color stood out more, because it really did make a huge difference. Maybe you can kind of tell the difference. The new color is much more neutral, but it still looks strong enough to stand on its own.

The kitchen isn't finished yet, but I'm loving it more and more with every little change!

So what do you think?  Let me know, because Jim's only response was "It's okay. I can live with it."  LOL!

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Choosing a Color for the Kitchen

Well, it has come down between two colors.  I like both of them, and either one will look great in my kitchen.  I just have to decide between one or the other.

Which would you choose for my kitchen?

Kitchen Paint Color Choices

Just a reminder...  This is what the kitchen looks like and it opens up onto the living room...

View of the Kitchen

Here's the view of the living room from the kitchen...

View of Living Room from Kitchen

Now, one thing you CAN ignore is the color of the lower cabinets.  They are going to be painted the same color as the upper cabinets, so the color of the oak is not an issue.  Neither is the color of the floor, because that will be changed eventually also.

One thing you might want to know when making your decision is the kitchen does not get a lot of natural light.

Okay... So which would you choose... Valspar Celery Root or Valspar Roasted Garlic.

Kitchen Paint Color Choices

Thanks for the help!!!

Kitchen Renovation... It's not done, but it's looking good!

Turns out this renovation is going to take a bit longer than I had hoped.  Jim discovered that the subfloor under the sink will probably have to be replaced, because at some point there was a bad leak that wasn't addressed right away. Now there is some mushiness under there that we just can't ignore when we move the cabinets around.

Luckily, we do have the uppers done, so that's a good thing.  I'm thrilled with the cabinet Jim made for me to fill the empty spot between two of the upper cabinets. It is not exactly what I envisioned, but he put a lot of work into it and it looks wonderful.

Let's take a quick look at what it was like before...

Kitchen before
Kitchen before, with the old stove, and the blank, empty spots between cabinets.
Here's a during picture.  Jim had installed the new cabinet that was the correct size for over the stove, and he had installed the microwave.  I was already loving it, but we still had the empty spot between the two cabinets that was wasted space.

Microwave in place
Kitchen in between, with the new microwave and new replacement cabinet.
It already looked a lot better. By the way, I love our new microwave. It works so much better than our countertop microwave worked, and it freed up a lot of space.

Now, here's what the upper cabinets look like now!

Kitchen after
Kitchen after, with new stove, new microwave, and two new cabinets--one made by my husband.
I love having the lids to my pots handy, and it works really well to have a space dedicated for our toaster oven. Again, it freed up a lot of space. The hard part was figuring out how to properly vent the cabinet so the toaster oven wouldn't be a fire hazard. You can't see it, but there is a hole in the side of the cabinet on the vent side of the oven that allows for circulation.

So what did I do with all the space I gained?  Well, we now have a coffee center, and I've brought my KitchenAid Mixer out of hiding.

Coffee center
Coffee center... Also storage for cutting boards and knives.
Notice that our coffee pot is on a marble lazy susan?  Well, that's because Jim is left handed and the lazy susan allows him to turn the pot so it's more convenient for him to pour the water into it. It works out really well.  Having the coffee pot located out of the work area has saved us from bumping into each other in the mornings.  It took a little getting used to the new placement, but it really has made the kitchen more efficient--a necessity for a kitchen as small as ours!

And here's where my KitchenAid has landed.  It now has a place of honor where it will be easy for me to use. Before it was on a shelf in our laundry room, and I had to haul it into the kitchen whenever I wanted to use it.  Anyone who has a KitchenAid knows how heavy they are, so you know it didn't get used much when I had to drag it out.  Now it will get used a lot.

KitchenAid Mixer's place of honor.
There is still an awful lot to do, but I'm really happy with the progress so far.  Of course, you know I can already see how it's going to look in my mind's eye, which makes me really eager to get on with the rest of it. But I know we probably won't do anything more with it, as far as the construction part, until after the holidays. Although, I will be repainting the kitchen starting next week.

Upper cabinets, wide angle
Another view of the upper cabinets
You might have noticed the crown molding shelve on the soffit. I added those to add a little height to the room and give the illusion that the cabinets are taller. I think it worked. They're identical shelves, and they're centered above each of the three upper cabinets that have doors. (Sorry about the glare from the light. There is very little natural light in our kitchen, so it's hard to get good lighting even on a sunny day.)

Kitchen layout drawing
My inspiration drawing.
I thought I'd show you the drawing I did again... I think the finished product of the upper cabinets looks pretty close to my drawing.

If you're wondering about the artwork on the shelves.  It's some of my own pieces, and they're for sale in my online shop, Moments of Art.  They are called Romance I, Romance II and Romance III.  I created them with either a green background or the white background as shown.
Romance in White Art Prints
Romance IRomance II, and Romance III
I'm not objective by any means, but I think they give the perfect vintage shabby romance look to the shelves. My plan was to go with the green background, when I put the two different backgrounds up to see which I liked best, the white won out with the white cabinets.

So.... That's about all I have to share about the kitchen for now. There will be more changes, so stay tuned!!!


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Jim and I started renovating our kitchen this summer, and I decided it needed some new artwork for the soffit above the upper cabinets.  I originally thought I wanted something with a green background, but with the white cabinets, a white background just appealed to me more.

I wanted something light and airy, something romantic and vintage. I think the green reflects more of a vintage vibe, and the white reflects more a cottage chic vibe.  

Romance I, II, and III (Romance in Green Collection)

Romance I, II, and III (Romance in White Collection)
One of the wonderful things about doing art digitally is it is easy to change the background colors--something I never could do if I weren't creating with a computer.  But that doesn't mean I'm giving up my canvases and watercolor paper!! I still love the feel of a paintbrush in my hand.

I love how these turned out. On my Facebook page, when I asked which you liked better, opinions were pretty much split down the middle.  White edged out green by just a tad, but both were very popular.  

I don't think I could choose a favorite between the green and the white.  I chose the white for my kitchen only because when I hung both on the wall, I liked the way the white looked with our white cabinets--not because I liked the white better than the green.

Farmers' Market II, Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting, Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market II, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark
In the summer, Jim and I love to go to the Farmer's Market.  We'll buy fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.  Sometimes we'll even buy smoked fish or even baked goods. There's just something wonderful about going to the market to get really fresh ingredients, they just make everything taste better.

One of the things I really love about the Farmer's Market, though, is the colors. Everything is just bursting with color, and the vendors know how to display their wares so they look gorgeously tempting.  I almost always take my camera with me, because everything always looks so beautiful. 

That was the case with the picture that inspired this watercolor. When I saw the colors of the carrots, beats, and onions at our local market, I couldn't resist snapping a picture...even the hand written signs appealed to me. Sometimes, as in this case, the watercolor is based on one picture, but other times, my painting might be a combination of several pictures.  This time, though, the picture was so strong on it's own, it didn't need any elements from anywhere else.

This one was a little frustrating to paint. The colors kept wanting to blend into each other. 
I had to keep reminding myself that great art requires some angst, and there was plenty of that at times. I almost gave up on it. But eventually, I got the look I wanted. 

What do you think?  Was it worth the frustration I felt?

Life is Unpredictable, so...

Life has taught me a few things since I've been living with Lupus. But those lessons have become even more clear since my dad was diagnosed with Cancer. I thought I'd share them with you.

Life is unpredictable, so...

Special moments and tea

Don't put off the things you want to do.
Treasure every moment, and make it special.
Do what you can, when you can.
Taking a nap in the middle of the day is not being lazy.
Don't put work ahead of family.
The dishes can wait if someone you love calls.
Don't wonder 'why me?' This isn't a punishment. It's just life.
Feeling sorry for yourself doesn't make things better.
Don't waste time being angry or worrying.
You're not dead yet, so keep living!
Don't underestimate the power of prayer.

If you have any lessons you'd like to add, please share them in the comments.

Savannah 4, Watercolor Painting

Savannah IV Watercolor Painting
Savannah IV, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark

One of the things I love about painting with watercolors is you don't have to fill the page with paint. Sometimes it's what you don't paint that makes the biggest impression. As in this painting, what I didn't paint is the sun on this home in Savannah, but that's what you see. 

This the final painting in my  four-part series of watercolors inspired by photographs I took while strolling around Forsyth Park with Jim the day after we were married. For me, they invoke memories of the most romantic moments of my life.

An 8x10 print can be purchased of this print in my shop, Moments of Art.  
You can buy it here.

Title: "Savannah IV"
Size: 8x10 print on 8.5x11 inch paper
Orientation: Portrait
Paper: Professional, artist grade, acid-free, textured
Printing Process: Giclee 6-color printing process CcMmYK
Ink: Fade-resistant, Archival Ink

Choosing Kitchen Colors

The work on the kitchen has come to a stand-still. I'm not all together sure why, except Jim and I have both had colds, and I did decide I needed to finish refinishing his mom's table.  That project, by the way, should be finished tomorrow and I will have some before and after pictures for you.

Current paint colors in the kitchen
Current color of the kitchen.
I'm going to miss my Italian saying when we remove that wood valance...
Anyway... Since the work in the kitchen isn't happening right now, I've been thinking about colors. Jim isn't thrilled, but I have decided to repaint the kitchen. We painted it almost four years ago, and although I still like the color, it just isn't quite the right color now that I've repainted the living room. The color I've chosen is very similar to the current color, but it has a bit less blue in the green.

I am so eager to get moving on our kitchen. I have all these ideas floating around in my head, on Pinterest, saved to my hard drive, and clipped from magazines--I'm almost ready to explode!! You know how it is once you get an idea and you can see the image of it so clearly in your head that you want to see it in real life. It's impossible to stop thinking about it and work on other things--at least it is for me!  You can see the ideas I've pinned here.

One of my ideas is painting the insides of my cabinets and drawers. Back January, I did a post about color inspirations, and included the above picture. That idea has stuck in my mind for our kitchen.  So, I've decided to go for it. I think it will be a happy surprise whenever anyone opens them. The only difference is, I think I'm going to paint them yellow. I've been wanting to add yellow to our decor for a while, but for some reason, Jim never seems to like the idea when I bring it up.

Here are the colors that are my leading choices right now. Although, since I scanned these, I've found a couple of different wall colors that I might go with instead of the Metro Mist for the walls--still very similar though. But who knows.

Kitchen Paint Colors
Paint colors
These are the two art prints that I get all the inspiration for my colors from. See how beautiful the colors are in these two prints?  I bought them several years ago, because I fell completely in love with them, and I still love them today. I imagine that they will always be incorporated into my decor no matter where we live.
Fabrice De Villeneuve Prints
They can be seen from the living room and from the kitchen, so they serve as a major source of inspiration. But there are so many colors in them, even though the seem very muted that there is almost no limit to the colors they look good with. You might not be able to tell on your monitor, but the colors I've chosen are all somewhere in these two prints.

View from the kitchen into the living room show the two prints.
So now you understand where I'm getting my colors from. Everything from the kitchen to the living room is going to flow color-wise. (Of course, the flooring still needs to be addressed, the carpet and the linoleum need to go! But that's another project.)

Now if I could just convince Jim to start working on the kitchen--getting the dishwasher installed, installing the new cabinets and countertops... sigh... It's all going to look so lovely when it's finished.

Do you like the colors I've chosen?  What do you think about painting the insides of the cabinets and drawers?

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Savannah 3, Watercolor Painting

Savannah III, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark
In the photo of this scene, you can see the buildings much more clearly. But when I started painting it, I decided to make the background more dreamy. You can just make out the outline of the rest of the buildings, making it appear the sun is brighter than it was.   

This painting is the third of my  four-part series of watercolors inspired by photographs I took while strolling around Forsyth Park with Jim the day after we were married. For me, they invoke memories of the most romantic moments of my life. This series will always hold a special place in my heart.

An 8x10 artist print can be purchased of this print in my shop, Moments of Art.  
You can buy it here.

Title: "Savannah III"
Size: 8x10 print on 8.5x11 inch paper
Orientation: Portrait
Paper: Professional, artist grade, acid-free, textured
Printing Process: Giclee 6-color printing process CcMmYK
Ink: Fade-resistant, Archival Ink

Savannah 2, Watercolor Painting

Savannah II Watercolor Painting
Savannah II, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark
This painting was more difficult to paint, because of the detail of wrought iron.  But it was so worth the effort, because I fell in love with the curved stairs leading to the entrance of this building. I wish I knew if it is a house or business. I like to think of it as a home, because it seems so romantic.  

This painting is the second of my  four-part series of watercolors inspired by photographs I took while strolling around Forsyth Park with Jim the day after we were married. For me, they invoke memories of the most romantic moments of my life.

An 8x10 artist print can be purchased of this print in my shop, Moments of Art.  
You can buy it here.

Title: "Savannah II"
Size: 8x10 print on 8.5x11 inch paper
Orientation: Portrait
Paper: Professional, artist grade, acid-free, textured
Printing Process: Giclee 6-color printing process CcMmYK
Ink: Fade-resistant, Archival Ink

Savannah 1, Watercolor Painting

Savannah I Watercolor
Savannah I, Watercolor by Loribeth Clark
This painting is part of a series of four watercolor paintings inspired by photographs I took while strolling around Forsyth Park with Jim the day after we were married. For me, they invoke memories of the most romantic moments of my life.

This particular painting is probably my favorite. This is what I think of when I think of Savannah. It is so graceful, yet strong and bold in a way that cannot be described any other way except elegant. 

An 8x10 print can be purchased of this print in my shop, Moments of Art.  
You can buy it here.

Title: "Savannah I"
Size: 8x10 print on 8.5x11 inch paper
Orientation: Portrait
Paper: Professional, artist grade, acid-free, textured
Printing Process: Giclee 6-color printing process CcMmYK
Ink: Fade-resistant, Archival Ink.

Kitchen Mini - Update

We haven't gotten as far as I would have liked, but replacing the upper cabinet and getting the microwave installed has made a huge difference in how our kitchen feels.  Getting the microwave off the counter has made it feel larger.

Microwave installed. Still need to finish the cabinet doors.
 I leaned the doors up against the cabinet for the picture, but I still have to put the final top coat of poly on them. I just wanted an idea of how it was going to look. I wish I had thought to take a better "before" picture, but I honestly thought I had some.

Not a great before picture.
Before of where the microwave and countertop oven used to be.

After installing the new microwave and moving the countertop oven. 
As you can see, it's opened things up a bit. But we still have a long way to go. We need to install two shelves between the cabinet and the microwave...one to hold the countertop oven and the other to hold my glass pot lids. That change alone will open up a lot of countertop space.

Sorry about the poor picture quality. I'm fighting a nasty cold right now. My eyes are itchy and watery and my nose is runny, so I'm not in tip top condition and it shows in the pictures.

So there's your mini update.  Pretty good so far!

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