Who is Orange Sink?

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Rice Lake, WI, United States
My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Dining Room/Kitchen Make Over

The paint brush has barely left my hand since my last post!  I've been on a painting marathon and mission to paint all dark surfaces in the kitchen and dining area!  
I've even been thinking of painting the floor.... but to tell you the truth I'm a little bit sick of painting right now so that is probably not going to happen any time soon!  
How do you like the old primitive work table I moved in here in place of the fancier oak one? (see last post for before pics)  It is more narrow and seems to fit the space a little bit better. 

Between coats of paint I fired up the sewing machine and sewed some new curtains for the dining area.


I used a cotton ticking in an olive brown and cream stripe for the curtains. I always have to custom make curtains for the windows in the dining area because I can never find ready-made to fit. 

I am loving the lighter and more airy feeling in this area now.  I am trying to keep the accessories to a minimum too.  So very hard to do when I've collected stuff my entire life!

Here is a couple shots of the kitchen too.  I used the same buttermilk color paint on the cabinets which were painted an Old Colonial yellow color before.  I still have some touching up to do and inside the open shelves to paint.    Sheesh.... when will it ever end!

As you can see ol'  Orange Sink is alive and well!  He's behaved well through all the painting and washing of paint brushes.  His reward is going to be a fresh bead of caulking as soon as I find the time.

Cathy G

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Before the change.... Dining and Kitchen Area

Before... old wallpaper border and door with a coat of primer.

I should've never moved that big cupboard into the closet.  It opened a whole new can of worms around here!  There has been nothing but painting, wallpapering,  more painting, moving furniture and collections from place to place  ever since.  

However... I am liking the lighter look of the new textured 
wallpaper border. 

And I like the door painted in the new buttermilk shade that I plan to paint the kitchen cupboards and all the trim around the dining room and kitchen windows.  Needless to say I will probably be painting my fool head off for a few weeks.
With the hot sticky weather and the mosquitos as thick as mud outside it's best to find projects to do indoors.  The only trouble is now I have projects to last well into the next season.

I'll leave you to ponder a couple of photos of my dining area that I took a few months ago.  Things have already changed quite a bit including moving a different table into the space.
So stay tuned....

Cathy G