Fleshing Out The Kitchen Renovation Plan

Yesterday I shared with you a kitchen renovation that I am working on. One of the key features that I added is a secret door that will lead into the pantry/laundry room.
This is a sketch showing my initial thoughts on how that wall would look, always subject to change of course. haha
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For some reason I keep seeing creamy white Ironstone displayed in a floor to ceiling plate rack that doubles as a secret door to the laundry/pantry.
I don’t even know yet if the client has or wants any Ironstone so that vision might go right out the window but it was my starting point. One change that I’ve already made is that this cabinet would only be 6″ deep rather than the full depth that I have drawn. This will allow it to function as a door.
The picture below is similar in style but it would be full length.

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It’s Chapel Market Time… Be There Or Be Square!

The Lettered Cottage has been busy for months planning this exciting event at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama and it is finally here.

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We are all so excite and can’t wait to meet all of the folks driving and flying in from an far away as Sunny Cali-for-nigh-a! It’s gonna be a fun day.

Need a little snack? Gotcha covered. You will feel like you at at Seaside.

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Wondering who the vendors are? Here ya go:

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AND as if that weren’t enough Mary Kay will be introducing and signing her newest book:

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All of this for the ridiculous price of Admission-Fee

Gates open at 9. Park at the soccer field behind the chapel if you are an early bird,  if not follow the main avenue until it dead ends at Bridge Street and check out the finds at

Charleston House, ML Bailey and Cindy Barganier Interiors

at town square then catch a golf cart taxi up to the chapel.

See you there!!!

xoxo

Cindy

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Speakin’, Streakin’ and Seekin’

It was a busy Saturday. I spoke for the women’s conference at Vaughn Forest in Montgomery, AL at 10 then ran like a crazy woman downtown in time to help set up for the Southern Makers event (which was fantastic if you missed it) and spent late afternoon seeking interviews with all the uber talented folks represented. I have a million photos and plan to share a little photo journalism over the next few days. You should feel like you were there!

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Thanks, ladies, for having me. You were a delightful audience.

These events take lots of hands and lots of hard work. I love people who go the extra mile to make it special. One of those people is Garlan Gudger from Southern Accents in Cullman. I cannot believe the work that man put into Southern Makers. He brought 4 tractor trailer trucks of items down to create the staging for the event. Garlan, I hope you have 3 days to sleep. You deserve it!

Garlan hard at work

Garlan hard at work

This is the newly built forced perspective entrance built by Garlan and purchased by the city. Good move Montgomery.

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Cindy Barganier

Lucy from Lucy’s Inspired left her mark all over the event.

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Cindy Barganier

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How cute are they!! And who knew we would all have to run around finding coats and boots to wear in May. #crazyweather!

Lucy on right with BFF Heather

Lucy on right with BFF Heather

Harvey, one of the sponsors, was excited. LOL

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Then Natalie Chanin and Billy Reid arrived and we were ready to rock and roll!

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The lines formed early.

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Folks were excited!

Goodwin, Mills, Cawood

Goodwin, Mills, Cawood

 

Southern Homes and Gardens

Southern Homes and Gardens

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Are you ready to see what it’s all about?  Come back tomorrow!

Until then:

Join us over at Instagram.

or Pinterest!

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Another Historic Treasure

Just days after I posted about the historic Gay House (here) a friend started talking about another amazing old house in Montgomery that hubby and I actually looked at a lifetime ago, the Winter House.

The story goes that there is a tunnel that was used to escape Wilson’s raiders that leads from the basement to the river.

 The old grainy photo is from some ancient files that I dug up but take some time to examine this glorious structure. Notice the unusual balustrade around the porch and the trim detail between the columns. It looks like a key hole. See it? I love that charming little window over the front door. Steve Mouzon you need to jump in here with some more interesting info on this house.

 And speaking of front doors does it get any better than this? I want them.

 I know. It makes me cry also. Check out those corbels. How many must there be in all????? And by the way this is how shutters are SUPPOSED to be used. Have you ever seen the vinyl version that some builder stuck on a building BACKWARDS!  Please.

Love, love, love those fish scale shingles and that awesome window.

Southern Accents you might be headed back to town.

If you want to say, That was fun!” at the end of your project contact me at

www.cindybarganier.com.

 

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