Oh, wow, I'm smiling ear to ear after reading these comments. I was very excited to share the finished product with all of you. I thought about it often while doing the renovations because it felt like it would never be done. Especially with the set back of my illness. But, it was worth the wait. I also want to say thank you for the kind words regarding following my journey through my blog. It means more than you might realize.
@Maury&Julie - Congratulations on your new trailer and going full time in August. I'm excited for you. I should be getting on the road about that same time. I hope we run into each other.
@gabeck - the pantry is probably my favorite mod. I don't like grocery shopping so I know I'm going to love not having to make as many trips.
@Jim Bennett - Wow, May is coming soon. Congratulations! I bet you're excited. I'd love to help, LOL, but I think I've got my hands full at the moment.
@CA dreamin - Yes, the pantry needs a good lock. I'm working on finding one that works. I had to laugh at your second career idea. If you'd been around for the "in progress" work you might not have such confidence in me. Very slow going with way too many trips to Lowes. LOL I really appreciate the cheer leading!
@sleepy - The copper was my first idea and I'm very relieved it worked out as well as it did. Thank you!
@NW Cat Owner - Your comment cracked me up. I'll get my tickets printed up!
@Ruthe - thank you so much. That means a lot.
@LeonW - if we're not suppose to paint the walls, then I did so naively and it seems to be fine. I used a very good primer, then a water based semi-gloss paint. It was sprayed on using a spray paint gun. I'll let the group know if I have any problems down the road.
@WineLover - the colors were a bit scary but now I'm happy with how it came together. I can't wait to get out in the "wild". Love that!
@cpaharley2008 - good eye. The bowl sink hasn't been plumbed yet. I need a plumber to finish the job. The copper bowl has a hole that was drilled into the center basin but that was done after my pics were taken.
@P&L - I appreciate what you've said so much! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a creative outlet. I guess it's my form of meditation and keeps me sane!
@Dave&Kathy - I love the Dalai Lama quote. So true.
@Nindy - Thanks! I'd love to meet up with you in March, but need to play it by ear. I start back up with my chemo - which is a daily, long process so I'm not sure how I'll be feeling. Can you message me when you get to town?
@Karen H - Great mod idea with the dutch door! Wish I had thought of that. Hmm... maybe down the road if I find I need it, I can have it done. Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you like it!
Thank you again, everyone!