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  • Crock Pot Vegetable Ziti

    From Los Angeles, CA, USA via crockpot.com recipes

    A slow cooker take on the classic baked ziti. This dish is…

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  • Durene Sampson’s Caramel…

    If you attended to Poteau Chamber of Commerce Banquet you had the opportunity to try some great cuisine catered by…

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  • Parents Support Meeting set…

    The Pervasive Parenting Center will hold a Parent Support Meeting on Monday, March 6, at 6 p.m.at the Pervasive…

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  • Tuesday Lunch at the Museum…

    The LeFlore County Historical Society is hosting their Tuesday Lunch at the Museum on February 21, 2017, from 11 am…

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  • Used To Be

    Pervasive Parenting

    I was at a parent support group meeting Monday night when one of the parents said, “We used to be…

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  • Angry Mullet presents…

    The Angry Mullet is going to have a fellowship for folks of a certain age this Saturday, Feb 18, beginning at 6pm…

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  • Dyslexia to be Highlighted at…

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An event to focus attention on dyslexia is scheduled at the State Capitol later this month, Rep. Ed…

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  • Create Professional Looking…

    Dessert makes the perfect finishing touch to a special event. Hosts and hostesses frequently fret over which…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Feb 11

    Well, the garage sale was a success especially since it was colder than blue blazes outside!

    That was one of the last…

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  •  Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

    Screen time impacts dream time

    From http://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2017/02/08/Screen-time-impacts-dream-time

    Time spent with smartphones,…

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  • Ding Dong Cake

    Here is what you will need to make the best Ding Dong Cake

    1 box devils food cake mix--Prepared and baked in 2…

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  • The Lumberjack Café: Thursday…

    The Thursday Lunch Special at the Lumberjack Café is Fried Catfish.

    Served with Fried Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Hush…

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  • The Health and Wellness…

    Health and Wellness Center is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month by giving away a set of Phillips…

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  • Goldeneye

    Pervasive Parenting

    Kruz came running into the room the other night and like any typical little brother was telling…

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  • Pork Chop Casserole Recipe

    From the Boys Ranch Town Cookbook

    Here is what you will need

    1 can of green beans1 whole onion sliced1 can of…

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Decorating Wisely - The Poolhouse Featured

Written by  Glenda Wise Friday, 20 January 2017 22:56
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The before picture of the island The before picture of the island

Since my last column, a lot of exciting things have happened around here! Ashton has accepted the position of Producer at KFSM Channel 5 News. Guess what that means.....she is moving back! I’m just a little excited for a couple of reasons...1. As I said, she is moving back, 2. She is employed!

 

Rather than renting a place at first, she is going to move into the poolhouse, so we have been trying to do a few updates on the weekends until she moves at the end of the month.

 

The only problem with the updating is that we are on a tight budget, like...we are doing this literally on a shoestring budget. I will have an updated column with before and after pictures when it’s all done, but for now, I wanted to give you some creative ways we have come up with just in case you have found yourself wanting to remodel, but on the same shoestring budget.

 

First, Pinterest is your friend! We have searched and pinned and everything in between trying to come up with ways to make it look like a million bucks with no bucks. Ok, we may have spent a couple of bucks, but literally, it has been a couple.

 

Our first task was turning the black Formica countertops into “granite”. This actually proved to be a little easier than we thought. It’s certainly a process over a few days. Ashton bought a kit online. After the initial priming coat, it’s basically a process of sponging repeatedly with various colors of paint until you get the right look.

 

At first, it looked a little splotchy to me, like someone had sponged paint onto the countertop, but after 400 layers (give or take a few) it started looking like granite.

 

We even painted veins in it, that looked at first like we let a four-year-old grab a paintbrush, but after more sponging, it really did give a nice dimension to it.

 

After that set up for a day, we applied a sealer to it. So rather than spend $4000 on granite, we only spent $30.

 

We then decided to paint the island a light grey with chalk paint, so there was no sanding! Yay! We left the rest of the cabinets white. The last thing we did was change the pulls.

 

I found enough of the brushed nickel knobs at my house from our remodel several years ago, so all I had to order was a few pulls to match.

Our total cost for the kitchen remodel was $60, not bad! I’m adding before and after pictures for you, please ignore the floor and all the mess around.

 

island after

The Island after it was finished

We’re also going to change the floor, but we need to sell a few things first. Oh, by the way, we’re having an indoor garage sale on February 4th in Connie’s garage. She lives on White Oak in the Shadow Mountain subdivision. Mark your calendars, please!

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