Shelf Paper Sunday

di in kitchenWell, Sunday is usually one of the days I update my blog, but this evening I have no time. You can see what I’m doing here: cleaning out my newly refaced cabinets at our Topsail Island condo, as well as many other household-y tasks. We just have two days here because snow, a rarity on the North Carolina coast, kept us away yesterday. When we arrived at three today, we had to scrape ice off the steps to get to the front door. My neighbor’s been redecorating the condo for me for the last couple of months and this is the first time I’ve seen it. There’s still a bit to do, but it looks fantastic. I can’t wait until I can put up the before and after pictures, and I will as soon as the after is really complete. You can see a few things still need doing in the kitchen–countertops, for starters.

Okay, I need to go back to work. See you with a real blog post midweek!


  1. Margo on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I love watching the progress on your beach condo Diane…I really like the white facings on the cupboards and look forward to seeing more updates as things progress!…you’re living my dream of living on the beach so anything you can share such as the remodel will be great!

  2. Denise on February 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I love the white cabinets! I can’t wait to see all of the changes!

  3. Ann on February 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Hope the weather is better this week than it was at the OBX last week. We had a good time but have never been at the beach when it was that cold all week!!! We did get some snow on Saturday but not enough to stick to anything – Yay!
    Love the white cabinets!

  4. Diane Chamberlain on February 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ann, sorry you hit that cold week. The snow is almost gone down here now and it was windy, but considerably warmer today, but wow–the erosion! All of a sudden, these old posts from a house or pier showed up on our beach, poking up about a foot from the sand, and I thought “why would someone put these old posts in the beach?” Took me a bit to realize they’ve probably been there for decades and were just uncovered by one of the recent storms.

  5. Ann on February 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

    We have observed the erosion at Topsail for all the years we have been coming down there and for some wonderful reason the ocean seems to take the sand and then return it!! We have stayed in the same house since sometime in the early 90’s and have taken pictures of the erosion one year and the nice sand buildup the next year. The house is still standing with sand between it and the ocean!

  6. Diane Chamberlain on February 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Ann, thanks for that comforting thought. That’s what I’ve been told. . . except for the North end of the island which is being eaten inch by inch.

  7. Ann on February 17, 2010 at 12:27 am

    We stay at the north end of the island but maybe not as far north as you are.I don’t know where your condo is. When we come across the Sneads Ferry bridge we turn to the right and go probably less than a mile and the house we have stayed in for years is on the beach there. It was one of the first ones built in that area and now there are so many
    on that stretch of sand. I love that beach!

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