Fresh New Look for Casa Bianca Kitchen

casa bianca kitchen

The renovation of the Casa Bianca kitchen is slowly coming along, we were aiming to have it finished before Sam’s parents arrived from Australia but then we each fell sick in turn. Sam did manage to get the finish on the wall and ceiling, and he has started the floor tiles (which look great) but we still have a bit to finish.

Sams parents are coming here for three months and we thought it easier for us and them if they stayed in our Loft Apartment rather than the Casa Bianca kitchen makeover at least for the time being. I’m looking forward to summer and getting some warmth back in my bones…. and some sunshine, that would be nice.

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casa bianca kitchen dbl 2Once we are all back on our feet I’ll update you with our adventures. Until then this is just a short post to let you know we are all still alive and kicking, just taking it easy for a little while then back to normal….whatever that looks like!

inexpensive makeover

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I can’t wait for the summer to arrive and for new visitors to befriend, the mountain is alive with flowers and the valley is coming to life.

Hope all is well with you and life is treating you kindly, more to follow asap once we are all feeling 100%…..much love

Lisa signature 2and the gang x






15 replies
  1. dena
    dena says:

    just came across your site love your new life, what a great life for your kids to grow up in. House in Louisiana was flooded in 2006 from hurricane katrina, and needed to get away a bit in the middle of all the repairs, which i was doing a lot myself, so in feb, 2007 i went on italy tour with a group , went to florence rome, tuscany , saw the sites but wasnt enough time, so in 2011 i rented an apartment in rome for 2 weeks, just to live like a local a bit. Love italy , want to go back, would sure like to visit your town , where to fly to from USA to get there.

    • Lisa Chiodo
      Lisa Chiodo says:

      Ciao Dena, great to ‘meet you here. I can’t imagine the devestation of the floods in 2006, but glad you got the chance to visit Italy and see the beautiful places you mentioned. Renting a house in Rome would be fantstic, I backpacked in my 20’s and loved it. Our town is closest to Turin airport but it is often cheaper flight wise to go to Milan first.

      let us know if you are heading this way xx

  2. Liz
    Liz says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Oh please please look me up if you’re in Malta – I’ve lived here 22 years and would love to give you some insider tips; and meet for a meal! We’ve been passing like ships in the night in various online fora (Star, Carla et al) so would be wonderful to meet in person!
    Hope you had a marvelous Easter with your folks. I always admire your fortitude in doing those renovations. I am on the big clean up in my old house here after 1.5 year of workers in the door nearly every day! Major renovations while living and working at home so empathise!
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  3. Caterina B
    Caterina B says:

    By “It’s all fun in the hood,” did you mean fun for the kitties making more kittens? Here in the US
    there are sometimes “spay/neuter” clinics where one can get a significantly reduced rate. I wonder if they have that in Italy? I know, kittens ARE so cute. I did not know your cat was named Mia. That is my lovely daughter’s name. I will tell her that there is a cat in Italy with her name. She really ADORES cats but her kitty had to be put to sleep a few months ago and I have her other one here at our mountain house. He’s quite a cat! She’s actually kind of relieved to be free of the expenses of kitty ownership.
    Tell Sam’s parents “hello” from Colorado! They look really fun. Lucky you!
    I wish we had some parents still living to visit us.

  4. Wynne
    Wynne says:

    I’ve a former co-worker who moved to Malta in 2010 and loves it. I think she’s still there! I hope to visit it someday. Have a wonderful time there!


  5. Donna Marie
    Donna Marie says:

    Just gorgeous. I am, once again, amazed at the work and the vision in planning. You have come so far and done so much. I applaud the efforts.

  6. Arnna
    Arnna says:

    You’re so inspiring Lisa. We watched your house hunter’s episode a few months ago… it gave us belief that we could do this. Today we make an offer on a property. Here’s hoping. Enjoy Malta. We loved it. So rich on history!!!

  7. Heather in Arles
    Heather in Arles says:

    Lisa, my friend Loree has two blogs about Malta – Stories and Scribbles and Snapshots of an Island – just in case you want some ideas before you go!
    The kitchen is looking great.
    I hope everyone feels better soon…

  8. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Having recently discovered your site, I have so enjoyed catching up on your hard work and adventures! Your photography is beautiful!


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