Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kitchen Update

Well, we are getting closer and closer to chopping onions! (this has been my catch phrase when someone asks about the kitchen - "I just want to chop something!") We actually have a kitchen floor (that still needs grout) and hopefully the kitchen cabinets will get some work this week or this weekend - we are painting them red with a high-gloss finish.

Here are the latest pics! Enjoy.

Kitchen primed.

Finished paint job (notice the old windows)



Floors....a 500 step process!

Reading the instructions on the "self-leveling" concrete we had to use on the kitchen floor - very important!

The reason we had to level the floors! When the addition was added to the kitchen, there was some settling that made the floor dip down.

Matt pouring the self-leveler - it looked so much like runny chocolate frosting it was hard to see Matt put it on the floor!

More self-leveling going on....

The subfloor that took 7 hours to do! Matt and his dad worked until 1am and then Matt finished it up at 3am! I owe him something for this...any suggestions?

TILE!!! The entrance to the kitchen.

Matt laying the last travertine tile! Matt had some help with the floors. A guy that his mom knew worked with him. While they finished the floors, I worked in the hallway, which is now ready to prime and paint!

Items left to do before I can chop...

1.) Grout and seal tile floors
2.) Get the old sink refinished
3.) Paint the cabinets
4.) Install cabinets and appliances
5.) Buy a fridge on Craiglist
6.) Order countertops

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A long time coming...

Yes, we understand it's been nearly a month since our last post.

Sorry about that.

But don't think for a second that we haven't been working on the house. In fact, quite the opposite is true - we've been doing so much work lately that we simply haven't had the time to post all the pictures we've taken.

The camera is at the house (and I'm at work), so I won't be able to do a long post - but I wanted to share something to let everyone know we haven't forgotten about you.

This is a photo of our brand-spankin' new windows that were installed in our kitchenette area yesterday (thanks Champion Windows!). The photo was taken mid-project from my camera-phone, so the quality isn't the best. But it should give you a general idea.

We will work to get some progress shots from the Canon up sometime this weekend. Enjoy!

(Yes, that is Sherwin-Williams "Aquatint" on the walls. Stay tuned for pics of ALL the walls!)