Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gigantor Hardware

The hardware was installed and it is AWESOME. Premier suggested we use "appliance pulls". They are enormous! It makes it very easy to access the biggest drawers.

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Finally a table where we can all fit. Craigslist in Tennessee is a treasure chest of cool furniture. We were able to find this custom built, solid wood, NO LEAF, 10 foot table for a fraction of what we would pay for a regular one. We will need to refinish the top and paint the legs but it's functioning now just fine.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010


Yes, there used to be a toilet in the pantry. This was the most odd layout of the house. We are assuming because the walk was kinda long that the previous owner, who was elderly, had a bathroom put right off the kitchen. You could prepare breakfast and go potty less than 8 feet away. We sealed the wall to the left and made it a built in shelf. We then busted out the wall to the right another foot or so to expand the doorless, walk-in pantry. In the main kitchen pics it is right behind Amy's computer chair.

I couldn't find homeboy today and when I did this is how he looked. He had poured what was left of the salt and vinegar Pringles onto the pantry floor and was having a party that no one else was invited to.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Kitchen Day 43

Items still to go:
Back splash
Hardware (knobs and pulls)
Gas cooktop (due to arrive Sept. 2)
Bun feet on sink and cooktop
Light over sink
Under cabinet lighting
Find barstools
Air blower above cooktop
Pantry shelving
Touch up paint
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Before and After 8-20-10

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The First Load

Mum got the honor of the first load in the new dishwasher (above). The fruit of their labor (below).
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Big Night With The New Tops

Mum and Papooow brought over pizza and a homegrown watermelon to celebrate our first night with a kitchen sink.

While Grant helped mommy ball some melon the other boys snuggled with Papooow.

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The Mommy Desk

Now Amy is able to coupon, text friends and look at Lindi's new pics on Facebook from one location.

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Amy couldn't wait to start texting pics of her new tops to her peeps.
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Granite Arrived!!

The dudes arrived with the granite and did a bang-up job on the install. It was done in less than 2 hours.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Crown and Bead Board

The crown and bead board was finished today and it looks great! Granite arrives this week as well as the double oven. We are forced to wait 2 weeks for the gas cook top. Not sure I can hold out for that long for one of Amy's famous fried egg and cheese sandwiches.

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Boys Room

Here is a before and ALMOST after of the boy's room. As you can see the orange carpet is gone and the walls are painted. We still have stylish craft paper on the windows but hopefully that will change soon.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Built In Fridge

Bill from Premier Kitchen and Bath installed the fridge cabinet today. He took special care and the fridge is a PERFECT fit. Check out how level he got it and the tight molding fit at the top. We are VERY pleased! The side will eventually have bead board and the hole to the left will have a double oven.

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