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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Tiling Begins and the first ever GIVEAWAY!

Guess what we started over the weekend! :)

Yes, the tiling has begun, which means we are another step closer to having a finished kitchen!  

I woke up Saturday morning to find that Vern had already made a trip to Home Depot to pick up tiling supplies and had maneuvered different versions of subway tile against the wall for comparison.  Originally we thought of going with individual subway tiles, but instead we chose to go with the smaller grouped tiles. 
Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Updates - The Ceiling is Down!

I know, I know - I promised updates and then two plus weeks went by with nothing. NOTHING. I'm sorry.


I'd like to give you a good excuse, but I really don't have one.  So my apology will have to suffice.  

With the counters installed we began the daunting work of re-texturing the ceiling.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

They're HERE!

The counters have been installed!

Although it's been about a month since we ordered them, it feels like this whole process had gone by rather quickly.  We only lived without counters or a sink for a few days, which sucked, but it could have been worse.  I still managed to make a lasagna without them, so high five for me.

There isn't a whole lot of description for this post.  The subcontractors pretty much did everything.   By the time I got home yesterday evening, the counters were on and they were finishing up the seams. Luckily, Vern knows the drill and snapped some pictures of the whole process.

When we left the kitchen last time it looked like this:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Goodbye Trash Compactor

Ladies and Gentleman! The trash compactor has left the building!

Well actually, it's sitting on the corner of our street with a "Free! It Works!" sign on it, but it has officially left our house! If I danced this would be the part where I do I little happy dance, but I don't dance - so you'll just have to use your imagination.

The new counters are being installed on Monday, which means we have to get the kitchen fully ready for that phase of the remodel.  All the old counters need to be removed and the existing cabinets need to be prepped and ready for the install.