Friday, April 11, 2014

New Kitchen

This is my newly remodeled kitchen.  It is new from the floor to the ceiling.  My favorite feature in the under-cabinet lighting. The floor and backsplash are tile in a neutral tan/gray color.  The cabinets are from Custom Woods in St. Marys and they are made of hickory with an auburn stain.  The counter top is a black and brown granite. I tried to keep to the lighter side of the color spectrum because my kitchen is small.  There are still a few details that need to be finished, but I can use the kitchen after six weeks of dust and work...I am very happy with it.  I am extremely happy with my contractor.  Matt Prim did a great job of keeping everyone on schedule and using quality workmen.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Big Unveil Coming Soon

The kitchen is coming along nicely.  The cabinets are in and the granite will be installed on Wednesday.  The tilers will be here to install the backsplash on Thursday.  Then I think most things will be done.  Just a little plumbing with the sink and dishwasher to be done.  The electricians were here Friday morning to install lights.  Oh, how I love the under-counter lighting.  It is amazing...back again later in the week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Name Above All Names II

This is the second Name Above All Names quilt that I have finished.  We found the OESD pattern when we were in Houston last fall, so this one belongs to Roxane.  I showed this to a Women's Tea Group at the local care facility and they loved it.  They really had a delightful time looking at all of the quilts that I brought them to see.  This one is quilted in the sashing and border with a long serpentine stitch.  I really like the look.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Kitchen Floor is Finished

The tiles were grouted yesterday.  It took a couple of hours for Dave to apply the grout, let it dry a while, and then wash off the excess.  Daisy gives the floor her seal of approval.  She is so happy to be able to walk on it again and use it for her favorite place to take a nap.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Floor Tile

The kitchen and bathroom floors have been scraped and cleaned. A layer of concrete sheets has been nailed to the floor.  The tiles are finally being put down. All it takes is four hard-working guys who show up at 8 a.m. and leave at 2 p.m. after getting the job finished.  They did a great job.  Tomorrow is grouting day.  Then it is wait for the cabinets...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Electrical and Drywall

The electricians installed new wiring for the under counter lighting.  They had to tear out some drywall to make all the connections.  They did this job in about three hours.  Matt and his crew replaced the drywall and put new drywall on the ceiling when they found the plaster was soft.  The house originally had electric heat with heat tapes plastered into onto the ceilings. Then Monday Darrell, the drywall person, started. Darrell swiftly covered everybody's work by taping the joints and doing all the other stuff that drywall people do.  Today he blew on the ceiling and then knocked down the "bumps."  So now to paint everything...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kitchen Remodeling

The first photo is my kitchen at 9:00 am.  I had three great guys who started taking out the old cabinets and then deconstructed the soffett.  They had the room ready for the electrician by the middle of the afternoon. The did discover that the ceiling had to have a layer of sheet rock because of the plastered ceiling that had heating cables in it.  The plaster is soft and would not hold the new blown ceiling.  This whole process will take some time because the cabinets will be delivered late March.  Our home life is greatly disturbed because of having all the kitchen items in crates.  So we may have a lot of meals in our fifth wheel. But we have a start and this is exciting after waiting for many years. I am sure you will be tired of this before it is fully finished.