Sunday, June 08, 2008

Promised photos

You may all breathe a sigh of relief. Operation kitchen renovation, started nearly a year ago, is now complete. It was about year ago that we began by taking down the fireplace.

See where those square orange lamps are hanging? That used to be our fireplace. The color is all yellowish due to my unprofessional picture-taking. The little squares accenting our tile floor are samples of the countertop. The back splash is made of clear, purple and green 1-inch glass tiles.

Below is a shot showing the other side of our kitchen.

Part of what took us so long to complete the kitchen was a mini-construction project in between--the children's playhouse. (I say "us" but the reality is my husband is a one-man construction crew. I pitch in where I can.) It was a nice interruption to what became a physically and mentally exhausting project.

A few days after he put up that corrugated roof, a hail storm put holes in it! Here's another shot:

Cool, huh? Very nice by that ivy'd tree. Some type of oak, I think. Emma did her part on the inside:

What's next, you ask? Well, hopefully a lot of rest, though Gene tends to rest by starting a project. (I've tried to convince him that vacuuming is a project, but he's not buying it.) Our goal is to take down a wall in our living room and its windows and build a new fireplace. But for now, we're breathing a sigh of relief and enjoying the luxury that we put so much heart into.

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Blogger David N. Scott said...

Wow, looks like a model home. Very nice!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

Beautiful kitchen! Did you install the fireplace somewhere else or is it gone for good?

3:09 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Fireplace is the next big project--maybe this fall.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous allan said...

Vacuuming sucks.

10:32 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

oh man it looks fantastic! congratulations you guys. I long to see it in person. And um, you guys should come for a long visit . . . .

8:14 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Vacuuming sucks.

Tell me about it.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Very nice end to a very long project. Congratulations. The shot of the club house with the vine covered tree has a "Christopher Robbin" feel to it...very nice.

11:37 AM  
Blogger pamela hammonds said...

Hey, I remember this project when we first met. Good to hear it's done. Miss our chats. Hope all is well with you and your job.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Pamela! Good to hear from you!

6:59 AM  

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