Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kitchen Catch Up

So here's some of what happened since I last posted.

The floors got refinished in the entire downstairs.

Which meant that the furniture all got piled up in the family room, the only carpeted room. This picture is taken from the doorway because you couldn't get in to the room!

Then, finally, the cabinets went in.

Followed by the counter - Laurent Brown marble.  Yum.

Here's the sink and faucet.

And the almost entirely finished kitchen. The back splash is white.  The LED lights make it look blue in this night shot.  It doesn't look like that in person.

Next time, the rest of the story. . . Mina.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Disaster Zone continues

The ceiling in the breakfast area and the kitchen were two different heights, so they both had to come down.  The good news is that the plumbing that had to be moved was more easily routed through the ceiling.   The water pressure in the bathroom is better now, too.  But there's also quite a mess in the laundry room now from streamlining the gas lines and moving the water lines,  which required putting some holes in the ceiling.

Electric is next, I think.  Then floors Thursday.

We also bought knobs for the cabinets today.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day Two

Saturday they bricked up the window. We also went to tag our marble slab, which was an annoying and potentially more expensive trip. We'll see. Monday they take out the interior wall.

So far meals have included leftovers, Thai take out, BBQ lunch out, grilled hot dogs, and steak and potatoes on the grill.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Demolition Has Begun

The guys came today.  I think they got a lot done.  Tomorrow they are coming to brick up the window from the outside.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Making Progress - 31 weeks, 6 to go

The nursery has been patched and painted. 

Some sewing projects are done, like the pillow, a new dog bed, and the picture frames:

but not the curtains or crib skirt.  Once the curtain rods are hung, which can't happen until the guest room is cleaned out, which couldn't happen until the room was painted. then I can do those.  It's all starting to come together...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Atomic Cake

For LBK's birthday, he requested an Atomic Cake.  Apparently it's a Southside specialty.  I hadn't heard of it until earlier this year.  It's a 3 layer cake, one each of banana, chocolate and yellow cake, filled with pudding or ppastry cream, bananas, strawberries and whipped cream, then topped with more whipped cream.  It makes a huge cake.  I used Baking From My Home to Yours for the banana cake, the Fastest Fudge Cake for the chocolate layer, and got lazy and used a box mix for the yellow cake.  I had a box of chocolate pudding so I used that for both layers along with sliced strawberries and bananas.  We had two slices for dessert and I made him take the rest to work the next day where the boys promptly polished it off.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Color Wheel Quilt

The Color Wheel Quilt from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts is finished and gifted.