Wednesday, June 17, 2009


This kitchen is truly a dream come true. I am still figuring out how the ovens cook and such, but I love it. It is a place that makes you want to cook.

We Passed With Flying Colors! Speaking of colors....

...we had painted the kitchen a shade of yellow/pumpkin/mustard whatever. After over a week of living with it we BOTH decided we hated it. (Phoebe actually liked it, but Riley hated it so we had her outnumbered.) So, yesterday, they came in and painted it the new color: SILVER SAGE; the signature color of Restoration Hardware. A bit more expensive than a regular gallon of paint but it was well worth it; The green tones in the stone countertops pop out and it offers a nice contrast to the green stain on the wood at the hutch.

YAY!!!! The kitchen is FINALLY done. (Bathroom below, scroll down)

This is the view looking into the eat-in/banquette section of the Kitchen (and NO, we're NOT keeping that counter as a dumping ground! It's just where thing were piled up because of clearing the counters for painting.

This is the view looking into the kitchen from the dining room


The Bathroom was the one room that was going to be more modern than contemporary- but not overly so. The green color was a pale wintergreen and it's very soft and matches the green-tinted glass throughout the bathroom.

If you look at the sink, there are river rocks in it as the high-polish faucet cascades a waterfall over them...

and look at the bottom-- in the rocks....

It's Lonesome George- our hero!

Monday, May 11, 2009


We were out of town for 2 weeks during which time Wayne didn't do anything. Needless to say, we were pissed. We expected to come home to a kitchen that was almost completed. To see nothing done was both enraging and disappointing.

Well, today, work got done. All the appliances are in. The counter is down (that happened the day we left). Crown moldings are being put in, the bathroom door is on.Sink and cabinet with crown

Yes, that is a double over you see above. YAY!!!

The hutch

Bathroom door

Rangetop (6 burners!)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Load 'em up!

So they've loaded in nearly all of the cabinets... just two more to go. Let's show you what we have so far!

The pic below is the far wall. You can see the sink off to the left and there will be wall cabinets on either side of the window. The inset to the right is for the gas cooktop:

This next picture is a view into the kitchen from the Dining room. Looking at the same wall as above but from the other angle:

A closer in shot:

Next, standing by the sink and where the dishwasher will be, we look at the other wall and see the inset for the Refrigerator and the double-over and warming drawer (Below, but not able to fit in this picture):

Lastly, this is in the far corner, looking back at the new hutch. Same maple wood but painted with a glaze-- very country kitchen with a contemporary flare. The cut-out in the middle will house out new Microwave and this is facing the area that will be the new banquet:

Thursday, April 16, 2009


The cabinets were delivered today. Wayne and Spence will be here tomorrow to start the installation. It is a day and an half process, so by Monday afternoon, they should be done. But here is a teaser of what the cabinets look like.

It's stained!

The floor that is. Yesterday was sanding, staining and one coat of polyurethane. Tomorrow cabinets go in. YAHOO!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Oh Sandy!

Today was a short work day for Wayne. He is already done. He sanded down all the walls. Now we are again on hold until the floor guy can come back. Wayne was hoping it would have been today, but now it seems like Wednesday or Thursday. Big news though, cabinets are slated to go in on Friday.