Mar. 24, 2009 at 10:53pm
I'm kind of embarrassed by how long it has been since I last posted something here! My motivation to be consistent was partially provided by my grandparents, who checked in here regularly to see the progress on the kitchen and to see what I'm up to. But now they are on Facebook (yes! my grandparents are on Facebook!!) and I've kept them updated there. Tonight, though, I was inspired by Anna's blog to give this another go.
The construction on the kitchen is almost done, just a few items remain outstanding. I'll list those below, but first, this is how the kitchen looks now:
We get the most compliments on the backsplash tile. It really is beautiful.
I'm also really enjoying our Craigslist finds, like the dining room table and chairs, that we bought from a nice family in Shelton.
We painted most of the walls in Benjamin Moore Camouflage. We used their zero VOC line and the complete lack of odor was amazing. Rick also spent some of his weekend painting the trim that will be used for baseboard and around the windows. This week our new front door should be installed along with the trim. Also on the 'to do' list, some work for the electricians: a missing dimmer switch, an outlet in our appliance garage that doesn't work, and one of the outside lights that doesn't work. For our cabinets, we are waiting for a glass door for the wine glass storage shelf, a few shelves from another cabinet, some trim and pulls. I was the reason for the delay on the pulls, I just couldn't bear to see holes being drilled in the beautiful cabinet fronts when I wasn't 100% sold on the pulls. After a lot of thought and conversation, Rick convinced me that our choice of pulls would be great and I finally gave the go ahead. The refrigerator door was dented by the floor guys, so that is being replaced in the next few weeks also. I think that is all that is left for the contractor to handle. The work list that is left for me is much longer, but I'll leave that for another entry!
Hello! I'm Heather and I'm a bit manic about Tacoma.
I'll probably be blogging about my experiences in Tacoma as they relate to the environment (natural and built), social (in)justice, community building, economic development, bio-diesel, public transit, biking, gardening, home improvement, food & wine, and my little family (me, my husband, one dog, one cat). This is my first attempt at writing a blog - so please bear with me.