Saturday, February 26, 2011


So, you can't see my pictures unless you are logged into my account. crazy I know!!
new to this blogging thing....seems there are many kinks to work out...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

And finally, we have water!! YAY!
Granite composite sink and a new Moen faucet!

Tile goes up...

20110114123800.jpg The tile is a small 2 x 1 textured stone. We LOVE LOVE LOVE it....and yes, we did grout...ugh:-) the tile behind the stove is 2 x 4 green glass tile. Love it too!
20110114123810.jpgWe moved the outlets....too many under the they were covered by the tile... hated to cover the beautiful orange! love that color


Cutting around the individual tiles was not my job :-) thank goodness!!


Did I mention we didn't cook for a week!

But the work is starting to pay off!


A work STILL in progress....JK! it really didn't take that long after the work began :-)

Not finished yet, but getting there.
I would have to say that the tile looks great with the granite!

Top to Bottom

20110114062912.jpgThis is the kitchen as the tile and lights were being installed. It was the Great Ice Storm of EVERYTHING stayed inside :-)


Navigating the kitchen became a game :-)


And then....we started the tile installation....

Kitchen Re-do From Top (new lights) to Bottom (new floors)

20110114062903.jpgThis will be the beginning of our remodel (really just an update).
The only light in this room when we moved in was the previous light that would be where the hole in the ceiling is now.
I can't decide if I want to add another can light, or fill in the hole :-)

Island Construction is finished :-)

20110221192611.jpg20110221192559.jpg20110221192545.jpgWell, I have a few pieces of trim to add and the trashcan bin needs some  support brackets, but the island is beautiful. My eyes are becoming accustomed to the side ways corbels. I would really have preferred them vertical, but the granite needed support so I stuck to the plan.

In the previous posts you can see this started out as a $25 bathroom cabinet which we added a base, pull out garbage bin and a granite counter.

1. Primed using Kilz.
2. Painted using the lightest of gray.
3. Used low grade sandpaper to rough up the edges.
4. Wiped the entire piece down with walnut stain and then wiped off again.

I do like it! I will love it better when I install the mocha floor.

I would love to add the trim this week, but going out of town...I may try it...

Monday, February 14, 2011

primes and ready for paint...

Today was a good day!  I used spray primer because that is what I had in the garage and then did a light sanding . I know I want to add more trim work...this is how I roll...


Sunday, February 13, 2011

A very productive day...

Today was a busy and wonderfully productive day for everyone at my house! Tutoring this morning, early....then straight to church which was my first visit and I may go back :-).... primed the island base and added the trim... helped my room mate scrapbook pages for her niece... it's all good in Senoia!

Pictures will be up soon, running into technical problems :-)

Island Construction

Are we done yet? primer is going on today, yay! when friends come over it somehow forces you to get a move on things :-)

new ideas for the dining room area, putting up wainscoting and a preacher's rail...paint should be here this week. time to paint! yeay!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ok, so the island is not finished.

My first piece of is working out to be a learning experience. The finished product will look great! Yes it will!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This is too awesome! Gotta figure out how to incorporate this into my classroom!

Island Construction

20110206083945.jpg20110206084007.jpgThe island is starting to come together. It started as a $25 Craigslist find...just a bathroom cabinet base. I turned the corbels on their sides to support the granite. I hope it looks ok when the granite is put on top. If I don't like it I will return them to their upright positions.

The island in progress


Brought the work inside...

Yay for have an understanding room-mate! She doesn't care if I work on the island project in the dining room.
It is almost complete...just need one more piece of trim, which requires one more trip to the now familiar Lowe's...and the construction will be comes the paint...

still trying to decide on the paint color...cabinets will be dark so I need to go a little lighter... I may be able to sand and prime today if the rain will move on over toward the Atlantic. really need to be taking pics. so will work on that today.

have a nice day peeps.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Island still under construction...

Rain, Rain Go Away :-)  I've been in the garage as much as possible working on the island base but it is still there...waiting to be placed in it's new home.
The base kick plate has been added. I am learning the type of builder I am...and it seems I am the fluid model :-) I have no problem changing the design as I go along. So, I see a design that will work better than my idea, and what do ya know, it is now my design. Hmm.

How do we make a square sounds easy, but my friends it is very tricky :-)
The idea is to make a box to attach to the front door as a pull out for the extra large trash can in the island base. After having the wonderful lady at Lowe's to cut the 3/4 and 1/2 inch plywood into the right dimensions, I brought the 4 pieces of wood home to build the box. Easy, just screw them together....well after cuttin, unscrewing, screwing again...I decided to take the back piece out and replace with slats.
Not perfect, but I'm happy to say it rolls in and out of the island and will be a beautiful garbage can.

Now today I will tackle the, I didn't know what a corbel was either until I started this project. lol

Because the island will be topped with granite with an 18 inch overhang, I need some support and the corbel is just the thing to help. Today I will drill a pilot hole and attach to the base using very large bolts...well they may be a little too big, but it's better to be safe than sorry I say!

Have fun today my friends!