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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One More Thing Done

Weather update: no more snow. The wind is still blowing but only a little....where I live wind is just something we seem to constantly endure to some degree. Last week, the blasted(get it? "blasted" I am so hilarious) wind was blowing so hard that it moved our BBQ a few feet! Now it's raining with promise of a gorgeous weekend. Edited later: the sun is out and the sky is blue with no wind!

In other news: Our kitchen is completed! Trevor worked hard this past weekend and on Monday, and the back splash is up and grouted and it looks great. Now all we need is a few accessories to dress it up and I am done! Dressing it up will probably take me another year, I absolutely suck at finding decorating bits. I refuse to pay $80 for a vase and to scrounge around in thrift stores for unique items takes time. Theoretically I would love to be able to do that but I can't seem to find/make/take that time. Last fall I saw these great red canisters at Pier 1 Imports that I knew my kitchen needed. They were, of course, pricey but I figured they would go on sale or they could be a Christmas gift for someone to buy me. The store only ever got one set and they never went on sale. I was sad. Now I hunt for red canisters because my limited mind can only think that for an adornment on my counters.

As for the top of the cupboards - a large vase or urn or something? Maybe a cluster of wine bottles? Some more greenery on the raised sections? What do you think?

Our next project is the fireplace.

See the lovely white drywall gap? That is 100% a result of us not having our act together. The fireplace was put in late and a hole was left. The mudders and tapers came and went and we still had our hole. The painter came and went and we still had our hole. Finally the hole was patched but too late for mudding and taping or painting.
"Oh we'll just put tile over it or something."
Easier said than done. Trevor is wondering how the heck to cut rock to fit that curve, notwith a straight blade. Ordinary tile saws don't cut curves.
And finding tile we like?
I don't want to talk about it.
If only we'd taken the five minutes to fill that hole sooner. Then there would not be a big white drywall patch above my fireplace!


Anonymous said...

Your husband did and absolutely fabulous job of the tile!

Jen's Farmily said...

I love your kitchen!! I think adding more greenergy to the raised cabinets would look great.

Do you check online for the Pier1 cannisters?

Garth said...

It is incredible what you can achieve with a good tile saw. This has been helpful but I will keep looking to be able to compare the available machines. Thank you for posting this.