Sunday, April 4, 2010

This week was big. Yesterday was big. Our 10 hour Saturday aided in getting us closer and closer to moving in. We have a fully functioning bathroom. Brett and Chip installed the pedestal sink, as well as the shower/tub fixture; the trim has been painted, the paint touched up. The things remaining to be done for our guest bathroom to be called "finished" are: the vanity light needs to be installed, the mirror hung, the shower curtain and rod put in place, and that's it! This is a big victory: a nearly completed room.

One of B's projects yesterday (projected to be a one hour project, which took...umm...slightly longer) was to build a box for our range. When we had our counters built 3" higher than standard, we failed to remember that our appliances would not be taller than normal. Not a problem. Brett built a sweet box beneath the range, so it looks perfect!
Then came the microwave install. Yet another more-problematic-than-anticipated scenario. All went well in the end, but it was definitely a bit more involved.
It's a family affair...
Good thing Laura was there to support the weight of the microwave.

Check out our tape-free zone, with appliances in place and all!

At the start of this post, I said that yesterday was big. It absolutely was in my world of painting. Busha and Laura volunteered their painting services for several hours yesterday. Oh, my. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, people! The cabinets are dun-dun-dun-DONE! Busha and Laura were incredible trim maskers and painters. What seemed like an unending, daunting chore became totally manageable. Having two extra sets of hands was heavenly. The living room trim is DONE, kitchen trim DONE, guest bath trim DONE, guest bed trim and wainscoting DONE. Most everything has been caulked, and I'd say that 80-90% of the painting is behind us. What an incredible feeling.

This photo was taken on Friday, when I felt smack dab in the middle of a project unending.
This was taken yesterday toward the end of a successful day of painting. Oh, how my mood had changed.

Here's a sneak peak at the hutch. We decided to paint the bottom half a more fun, bold color. I distressed it, as can be seen by clicking on the image, and will be adding some fun vintagey knobs soon.
On the side of our pantry door we painted with chalkboard chalk. Aside from nearly walking into the cabinet because I thought it was a door, it's a fun addition that we're excited about.

All for now. Happy Easter! We are off to lounge, and really take advantage of this food-induced coma we find ourselves in.

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