Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

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Summer Yard Pictures

August 11, 2011

The summer is in full force and boy is it pretty.

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Trip to Tennessee

July 5, 2011

We took a road trip to TN to see my dad and step-mom. The weather was amazing.

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink

March 17, 2011

Figuring out what kind of kitchen sink to buy was no easy task but it’s done. Here’s the winning sink:

Now for finding the perfect faucet. I have to admit this has been fun!!!

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Kitchen Progress

March 17, 2011

This past weekend we bought and installed a new window at the end of the kitchen in the breakfast nook space. I cannot wait to finish the drywall now!

We also ordered our range hood which should be coming this week.

Progress is very good!

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Update: New Kitchen in Progress

February 22, 2011

A short list of what we’ve already accomplished in the kitchen:

# Remove paneling in breakfast nook space
# Replace R-7 insulation in outside walls with higher R value insulation
# Hang new drywall
# Learn how to tape and mud
# Pull down the ceiling
# Hang new drywall on the ceiling
# Resurface ceiling with Behr Sand Paint
# Paint ceiling and walls with Kilz primer
# Paint walls with Behr Ultra Aged Parchment
# Get new appliances (stove, dishwasher and refrigerator)
# Add two new electrical outlets to outside wall
# Pick up granite samples and decide on a pattern
# Pull down pantry cabinet to relocate electrical outlet that’s in the pantry (weird location)
# Move upper cabinet left of the sink to align it with the sink.
# Pack up kitchen (wasn’t as bad as I thought)
# Pick out, purchase and install new pendant lighting
# New cabinets install – Note: 6 doors were ordered incorrectly the first time and are coming soon so I’ll post photos when the cabinets are finished.

Still to do:

# Pick out and purchase a sink (have some ideas)
# Pick out and purchase a faucet (have some ideas)
# Replace breakfast nook window and re-frame wall
# Custom build a booth style table in the breakfast nook
# Pick out, purchase and install new range hood
# Pick out, purchase and install new 3 inch can lights
# Pick out, purchase and install back splash
# Install new baseboard molding

This list is getting smaller! Woohoo!

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Some Snow

February 2, 2011

Just a little snow.

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New Kitchen in Process

January 24, 2011

A short list of what we’ve already accomplished in the kitchen:

  • Remove paneling in breakfast nook space
  • Replace R-7 insulation in outside walls with higher R value insulation
  • Hang new drywall
  • Learn how to tape and mud
  • Pull down the ceiling
  • Hang new drywall on the ceiling
  • Resurface ceiling with Behr Sand Paint
  • Paint ceiling and walls with Kilz primer
  • Paint walls with Behr Ultra Aged Parchment
  • Get new appliances (stove, dishwasher and refrigerator)
  • Add two new electrical outlets to outside wall
  • Pick up granite samples and decide on a pattern

    Still to do:

  • Pull down pantry cabinet to relocate electrical outlet that’s in the pantry (weird location)
  • Pack up kitchen (dreading this!)
  • Pick out and purchase a sink
  • Pick out and purchase a faucet
  • Replace breakfast nook window and re-frame wall
  • Custom build a booth style table in the breakfast nook
  • Pick out, purchase and install new pendant lighting
  • Pick out, purchase and install new range hood
  • Pick out, purchase and install new 3 inch can lights
  • Pick out, purchase and install back splash
  • Install crown molding
  • Install new baseboard molding
  • Wow, I’m exhausted just reading the lists. New pictures to come.