Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kitchen on the way...

I finished staining the bedroom doors today, the color is coming out really nice. I also re-set some loose tile in the bathtub/shower stall, that will need to dry for 1-2 days before I grout it.  While waiting on those things to dry and be ready for the next step, it was on to the kitchen.

I got the first coat of paint on everything, lots of brush work because of corners and angles and so forth but it came out nice and bright. 

A second coat tomorrow then I start putting the kitchen back together and, dare I say it, hauling some tools home which is always an exciting moment in the project.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kitchen Counter

We have the new kitchen cabinet completed and installed - including the countertop.

The guys at Munger's Paint and Wallcovering did an amazing job of matching the finish color.  I walked in with a sample drawer and said "uh, it's a different kind of wood and it has some tonal change from age, can you match it? And they did.  They just kept trying and fiddling and testing until it was right.  Munger's is a great store.

You can tell from the photo that I am still finishing the wall repair, trying to match texture at this point.  That just needs a little sanding and on to the paint job.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Closet Doors

I had mentioned a while back that the closet openings were an unusual size and getting doors to fit was proving to be a challenge.  Finally got them installed and they look pretty good - it's a nice match to the hardwood floors.

One more challenge off the list. Now to finish stripping, staining and re-hanging the bedroom doors. They actually stripped down to a pretty light shade, I'm going to try toning them up closer to the floor color, then on to finish the kitchen and we'll be done. 

I'm looking forward to showing off the finished project.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Well, first we had weather delays, specifically, finishes were taking forever to dry and then I had to go out of town for several weeks. I did get the new kitchen cabinet/counter installed just before I left so that's looking good.

If you've been following the house closely, my apologies for leaving the information hanging.  No Open House yet, the house still needs just a little work and I need the weather to cooperate because some of the work is outside.

I expect to be back on the job tomorrow and will keep the updates coming.