Thursday, September 30, 2010

kitchen photo love....

Some photos of our progression. I know I know... I don't shut up about my kitchen but in my world this is HUGE! I get to live in my creation....I am an artist..... its just TOO BIG of a deal to me to describe! Also my obsessive tendencies won't let me stop now! :-)


3 weeks ago we were here:

Demolishing one half while installing the other half of the kitchen, priming walls,
re-routing electrical outlets, amongst other things....like

CREATION of our own concrete counter tops!

which goes something like this:
Take this:


(quickcrete 5000 concrete mix)

Add this:

(concrete colorant)

Add water, mix and put it into this:



(mold was hand made using melamine coated particle board)

Then use a sander around the edges to get the air bubbles out.


Cover with plastic and let dry for 3 days or so...

Then in between making each section we were tiling the back splash with
slate tiles with a glass and pewter mosaic. Also plumbing issues kept arising so we
had plenty to think of during the wait!

(before we grouted the tile)

But after days of waiting, handsanding then sealing the surface of the concrete,
we think it all came together very well!

(photo above shows the grouted tile with the finished counter top)

yaaaaay!

Well we still have some work to do. Now its just all the "pretty details" which are fun in themselves!

But on the artsy side. The studio was finally cleaned up from being the "kitchen remodel homebase" that it was and I am re-organizing and thinking of some lovely things that I'd love to create! Be back soon with some new art I hope! (besides the kitchen ok? I promise! LOL)

xoxo
Gigi

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Not too much longer now....

We have officially reached the halfway point of our kitchen makeover. I am dreadfully tired. I still have one more 300 lb concrete counter top to hand sand and seal and help my hubby lift into the house but its pouring rain out today so we are just hoping for good weather tomorrow to finish our home made countertop project!
THEN we still have to

  • wallpaper the cieling (its not as bad as that sounds, its "textured wallpaper" Ill show ya soon)
  • Add crown molding to the upper cabinets
  • Choose a paint color
  • Paint
  • Grout the tiled backsplash
  • put in frosted plexi glass in two cabinet doors
  • add underlighting
  • get the disposal to stop leaking
  • install new light and medallion (decorative ring that attaches to the ceiling around the light)
  • build booth and new table for dining area.
and that should do it!

whew! I know, tiring just reading all that right? LOL

But that was nothing compared to what we already have DONE! And the best part is, after this is done, nothing will seem difficult like it did before!
Cleaning, cooking, child rearing- A BREEZE compared to this! LOL

But I am loving my new kitchen. I hope to have some good "progression" photos to show you soon but I can't stop to edit just yet, my "OCD" is kicking in- I MUST complete this project before I can move on to anything else!

Hope all is well with you dear reader. Thank you for stopping by!:-)

xoxo
Gigi
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