Tuesday, November 30, 2010

sweating with the oldies...

We did some plumbing this weekend...  We have had a great offer of "installing kitchen cabinets"  help between Christmas and New Years so everything needs to be done quick...as in before then... so luckily we started on the plumbing ...


This is how it looked BEFORE...  This is the drain and hot/cold water lines.  18" to the left of center of the kitchen window...which meant that the sink was 18" left of the window.  Overall not a good look that I want to keep...  so we moved them..



I learned to "glue" PVC pipes..  and then I learned to sweat the water lines...  No photos yet as we aren't finished..  We got the hot water almost done...and then the cold water line is this weekend..

This is what our kitchen looks like now..
New temporary kitchen in the living room...




But let me backtrack..  Thursday was Thanksgiving and after a nice noon dinner of Garlic Beef Roast, baked potatoes, fried corn, manicotti, rolls, lemon and cherry pie...we drove out to the house in the evening...  Rich's sister and hubby followed us and we got to show off some of our hard work.  Too bad it was dark and they couldn't really see the pond...but the kitties did come up to say "hi"...  After they left, I took off for our daughters house about 30 minutes away...to stay the night...and of course go BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING!!   I then stayed at the house Friday night to help cook Thanksgiving dinner for Saturday... Anyway...the reason I tell you all this is because Rich stayed behind and PRIMED!!  Yippee..  all 3 bedrooms, hallway and living room are now white...ceilings, walls, woodwork, trim...everything is white.  It looks wonderful!!..




I can't believe the difference it makes... It's wonderful...and so clean smelling.   Rich also removed all the horrible shag carpeting from the basement stairs.  No photo of them..they are wood and steps...They will eventually get primed and painted, but that is probably last on the list...  

I started looking at back splash for kitchen.  I thought I wanted subway tile in the retro shiny white, but now I'm not so sure..  My kitchen counter tops are dark, dark gray with a bit of lighter gray marble look... It's matte finish so I think the shiny subway tile might look wrong..  Yesterday I stopped by the local tile shop and looked...  I still like the subway tile look but they do have it in other finishes..
I like that top one...and it's a matte finish so might look better with the counter tops...   And  while in the tile shop, I saw this...


Wouldn't this be nice on the bathroom floors?  We have enough laminate to do them, but now we are getting conflicting information on whether laminate is a good idea in bathrooms.  Laminate people say it's ok... Tile people (that also sell laminate) say it isn't...  I guess we need to think about it...  But I do like that tile up there...  We will see..

And we are leaving tonight to go back to the house.  Rich has a CE class tomorrow so he will leave me early and I will get the kitchen sanded and the second coat of mudd on.  Then back home Wednesday night and back out there on Friday night.    Our 39th anniversary is Saturday so we might go out to dinner and then Sunday I get to come home early as he leaves for a business trip...

More next week...

2 comments:

Judy D said...

Love the temp kitchen...coffee pot and micro, who needs more right now?? Again, I love watching the progress and I thank you for sharing with us. So glad it you that has to make the back splash decision. :)

Anonymous said...

It won't be long now and you'll be living there. Can't believe the progress!!! Paint is a wonderful thing! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure. Tough decision in the tile dept. Good luck.