Monday, February 21, 2011

End of the kitchen and start of the Master Bathroom...

Can you guess what part of the kitchen this is?



This is the underside of the counter top where the dishwasher will go. Do you know what happens to this area after you have used your dishwasher for awhile?  The steam from the dishwasher will start to warp the pressed wood and it will start to swell.  Now, this won't happen if you have solid counter tops such as Corian or Marble or some other solid surface.  I wasn't going to use my money on counter tops so we have laminate. I love them.  My brother-in-law told me to get some black oil based paint and paint the underside of the counter top.  It will keep the wood from swelling and warping..  I would like him to know that I did it..I would also like him to know that I still have paint on my left knee.  Not quite sure how that happened as I had on long pants.  But that's ok...cause the wood is sealed and the paint on my left knee will wear away eventually.

isn't it pretty...

While the paint was drying we started installing the sink.  We installed the faucet and hooked up all the water lines and then put clear acrylic seal down around the opening.


Oh, we also attached the disposal..




And then we had to do this...

We realized AFTER we set the sink down into the hole, we didn't have a small enough screwdriver to work the sink clips so off to town we went... 



This kitchen is now done!! Well, except for the floor.... The stove works, the sink works, the dishwasher works, and the Fridge is even in the right space...

I have removed all the plastic...and stickers...
Next up is the master bathroom...

Let's look at that bathroom...
oh who uses this wallpaper...


nasty shower, but it was all we had...




EMPTY....GUTTED....BARE...VOID... DEPLETED...DESERTED...DESOLATE...

 AND WE ARE EXHAUSTED...

 

We have capped off water lines, capped and removed the stack, removed the toilet, shower, vanity, and cabinet over the toilet that we realized was hanging UPSIDE DOWN....

We took measurements and have now drawn out the bathroom on graph paper and cut out a little shower and toilet and vanity...and are rearranging them on paper... 

We need to order tile, buy light fixtures, a toilet, a shower, a vanity, and decide the final placement..

Our goal for the next few weekends will be to
  • drywall
  • redo electric
  • redo plumbing
  • install floor tile
  • install shower
  • paint
  • install toilet
  • install vanity
Stay with us...we are almost finished!!

9 comments:

Judy D said...

Very smart to paint before putting in the dishwasher. Wish I'd have known about that when we did ours. Love the kitchen! I have a fridge almost like yours and I love it.
Can't wait to see what you do to this bathroom.
Again, thanks for sharing your journey with us.

Pat said...

The kitchen looks absolutely wonderful, Nancy!!! You have done amazing work on this house so far.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow it looks great!!! You guys have done a fabulous job!!!

KatieKate said...

I will say it again... you two are amazing. A. Mazing.

Margie said...

Am sitting here looking into the kitchen at my dishwasher and wondering!!!! Wish I had known about the black paint.

Lookin good!! Are you tired yet. I remember at about this stage "I just want it done!!"

Jean said...

Verrrrry Interestingggg! Never have I heard that about the counter above the dishwasher b/4...
we have lived here... 24 years... and don't seem to be having any problem with a smell... we have just plain ole lamenant counter tops... weird!
Sooooo.... are you doing the "Happy Dance?" I would think so! That is soo great that you have it done! And is hubby now thinking.... and now we cook!!!? You too for that matter! Are you ready to cook in your beautiful new kitchen? And that bedroom bath,
what is up with that? I wonder if someone just thought, I will practice doing ugly work on this little bathroom.... can you say color blind? Really.... wow!

Gari said...

So, how long until we move in.

Linda said...

Love your new kitchen, I'm sure it will be a dream to cook in. I'm so behind on blogging, but hopefully that will all change.

Becky R said...

What a journey and a beautiful kitchen as a result. Will be watching the next process with the bathroom. What a great teamwork effort.