Monday, January 27, 2014

Kitchen "During" Pics

For those interested in the "During"... I am so blessed to have one handy dad and a hard working husband.  My husband tore out all of the old ceramic tile in one day!  He started on it the day we closed on the house.   My poor dad fell on that wooden ladder the first day he started helping us and hurt his ribs so bad he couldn't breath.  But he kept on working and was back at it the next day.

I started painting the cabinets in April... and finished in September.  

New granite on the kitchen island. 

My dad made the other counter tops from wood planks glued and bolted together.  And a whole lot of sanding.

Dad built this surround around the refrigerator.

Countertops installed, waiting to stain.

In the corner of the counter top where the planks meet.

Hole in the wall cut out for window in to dining room and for pass through in to t.v. room

Counter tops stained and dad hooking up faucet to sink.

Window is in!

The new lights look great!  Added 3 more can lights and 2 pendants over island.

Resin coating over the wood counter tops.

Tile back splash behind sink and bead board on other wall.

Painting cabinets in the basement.  Thankful the basement is unfinished.

Chalk board paint on the back of each cabinet door.

New Brick for us!!!

We discovered a week or so after the tornado, that the pressure from the tornado got in between the brick and the structure of the house and pushed the brick away from the house all along the back bedroom portion of the exterior wall.  So, long story short, we got new brick!!  This was a happy day for me because I hated that yellow brick.  I was on a mission to talk Jack in to letting me get it painted... but now I don't have to!  Here are some pictures of the brick before, during, and after (almost done).

Yellow Brick Before

During the tear down of the brick

New Brick next to the old brick

Starting on the new brick... the first pallet of brick was delivered!  Happy day!!