Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tile and Trim Instead of Tinsel

Normally this would be the weekend to decorate the house.  Instead, the trim crew has been here this week.  They installed the beams in the kitchen, all the baseboards, window trim and new doors where needed. The tile guy also came back and installed the backsplash.

Work on the walnut for the island top has begun.  So far the straight run has been matched sanded and glued.  Now they are working on the edge. 

The master bath cabinets are installed.  We are now waiting on the countertop.

The porch ceiling has been installed.  It is the same spruce as the dining room ceiling, but it will be painted in a shiny version of the Palladium Blue that is on the cabinets. 
Painters were here until 9:30 PM on a Friday night and back again at 7:30 AM Sat, but the trim upstairs got painted this weekend.

BUT, the BEST thing that happened all week!  The washer and dryer came inside!!!  They aren't stacked yet, but I no longer have to go out on the deck to wash clothes.  It's amazing what makes you happy during a remodel.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that it will be finished so we can have Christmas dinner in our house.  

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Small Steps to Completion

Every week, a little something happens at the house. Not a lot, but each little step is closer to completion so I am happy.  This is such a painfully slow process. This week:
The pantry doors are hung.  The barn door hardware will not be visible when completed.  They will build a valance with the drywall to hide it.

The opening for the doors is a little too tall and that will need to be fixed.  You can see that the doors are too high off the floor.  
The stainless steel fabricator came and installed the substrate. 

To keep from getting the substrate wet, we had to move from our large sink to the smaller sink.  Hubs installed the new faucet on this sink.  I am adjusting to having the handle on the side vs on top of the faucet. 
All of the countertop next to the wall will be stainless steel.  
One small section of the stainless countertops was finished and installed.  
Hard to capture the finish in a photograph, but it is called Jitterbug and it will help avoid noticeable scratches.  I love the sparkle. 

I know it's not everyones taste, but after working in commercial kitchens as a caterer for years, stainless steel is the prefect, no worry choice for me.  
The laundry room with tile.  Monday it gets grout. Hopefully we can move the washer/dryer in here and get it off the deck before we have our first freeze. 
Bathroom with tile. 
Shower with tile. 
The old "popcorn" ceiling in our master bedroom.  
No more popcorn! A crew came and sprayed, scraped and then added a light coat of mud.  More sanding and drywall dust to come, but I am thrilled to have the popcorn gone! 
The contractor is rushing to get our master area finished so we can move back upstairs.  Once we are upstairs, then the crew can take down the ceilings in the guest room, the office and install the rest of the hardwood floors.