So I had every intention of uploading images of the finished kitchen today when I got to work. Turns out, however, that I never actually TOOK a picture of the finished kitchen.
Instead, here's an image of the floor as it was being laid. Looks insane, right? The final product is fabulous, though.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
You might not be able to tell a lot of difference between the old kitchen wall color and the new one. But I can. It was a sickly yellow, more yellowed with age than intentional. Inspired by the clock, we added a chic avocado color to the walls, which I think tempers the over the top patriotism of a red, white, and blue kitchen.
|This is what it looked like when we moved in. Blergh.|
|Cabinets and Walls painted - much less dingy.|
|It's much brighter too, given that there isn't a lot of light in the room.|
|Soon this will be a red,white, and blue kitchen. Tiling is next on the list.|
Monday, July 8, 2013
So, I'm going to try catching up on the last two months in two paragraphs; here we go.
|Amazing red knobs on white cabinets! I loves them. And having the knobs back on gives me a place to hang herbs.|
|Attached to the wall! Like in a normal house!|
|This is the dirt and bunny hair collectied from vacuuming just the stairs. Terrifying.|
The vacuum should get it's own paragraph, but instead I will say this: it stopped working in April and we didn't buy a new one until last weekend. Let that sink in and then be glad you didn't visit during that period. I will call it "the filth period" at Frayne Street. We also spray painted the cabinet knobs for the kitchen cabinets that I started (and never finished) painting MONTHS ago. They are purty. I was so emboldened by experiencing what it was like to be productive on the house again that we painted the kitchen and all the rest of the cabinets this past holiday weekend. They look great but, as usual, I haven't taken a picture. But I will! And I will post that picture soon(ish).
Friday, May 17, 2013
We also put up the last bits of trim in the dining and living rooms. I need to get my butt in gear to paint the cabinets, but I will wait until next week most likely.
Bunch #3 of kale from our raised bed.
Radishes! Don't throw out their tops, do this instead.
Pak Choy, Cabbage, Collards, and lots o' Kale
Not a bug or bite on these leaves!
The snap peas were stunted from the row cover, so I sucked it up and freed that whole garden bed.
Garlic tops! You could harvest now, but that'd mean less mature garlic later.
Peonies are ready to rock.
And the rhubarb is most undead.
Tomatoes, started from seed, now hardening off before they go in the ground next week.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I couldn't find wallpaper I liked, so I decided to commission a toile of my life! You'll recognize the house, the bunny, the garden, the chicken coop, and pittsburgh's downtown. Also included is a fire engine and my busstop in squirrel hill.
A friend of mine from my Colorado days, who also happens to be a talented illustrator, did the piece. If you are interested in seeing more of his work, I suggest you go to his lovely professional website: http://nickfauble.com/
I've sent away for samples from Spoonflower, and if all goes well, I will be ordering wallpaper rolls. Spoonflower also does fabric, decals, and wrapping paper so I could customize my whole life if I feel inclined!
This wallpaper purchase does mean I've broken a rule: I wasn't supposed to start thinking about bedroom or bathroom renovations until I was done with the kitchen. And we are far from done with the kitchen....