Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 8 #kitchenrenovation

The book shelf was built and some other minor things occurred.  The bookshelf is EXACTLY what I was picturing....bead board goodness in the back and numerous shelves to put tons more chotchkies on.  Now the question is what to put, what to put....maybe milk glass?  maybe jars filled with buttons?  maybe some random goodies???  I'm not sure yet but all I know is that antique and thrift stores are whispering my name and I'm about to answer them.
Here you can see the two "windows" together.  Things are really starting to take shape and our vision is starting to come to life.  Kinda hard to believe it's all still really happening (well our bank accounts would beg to differ...minor detail! ha!)

Here is the view from the kitchen looking towards Lady Land. Soon you won't be able to see the back of the shelf as that will be covered by cabinets and the refrigerator.
The next two are just new sub floors for the closet and the entrance to the pantry.  The old wall used to be in these places so there were holes in the sub floor that Mike had to fill in.

If you look at the very top of the picture below, you can see the hole at the top of the chimney.  This is for the range hood's vent.  Come to find out code does not require you to have a vent but the appliance salespeople beg to differ and most definitely push you towards buying one.  Guess we were those suckers who believed their spiel.   But they sure do look pretty!  That counts for something right? Right?


Guess the inspector was a smoke break but wanted to make sure everything was up to snuff (and he wanted overtime...he will work for bones)

On Monday the drywall should begin!  Dah!!!  Maybe then it will start to look like a real room as opposed to the demolition site it is now.  Till next time...


  1. Wow guys, awesome progress!! I love the shelves!

  2. hahaha! love the pic of sammy! and the shelves of course!

  3. I LOVE the shelves! Looks awesome, and that is a mighty fine Kavvie you have there :)