Day 44

Painting and final details continue.

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Window seat was finished today. Even without a cushion and pillows, it’s pretty darn comfortable. It’s also a great spot to spy on the neighbors.

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Day 43

I missed all the fun (i.e. crazy amount of activity) today, but Steve and Rob were really nice to send me photos throughout.

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This was the largest sink we could get, and it will accommodate the grates from the stove.

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This might be my favorite new addition.. no more setting off the smoke alarms.

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Oh yeah, the painters worked around the countertop install – ceilings and trim are looking good!

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Day 42

Quite the busy day – at one point we had the carpenter, the tile guy, two painters, and the pantry designer all packed into the kitchen. Didn’t feel so large at that point.

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I have to say again, we have the best carpenter possible. So much care is going into the finer details.

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Painters worked on the primer for the ceiling and trim.

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Temps reached about 45 degrees  – sunbathing weather!

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I have no idea….

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Steve installed hinges to match all the new hardware in the room.

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Day 41

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Baseboard added to the pantry. The floor was so uneven in here that the quarter round had to be added to fill the gaps.

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The Baby Windsor trim looks teeny on the big window, but it should look great once it’s painted.

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Cut out speaker holes –

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for Steve’s new stereo. Amplifier arrived today.

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A paper maché sculpture from our budding artist. Did you know there are 17 different penguin species in the world?

Day 40

Another day of moving furniture and lots of dust. Ceiling was sanded to get ready for paint.

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Emma’s job of late is offering us Swifter refills.

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Rob continued with the trim and base in the living room,

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and finished up the base and trim in the new space.

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Cabinets marked for hardware.

Day 39

Another fun evening of discovering newly added details…

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New basement door with a reversed swing. It will be more functional when I stop reaching for the wrong side.

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Baseboard added to the cabinets.

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Window labels (almost) removed.

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New appliances arrived.

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We decided to get some outside help to smooth the last of the swirled ceiling,

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and finally finished the upstairs nosing. The old carpet is, unfortunately, outside the scope of the current project. Had to draw the line somewhere!

Day 38

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Started the day at the granite yard laying out the template for the island and countertops.

Later, I had fun figuring out what was done while I was gone.

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Found more crown moulding,

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more trim,

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and the new pantry door!

Day 37

Lots of activity today.

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Libby had some questions about the permits.

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New window and door trim was installed,

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Jane brought the cabinet hardware, and helped with the granite template.

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More crown moulding was installed.

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End of day progress.

Day 36

More progress on the cabinets.

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Came home after work to find the front of the island done, which was really cool…

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…then noticed the crown moulding on the cabinet. Slightly nicer than the faux-wood panelling it replaced.

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Kick space heater

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Heh. I used to think that brown wall was such a nice color.

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Day 35

Fun day today. More cabinets, and some play time.

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While the corner cupboard, refrigerator cabinets, and window seat were being worked on, I snuck out for more paint samples.

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Lots of good choices, but still haven’t made a final decision.

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This may be more usable storage than the entire old kitchen.

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Carpenter left a little early to go fix a frozen pipe at another project, but that gave me about an hour of good light with no one around.

Brought up some of the backsplash for a little color help, and the new lights.

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Large fixture is for over the sink.

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Smaller pendant light (one of three) for the island.

I ruled out one choice. Only six left.