Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Putting It All in Perspective

Here is a wide shot, taken from the breakfast nook, that helps put all the pieces into their proper place.

Those are the pantry doors to the left, the main part of the kitchen in the center and the strip of wood on the right is the side of the leaded glass cabinet.

There is a cart that will go into the empty space to the left of the fridge.  It pulls out to give access to the cabinet in the corner and also acts as a floating island so I can have work space on either side of the stove.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Everything Old Is New Again

It's been two years since Rob pulled these out of the house being demolished at the end of the block.  Finally, they are living life as they should -- as a combination china and liquor cabinet.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Now We're Cooking!

Still a few details to iron out, but I'm just going to let these pictures speak for themselves.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Floored!

Here is the finish on the floor.  So shiny!  In the back you can see a strip of the shoe molding needs to still be stained.  And when that's done, we can FINALLY move back into the living room.  Yea!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ensconced

We finally got the wall sconces installed abover the window seat.

We originally bought these to use outside on the back of the house, but it turned out they were really indoor lights.  I think they've been repurposed perfectly!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bead by Bead

Keeping with our tradition of putting wood ceilings in porches, we put a beadboard ceiling into the old porch we converted into a breakfast nook.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Top of the Morning to Ya

The tabletop has been installed in the breakfast nook.  It's made out of maple, the only thing in the kitchen that is.  I'm not entirely sure if I love the blonde wood against the yellow walls, but we'll see how I feel once we get the benches stained.

The leg is cast iron and reminds me of the cafe table legs in France.  We are definitely mixing in different styles and periods in this part of the kitchen, but no need to make the house an Arts and Crafts museum!