sergey helped too :)
Kitchen fabric wallpaper idea came to me via this AT post, as we needed something to cover up a giant patch over the stove that was left after Sergey removed the range hood. (Btw – the wall actually had a hole left from where the range hood was attached, which Sergey fixed using a piece of the drywall -left over from fake wall demolition– and some putty.… Read the rest
So Peter inquired what a dream kitchen might be…well the concept is still evolving, and will be for some time. but for now, here are some ideas:
– exposing brick on the wall that is opposite of where the appliances are. maybe expose brick in all of kitchen? one issue that we are going to have to look into is the wall where all the appliances currently are, as it is actually just drywall that hides all the appliance cords and god knows what else.… Read the rest
That’s our kitchen! What a world of difference some paint and some fabric make. Covering the walls was actually a lot easier than painting the cabinets. Now, all we have to do is put some hardware on these babies and we are good for a year or two (or three) until dream kitchen re-model.
I want to write a more detailed post tomorrow on how we got here.… Read the rest
can you see the washington monument?
quincy pl ne
We have been dying to get to the roof this since the day we did our home inspection in February. At that time, we weren’t able to get up there because of the huge snowstorm that dumped (in the words of our home inspector) an equivalent of “two elephants” in snow on top of the house.
Well, we finally did it.… Read the rest
inside the salvage store
kitchen cabinets anyone?
to the roof!
House Project Weekend!
Sometime last week we came up with a brilliant idea of dedicating a whole weekend to house projects so that we can get situated and finally make a dent in our to do list. Well the weekend is almost over – we have done lots. But it turns out that the brilliant idea of getting a bunch of projects done just doesn’t work all that well when you have a million and one tasks.… Read the rest
second lamp waiting for a shine
letter opener, russian decorative plate
Our house is not comfortable. It doesn’t have hooks, it doesn’t have shelves, and it doesn’t have that much closet space. (In fact there is not a single closet downstairs – but that’s a whole different post). There’s clutter and stuff everywhere, because we have nowhere to put it.
So this past weekend, I had to have something to go into foyer to catch mail and keys and provide at least some storage.… Read the rest
wax ring is on!
Well if we hadn’t noticed those fine water damage bubbles in the ceiling – who knows, maybe one day we would have gone to the bathroom and the toilet would just fall through?! Cause guess what? there was no wax ring.
The good news, its all taken care of now. The bad news – guessing what else hides behind the “renovations” in this house.… Read the rest
They Look Like Cheetos!
I was walking home with these – a little girl stopped me to tell me what pretty flowers I have “that look like cheetos.” We chatted for a bit, I had groceries though, so I told her I had to run. So she looked at me, said ok, but as I started to go, she said “Run! Run!” It was too cute (and I had to run for half a block).… Read the rest
you find out about such things as “wax ring” – apparently that is something that needs to be put under the toilet upstairs to stop the water accumulation in our kitchen ceiling. bet you didn’t really want to know that, but neither did I…
on to more appealing thoughts — the plumber came, he is the first contractor/handyman that we have ever hired. Both Sergey and I really like him, he showed up on time, did some things and said that he would be back next week!… Read the rest
Cleanliness is next to…impossible?
After battles with door frames and pipes, its finally happening. as I write, the first load of laundry is going. fingers crossed, in 50 minutes, we will have clean clothes. we really, really need this to work out (trust me, you don’t want to know).… Read the rest