Monday, March 16, 2009

The Kitchen Color

Yep. I'm a week or so late. We have had sun, though! And warmth! At least relative warmth. A few days cleared 50, and even one day hit 62 or so. Beautiful pre-spring weather for our neck of the woods.

We brought some more sheathing boards inside to dry for awhile. Once they have released a bit of moisture, we will use them up on some walls in the basement and some windowsills in the main levels. Note the wide open windows. :)
Andy has done a lot of work downstairs in the master bathroom. Drywall and more drywall, with some custom framing for a shower bench thrown in for good measure.
There is a tub to Andy's right and a shower to his left. The hardiebacker board he is putting in now is much more sturdy than even moisture-resistant drywall. This entire area will be tiled somehow - not quite sure on patterns, textures or materials quite yet.
The door to the utility room is hung now, though with the gaps all around it, the door doesn't actually hide much. The gaps in the wall will be filled in with sheathing or drywall at some point, but living areas are the focus for now.
The wall in Chris and Karen's bedroom is nearly ready for paint. A few more minutes of sanding, and everything will be all set. Then it's a simple matter of balancing precariously on a ladder perched on top of a table. Simple. Really.
The framing for the bench in Andy and Mindy's shower. I don't have a more current picture, but this entire area has been walled in at this point.
Karen likes to multi-task. Also, she is The Karen. Kind of like The Donald, but without the billions of dollars. The kitchen wall is one shade darker than the dining room wall, but the difference is more subtle than we expected.
It's not easy being green. After all the colors we went through before we made our choice, we find it very interesting that we ended up with green - a house in the brown and green woods, and we paint it brown and green. Not really camoflauge, but it's a nice way to feel connected.
Chris and Karen's bathroom is painted also. Green! More of an olive green, however, and a very different color than the kitchen and dining rooms.
Does anybody else have a tape shelf?
Drywall work in Andy and Mindy's bathroom. You'd think a 4x8 sheet would go up pretty quickly, but there is always so much fiddling to do.
Putting some hardiebacker on the bench. The supply lines and drain in the foreground will be for the sink.
The view from the bathroom into the rest of Andy and Mindy's bedroom.
We finally got around to some work on the generator. A bearing had worn out sometime last fall, and while it is still under warranty, we just had the company send us the part so we could replace it ourselves. When you don't have a shop yet, a dining room table can make a pretty decent impromptu work area.
The Southeast corner of Andy and Mindy's bedroom is framed in now, and some small bits of drywall have been added between the floor joists to bring the surface right to the ceiling.
The cherry plywood that we used for the kitchen windowsills has a beautiful grain. We used a tung oil and urethane mix to seal it. This finish is non-toxic once dry, and is just as hard as polyurethane. Plus, it's pretty. When we're done with the kitchen, all the wood will look like this.


JENNIFER said...

ladder on a table....brilliant I must remember that very helpful tip.

The wood in that last picture looks amazing....guess it is time for the B's to invite themselves over so they can ohh and ahhh about paint colors and wood :)

The Wests. said...

Let us know when you're coming, and we'll be ready.

You can drive all the way in now - no more hiking through the snow or slipping down the ice to get to the house.

Now you just slip in the mud instead.