Archive for December, 2007

All Good in the Hood

After 15 painfully slow days of waiting impatiently, our kitchen remodel picked back up again this Monday with the arrival of our replacement corner cabinet.

Which means that the installer could come over yesterday (right at 8am, no less) to put in the final cabinet (which had to be reordered from KraftMaid due to the fact that the first one was BACKWARDS). Mike The Install Guy also took care of a few other finishing touches while he was here: adding toe kicks & shoe molding, venting the hood up through the attic and attaching the last part of our hood- all little things but they made a world of difference (proving that the devil really is in the details).

Tell me that’s not a sexy hood.

Last Cabinet In Installed hood

And miraculously, after half a dozen frustrating phone calls to the sluggish Stonemark Granite people over the past two weeks we actually got them to agree to come out later today to start measuring for the countertops (even though we were originally told repeatedly that we’d have to wait 9 more days- um, no thanks).

That means that our new granite countertop is a mere 2-3 weeks away from being installed. Wahoo. I know 2-3 weeks doesn’t exactly qualify as “mere,” but let a guy lie to himself a little, will ya?



The Dawn Of A New Day(bed)

The third bedroom (also known as our second guest bedroom) has finally come together. And not a minute too soon since we’re hosting a gaggle of guests on Friday night. As a reminder, this is the former dining room that we converted into a bedroom by closing off the doorway that connected it to the kitchen (we didn’t miss the dining space since we moved it into our jumbo living room).

Lucky for us, the old dining room already had a closet, so other than ripping down the chair rail and switching out the light fixture it wasn’t much work at all (after the doorway was closed by a professional). Here’s a picture of the old dining room to refresh your memory:

Old dining room

And here’s a photo of the cozy new bedroom (still in progress of course):

Third Bedroom

All it took was a cushy new daybed from West Elm (on sale for $299 with free shipping- gotta love Christmas sales) and a charming little storage ottoman from Target ($59). Oh and a soothing coat of tan paint (Glidden’s Water Chestnut, $21), because nothing says insomnia like turquoise walls.

Third Bedroom 2

On the opposite side of the room we threw one of our existing slipper chairs in the corner with a reading light that we already had and hung a fun black and white print on the wall. Then we called it a day. But don’t be fooled, we still have to get some sheets for the daybed. It looks sleepover-ready but it’s naked under that comforter… the shame!

Stay tuned for more updated pics (once I get my mitts on some fun pillows, wall art, and other accessories to add a little extra oomph).