Hi Friends! We just finished up week 3 of the kitchen renovation. We had highs and lows, but overall, we're still hanging in there! Things don't look a ton different than they did last week, so this will be a short post. So let's start out with the highs of the week. Samuel, our amazing cabinet guy, came in and finished up the apron farm sink surround and he did a fabulous job. You'll notice from the photo above that they wood is a bit different. I decided I REALLY wanted to paint the cabinets, so we told him to use whatever wood was the most affordable. I am super happy with how it looks. Here is a before and after shot of Samuel's handiwork! I can hardly wait to get this project completed so I can see the end result!
Ok, on to the low, which was really only a low because it stressed me out and gave me a stomach ache, haha! Wednesday, they came out to do the counter template. The counter guy said that the sink structure was built too high. I couldn't get a hold of Sam because he was out of cell range and since I wasn't here when he built it, I wasn't sure of why he built it the way he did. It did indeed look like it was built up too high. Long story a little shorter, he built it right where it needed to be. When our house was built, rather than putting the floor in and then resting the cabinetry on top of the floor, they put the cabinets in, then built the floor around them. The means our counter tops are lower than normal. Since the oven and dishwasher went in after the build was complete, they are sitting on top of the flooring, leaving them higher than the surrounding cabinetry. Are you confused yet?! Basically what it boils down to is we had to rip all of the counter off, then come back and build it back up with 3/4" plywood. The counter overhang will hide the plywood, but we'll come back in with 3/4 round to finish it off. I'll be sure to take pics of that once it happens, just in case someone else runs in to this problem!
Yesterday we ripped out the remaining counters and today we added the plywood back. It's now all ready for the slab.
On another note, hubs and I have been doing some yard work. The weather here in the Great PNW has been amazing!! The Northwest is pretty well known for the rain we get. The rumor is true, we do get a lot of rain. Lots of times, it's what I call "beachey". Misty rain. Stuff is wet for 8-9 months of the year, so any kind of wood that is outside really needs to be treated with care. Every year we pressure wash and re-stain our deck. It's about 8 years old, but it still looks like new because we are committed to really taking care of it. It's a pretty easy task and I swear, it transforms our back yard! Now if I'd been thinking, I would have taken some pre-pressure wash pictures, so you would really see the full effect, but I forgot to do that. What you see here is an after pressure wash pic and then after staining.
Until next week, my friends! Be sure to stop back by to take a look at the new quartz counter tops!! Woohoo!
Hi Friends! My name is Kris. I'm a mom and wife who loves to DIY around the house and fix up old things to make them beautiful again!
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