OK – this has been what’s keeping me busy. [also slightly more crazy than normal – can’t find anything and totally sick of frozen food!]

the wall is gone

kitchen/dining room wall is down!

walls painted white and backing board down

first row porcelain tile – looks like the slate tile under the cast iron gas stove in the living room section.


last square – had to drill a hole for the wires to the oven in the island

kitchen floor is done – the next day we grouted – wow, talk about sore knees!

doing the dishes in the bathroom – yuck… yes, I switched to paper plates!

It took two days for me to put the Ikea cabinets together. just a few mistakes with putting the backing board on wrong side in… laminate facing the wall  ^..^

that’s a heap of cabinets – carpel tunnel acting up…

laying out the base cabinets and farmhouse sink

soon to be an island


ahhhhhhhhhhhhh all the kitchen stuff – plus more on the enclosed porch, front hall, etc…

dishwasher and cabinets are all installed…

5 burner range top and range hood – a slightly usable kitchen again…

The water filter unit is in… just waiting for the kitchen faucet I ordered – a wall mount with white porcelain handles – vintage looking.  The counters were measured today by the installer. “Oat” Corian to be installed at the end of the month. Then its tile the back splash.  Contractor is putting in the toe kicks as I write.

Then its the front hall floor and tear up the bathrooms – one at a time of course!