Wow, the last few weeks have been exhausting and went by so quickly we really had very little time to even think let alone sit down and post. As always there is never enough time in the day but here is the long awaited update on our now finished kitchen, the bathroom and our laundry room. We will be posting before and after snapshots of each room as they are finished, still lots of work left to do.
So, after the teaser in the last post regarding the kitchen we have finally unpacked everything and took some more detailed photos for you guys, these were taken at midnight last night after we built our new entertainment unit so please excuse the mess!
Here’s a close up of our beautiful hardware (who knew drawer pulls could be so enticing?!)
We love our kitchen, there really isn’t any piece of it which wasn’t redone, whether it was a full tear out of the back-splash (then the dry wall and insulation behind the tile) to the counter tops to painting the walls, ceiling, cupboards, inside the cupboards and new floors! What do you all think of the finished room?
We realised whilst checking through our last few posts that we did not really give you all the finished pictures of our bathroom which looks lovely so here’s yet more photos.
The bathroom was really a labour of love, from the vanity to my beloved tile floors to insulating the entire attic to connect the room to the rest of the house for temperature regulation, but nothing was as hated (for me) as the shower doors. They were not installed properly and were covered with silicone in order to make them fit. This silicone was mouldy, dirty and generally gross and took 4 days of continuous scrubby, scraping and several coats of toxic smelling silicone remover to finally get clear of! It actually looks ok in the photos and unfortunately I was too frustrated to get photos when we were removing the goop but trust me, it was bad!
However, now they are installed properly and look lovely.
Jeff was on insulation duty and here are a couple of photos of him in the attic, this was an even more miserable job than the shower doors because at least I had our adorable vanity to look at, Jeff was sharing space with a million spiders and had no head space at all in some places!
Finally we have started in the lower level, we had originally planned to finish this room first but it has been our workshop for the past 3 months and so I’m glad we have left it until last. We started in the laundry room first with the intention of clearing out the tools and general junk in the dining room into the smaller room whilst we paint and clean up. Picking the colour for the laundry room was fun because it does not really need to match anything in the house, we could be as bold as we liked and as we are indifferent to the actual finish of the room I could be as inventive as I liked. These photos are not of the finished room, there are still touch ups on the ceiling, a final coat of the cupboards and a set of pretty curtains to be made before it’s done but it’s almost there and I adore the colour we picked!
The room was where the kitty box was situated and I’m not going to lie, it was pretty nasty, there was a unique border around the top of the walls which wasn’t really our style and easy access from the crawl space through a little hole in the wall for any and all creepy crawlies.
The cupboard doors were not on straight and in my opinion cannot be saved so we have taken them off and bought really nice fabric to make little curtains instead.
You can see from this photo the pipe leading along the back room, that is a gas pipe from our boiler as this is also our boiler room and so there are pipes everywhere on the other side of the sink. We did not really know how to paint in behind the pipes and finally I decided to just paint over top of them (after researching that you can do that first!) and I think it looks great.
The colour is ‘Blue Danube’ by Benjamin Moore and I just love it! I will post photos with the curtains just as soon as I can but now we are on to our dining room, just that one room left thank goodness!
Thank you all for being so patient with us as we work through the house and we hope you’re enjoying the process with us.