Progress is being made............slowly.
I'm showing some pictures taken over the past couple of weeks.... First the slow process of removing old flooring and down to the old pine boards. A nasty process, I assure you. Also the removal of a couple of layers on some of the walls, down to some old wallpaper when it must have been a dining or living room. This was found when taking out the old pantry area we are going to use as part of the new kitchen cooking/prep area. New wallboard had to be installed. Thank goodness it didn't have to look perfect since the new cabinetry will cover most all of it anyway. Nothing is perfect in this old a house anyway.......so you might as well like it that way.
The area where the old sink was is the area with the only two cabinets we left around the sink window. ( We still have to put in new bead board to meet the old here. This was the ONLY counter space in the old kitchen. Since I wanted to leave SOMETHING of the old, we left these two old cabinets, removed the doors, and I will leave them as open shelves for my blue and white dishes and also near the dining area in the kitchen for convenience. At the beginning I will paint the interior the same SW Universal Khaki as the walls about the wainscoting.......later I may add more color as is appropriate for the dishes displayed.
My husband (favorite helper) is doing most of the grunt work on this project. We are hiring out all the plumbing, electrical, cabinets and the new white oak floors are now installed but not yet finished. The same man who finished the other adjacent floors will be doing the work...starting on Thursday. I have no idea how long that will take but it will be three visits he says. After that will be the new cabinets installed...........WE have to paint them...paint grade maple. All the appliances are here. Are you tired yet? I am, but still have to finalize what hardware and counters/back splashes and get some schedule for the installation of new wiring, the rest of the plumbing and the venting, etc. I plan on a dark quartz counter top.
Off Tuesday to deliver more paintings to Dallas so it might be some time before I get back to the blog.
AND, I have been informed I will have Thanksgiving company...........