Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jewelry for Rebecca

Rebecca and Brandon are going on a cruise next week. They have a formal night and Rebecca got a really cute black dress (I needed to alter slightly) and she wanted to me to make her some earrings and a bracelet. She chose turguoise and white shoes, so I made a crystal bracelet and a pair of earrings, they match totally. I should have taken a photo of her shoes, but I'm sure she will. They will be the cutest couple on this cruise.

kitchen layout

We have started to lay out the kitchen. Builder Mike has taped off where the cabinets and appliances will go. I've gone through and marked the plugs, phone, and other misc. things I want. On Tues we will meet with our cabinet maker, Dave Duckett. Today I went and ordered all the new appliances: refridgerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, and microwave. The funny thing about our sales lady at RC Willey is she turned out to be our cabinet builder's sister. Small world.
This section will have the fridge and cabinet on top. Next to the fridge will be a built in desk for my laptop, etc.
This is where we are going to take out the french doors and build in a 6 foot baywindow, our new copper hammered farm sink will go here. I can't wait to have my sink in front of a big window to look out at the backyard!!!
This  is going to be our "cafe booth". It's taped out with our chairs acting as the bench.

This window will come out and the stove/oven will go there.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Here we go again...

We got back from Lake Powell a week ago, had a few days to ourselves, and now we jumped right back into the next phase-THE KITCHEN. We had to first do a little shuffeling of the cabinets, fridge and table. Then Builder Mike got out his chainsaw (not really- his circular saw), and cut off the counter and cabinet next to the sink, leaving the drain pipe to the sink exposed. Next came the vinyl, subfloor, mantle and finally the fireplace. I will try to be better in posting photos more often of this phase than the last. I'm beginning to get really excited to getting a new kitchen, just how we want it exactly. 

I even remember writing our name in the concrete when our house was being built back in 1986.

Guess who took out most of the brick, subfloor and vinyl...yep, I'm the clean-up crew!