Making Progress

Here we go again. This weekend blew by too fast! We worked on getting the pot filler situation figured, trim on doors and windows, and dealing with the counter top situation.

 Trim around powder bath door. Each door has to have trim and then paint.....every last inch......with two coats........

Trim around powder bath door. Each door has to have trim and then paint.....every last inch......with two coats........

 Pot filler situation---- So we are going to have a pot filler, a place where pots are filled directly on top of the cook top, yes seems a bit lazy, but I am excited about it!!!! We ran a cold water line from the sink to the cook top. We ran the line before we purchased the fixture. The fixture is heavy and needs more support. So we cut a hole.....cringe....and dug out the plumbing and replaced it all,. That is.....after a two hour trip to Lowe's, a trip to Smith Supply, a night to sleep on the project and another trip to Smith Supply, it is now all in!!!!! We also took the opportunity to move the plug that ended up above the cook top. We ingeniously just flipped it around and it is now in the utility room.

Pot filler situation---- So we are going to have a pot filler, a place where pots are filled directly on top of the cook top, yes seems a bit lazy, but I am excited about it!!!! We ran a cold water line from the sink to the cook top. We ran the line before we purchased the fixture. The fixture is heavy and needs more support. So we cut a hole.....cringe....and dug out the plumbing and replaced it all,. That is.....after a two hour trip to Lowe's, a trip to Smith Supply, a night to sleep on the project and another trip to Smith Supply, it is now all in!!!!! We also took the opportunity to move the plug that ended up above the cook top. We ingeniously just flipped it around and it is now in the utility room.

 OHHH the counter top situation.... Above is the Jack and Jill. After much sanding and more sanding I put on several coats of paint. Turned out pretty nice. All that this counter needs is a sealer, sink, back splash and water fixtures!!!!! 

OHHH the counter top situation.... Above is the Jack and Jill. After much sanding and more sanding I put on several coats of paint. Turned out pretty nice. All that this counter needs is a sealer, sink, back splash and water fixtures!!!!! 

 Counter top in the master bath. This one took much more sanding, then paint, and.....you guessed it MORE sanding. This one needs another coat of paint, then sealer, sink, water fixtures and back splash.  

Counter top in the master bath. This one took much more sanding, then paint, and.....you guessed it MORE sanding. This one needs another coat of paint, then sealer, sink, water fixtures and back splash.  

 This is the utility counter top. This counter was not poured in place. Instead we made forms and poured it in forms. This turned out much smoother, however the color was incorrect. So, I pulled out the sander and the putty and went back to work. This one was much easier to work with because it was already a very smooth surface. All that needed to be done was to fill in the pits........

This is the utility counter top. This counter was not poured in place. Instead we made forms and poured it in forms. This turned out much smoother, however the color was incorrect. So, I pulled out the sander and the putty and went back to work. This one was much easier to work with because it was already a very smooth surface. All that needed to be done was to fill in the pits........

 I am absolutely in love with the way this counter turned out!!!! Padre was unsure of the super white color, but I think he is coming around :) All this counter needs is a sealer, sink, back splash and water fixtures. ...YAY!

I am absolutely in love with the way this counter turned out!!!! Padre was unsure of the super white color, but I think he is coming around :) All this counter needs is a sealer, sink, back splash and water fixtures. ...YAY!

Ok, so where are we this fine first weekend of May? We are perfecting our concrete mix to prepare the kitchen pour. We need to get the exterior doors up...front door, garage side door, and door between house and garage. Once we have the exterior doors in and the counter top in we can lay the floor. What else is there to do? outside: We need to put the second coat of paint on the exterior and strips of wood to cover up the nails. Install the soffit vents and the window screens. 

Inside: Kitchen counter tops, bar, back splashes, floors, baseboards, appliances, sink fixtures, toilets, hot water heater, light fixtures, AC vents and what ever other little details I have left out.

One month from today I will be 26 and I will be married for four years!!!! So strange, I wonder where we are going to be in a month's time.....so much change is in the air.