Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Parental Kitchen Remodel: Moving Along

Slowly, but surely, it's all coming together...

Bookcase and Pantry. Can you spot the "manhandles"?

My father fought to keep the old ceiling fan, not sure why, but it is ORB so at least it coordinates. 
They did add a pretty new ceiling medallion, though.

This is probably the tidiest this desk will ever be.

IRL, the climbers look darker, more coordinate-ey, but isn't he funny?

Stove wall with tile in place. Aren't the countertops fab?

The pendants lights are in place, LOVE the spikey-height-adjuster-thingie (that's a technical term, BTW).

And lit. So fun.

She wanted the wall color to "look like a blueberry". You know how sometimes blueberries look almost dusty and sometimes they look rich? Yeah. I don't know the paint color, but it has a weird glaze on it so that it looks 100% different in different lighting. You can tell from the above photos. They were all taken with my camera at the same time on the same day, but it looks navy, gray, royal, etc... 

The electrician ordered the wrong sockets and switch covers, so those are still not in. Obviously the little wire curlie-cues on the pendants will be removed. The glass is still not in some of the upper cabinets. The living room and basement still look like this:

Living Room

This is the finished half of the basement.
There is a pool table under this pile of crap. 

 This is the unfinished, or storage, part of the basement. 
Actually, this is clean(-er than normal).

The guy who installed the floor did not lay it out first, just opened one box at a time and started going to town. So the floor is striped. Grr, right? The rep. from Qu-Cork is supposed to be coming out this afternoon, so we'll see what they say. (They're just going to say it was the installers fault, which it totally was.)

I have no clear idea on when everything is going to be back together with the furniture in place. Someday.


Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Well, that is quite a mess! Are the counters stainless? I honestly can't tell from the photos, or maybe my eyes are wonky because it's late? Either way, great progress!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! I'm so happy you showed the living room and basement. =)

It looks really nice.

Skylar Strickland said...

Good thing your dad made you keep that ceiling fan...it's worth upwards of $500 to collectors. It's a very early Casablanca, made in California back when Burton A. Burton still ran the company.