Sunday, May 29, 2016

Things are looking up.

Lots of progress over the last few weeks, despite the insane weather.  On Wendesday, Mom and Dad took several pictures. First, the kitchen has been de-constructed further. But you can see the plumbing and electrical have both been run to this wall.

These are the cypress slabs that were hiding underneath the laminate countertops.  There was one thick slab on each side of the kitchen sink.  Our contractor is going to make the breakfast nook table out of it.  These are the most enormous solid pieces of wood I have ever seen.


The drawers were pulled out for sanding and stacked next to our newly-exposed brick chimney.

On the other side of the kitchen, where a new bank of cabinets will go, along with the range and microwave, the guys harvested shiplap that will be used to replace damaged boards in other, more visible parts of the house.

On either side of the sink are not cabinets, but bins that tilt forward, which were probably used for storing potatoes and onions.

Today, when Larry and I got there, we immediately noticed the ceiling treatment was going in. Actually, that was not the first thing we noticed.  The first thing we noticed was the Tejano music blaring from the dining room.  So the ceiling was the second thing we noticed. This place looks better than it sounds!  (Sorry, Tejano fans...I just can't get into it).

By the time we got there, the guys had completely finished the kitchen and living room, and were mid-way through the dining room.  The electrician had also started doing the rough in for the lights in the ceiling.

The guys were working on the second bedroom while we were there.

The rough-in for all the plumbing is finished.  In the bathroom, you can see the pex tubing for the faucet and toilet.

The electrical is still in progress, but, could it be that we used the ENTIRE spool of wire???

And the cabinet doors have been removed for refinishing, which I somehow didn't notice when I was there.

Vintage refrigerator goes here....

Finally, in a stroke of luck, months ago, I fell in love with this fabric at High Fashion Home.  I wanted to use it as window treatments, but it was pretty expensive, so I never pulled the trigger. Yesterday, however, we popped by and it was half off, and marked "no longer available" so I snagged the last of the bolt.

It's a linen covered in sparkly foil with velvet ribbon.  So luxurious! If my math is right (ok, let's be honest, it's not my math but Larry's), we'll have just enough for all of the windows in the living room.

That's all from Wisteria Bend for now.


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