Saturday, May 18, 2013

Demolition continues

Progress is being made on the demolition portion of my new kitchen.
 (after an 8 mile hike and a wash and wax of the car)
I did this:
It was actually really fun knocking out that soffit.
I really hated that soffit.
And now I will have room for my really tall cabinets!!

 I also spent some time pulling floor staples.
About a billion of them.
Actually, I've been pulling them in sets of about 75-100 at a time.
I have the blisters to prove it.
And I still have about a million of them to pull out.

I also pulled tile off the wall today.
I still have another wall to remove tile from.
It doesn't look too pretty and I will need to patch the drywall in a few places.
And give the whole thing a scratch coat of mud.

So here's a picture of all of today's progress.

I still have to get the saws-all and take out those 2x4's that held up the soffit.
I like power tools!
And *SIGH* there is more floor to come up.
Which means more staples.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

And so it begins

This is what my kitchen looked like yesterday.

Check out this hidden gem that was under the first layer of floor.

My work crew, taking a break from the floor and pulling the cabinets.

I have about a gazillion staples to pull out of the floor, and that soffit
has my name all over it. And the tile backsplash has got to go.
One step at a time.

Friday, May 10, 2013

To Boston With Love

Took a break from my major projects of
getting my seniors graduated
designing my new kitchen
 beginning to destroy my old kitchen
to participate in the
To Boston With Love show of support.
I made these two flags to include with my
St Louis Modern Quilt Guild's gift to Boston.
We will be sharing our creations tomorrow and then shipping them off to Boston
where they will fly in a show of love at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for about a month.
Then they will fly again in one year. Maybe I might make it out to
Boston next year to see it.
In the mean time, you can check out the Boston with Love flickr group to see pics of
other flags made for the project.

This summer I will be staying close to home,
enjoying my new kitchen.
I will post photos of the progress, once I have progress to show.