Monday, November 9, 2015

Renovations Take Time...

 
Project days start early...usually with a list in hand,
I head out to the local building supply.
I like to choose my own supplies.
 
And with the carpenter only available two days a week,
I want to make the most of his time.
 
 
The bungalow kitchen is tiny...I mean, really tiny.
But, I have come to love that very fact.
 
I should first say,
 "Every project is done on a tight budget".
 Lucky for me, the kitchen has the original cabinets, floors and....
oh yes, those wonderful big windows.
 
 
There are a total of three windows,
with this one overlooking the studio.
 
 
The free-standing cooking range came with house.
As soon as I started using it,
I realized it must have some counter space on both sides.
 
The problem was the tiny space. 
But luck again came when I found two oak cabinet,
 measuring 12" wide.
The tile work, behind the stove,
 will be done after the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
 
Another project, for this past week end,
was to make the fridge appear to be built-in.
Again, because of tiny, all the appliances looked odd,
standing alone.
The cabinet above, still needs crown molding.
 
All the unfinished wood will be painted the same color as the original cupboards
 
 
How true the words of my sign ring...
 
The painting must simply wait until after the holiday.
Meggie Mac

15 comments:

  1. I love your cottage and what you are doing with it...it is so quaint..I get that envious feeling everytime you post an update....

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    1. Just as I've said in the post, I have fallen in love with my tiny kitchen.....now, let's see how I survive cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for my family. The good news is I have a dining room.

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  2. I noticed you said the word studio--I am envious of that! Actually, I love that you can take such a space as that and make us all fall in love with it.

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    1. Well...it is a "studio in the making". It may be January before it is all sorted out....of course, I will show it on the blog....it will be a space for all things creative.

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  3. I meant such a small space...not as in a bad space, etc...I hope you know what I mean and take that as the compliment it is meant to be.

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    1. Hi Rose....I did think it was a compliment. It's funny how when I first looked at the property, I made all these plans to change things inside. Then I was hit with two big expenses that took a chunk of my budget. I'm so glad it has turned out this way. Now I'm trying to work with the original spaces......and, I love it !

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  4. Your kitchen looks wonderful and yes, everything takes time. I have made so many trips to Home Depot that I told them that I was disappointed that I didn't have a parking space with my name on it by now, LOL.

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    1. I don't have a parking space either, but they do call me by my first name...laughing.

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  5. I'm going to come back to read more carefully, but I noticed that we have the same stove.

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    1. I plan on trying the oven over the week end....it was in the house when I bought it.

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  6. I love the look of your kitchen. I'm ready to down-size to a smaller house, unfortunately my husband is not.

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    1. Downsizing takes lots of discipline...As I said in the post, I have come to love my tiny kitchen. It has a formal dining room, that will share a space with the library. Before, I had a separate room for my books. I think it will all work out.

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  7. I loved your sign! It looks so cosy and warm!

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    1. My goal is for family and friends to feel welcome...cozy is good!

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  8. Most contractors will be happy to provide you with a free estimate. When talking with the contractor there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is to ask about other projects the contractor might have, if a contractor has a large number of projects they may not be able to handle your renovations in a timely manner.
    you can try this out

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