April 2, 2014

KITCHEN UPDATE



Above: A few progress shots of one of our kitchen backsplashes. We still need to cover up some edges, install an under-cabinet light (my parents' idea - so simple yet helpful!), and grout.

It's insane how much my parents have done in the last few days. My mom and I completely tore out the bathroom vanity and floor (we're down to one toilet right now...), my dad and Micah have replaced the dining room light and removed the bathroom toilet, we all took a swing or two at ripping off the existing tile in the kitchen (you can see a bit of what it looked like when we bought it here), we've been clearing "volunteer saplings" and overzealous bushes and monkey grass from both yards, I've learned to tile, we've finished most of the backsplashes... and it's only been three days. Today I think we're starting the bathroom floor tile (here's what we chose), so we can put the toilet back in, and start installing our beautiful new pedestal sink.

In the kitchen, the plan is to eventually paint the lower cabinets charcoal or black, and the upper cabinets white (or, new idea from Kathleen: LIGHT GREY?!...). I would then love a more substantial faucet, and maybe new pulls?, but those are so low-priority right now. Right now it's all about trying to learn a fraction of the amazing skill set my parents collectively have, and getting through our ambitious project list before they go back to Oklahoma. The clean freak in me also can't wait to deep-clean our whole house after the dust literally and figuratively settles. But for now - back to tiling.

8 comments:

  1. Nice work Fabry fam!

    xo,
    Bransons

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    1. Thanks - I know you've been trying to do the same in your place as well. I remember you painting some kitchen cabinets recently?... I am NOT looking forward to that process. But it will be SO worth it!

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  3. looking so good! super impressed by how much you are getting done!

    out of curiosity, it seems like everything in that kitchen was pretty new...is there any salvaging it (ie habitat for humanity) or is it getting thrown away?

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    1. The only thing we're getting rid of in the kitchen was some pre-existing backsplash tile. Everything else is just beind added on or painted.

      I love donating, so it's definitely been top-of-mind this week. We donated a drop-in bathroom sink and cabinet doors/drawers to our local ReStore. And we have a small pile of unpainted wood we'll burn instead of throwing away. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Love the way the kitchen is coming together! And love the new blog look, too!

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    1. Ah, thank you! I forgot to acknowledge the new header - I'll probably post about it next week. It was a fun process!

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