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When the Dust Settles!

12th February 2011


Saw dust was flying everywhere! We just about have all of the wainscoting in the dining room and all of the trim set up in the kitchen.

We have to wait until our custom windows get at Home Depot to finish up the trim in the dining room.  Even with the old window in place it’s beginning to take shape.

The bar / hutch is fixed and ready for laminate.  Dave said tonight that he is planning on recycling some of the windows we are removing and putting glass doors on the front of the hutch.  That should dress things up nicely!

The trim Dave made is fitting in wonderfully.  It’s just a double bull nose with the top being wider but it looks like a very unique one piece chair rail when installed.

We tossed and turned about how to trim out the kitchen window.  At first I thought sheet rock and a narrow window trim.  There is so little room between the window and the oak cabinets that we opted to try a wide oak trim that spans the total area.  As you can see, it is working wonderfully and adds a continuity to transition from cabinet to window and back to cabinet.

The previous owner left the cabinets going nowhere on the wall for the stove and refrigerator.  They just didn’t leave anything to anchor  the vent or to add to the symmetry.  We knew it looked unbalanced and tossed out many thoughts.  There are 2 doorways in the area and it is a bit crowded.  Dave came up with the solution to round the corners on the the cabinets and it works so well.

We started to try to cut back the cheesy looking counter tops to prep them for new laminate, but found out quickly we will be replacing it.  It was cut badly to begin with and we just don’t have enough area at the sink to make it work.

Before he left tonight Dave put a coat of primer on all of the wainscoting to get it closer to ready to paint!

I have created my back splash pattern and have made a template to see how it will work……………..OMG.  I love it………I will show you more on this topic next time!

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