27 February, 2011

Is There a Plumber in the House??


I'll try just about anything when it comes to renovating, but I like to think I'm smart enough to know when to call in the Big Guns.
This is one of those times.
The old galvanized pipe supplying cold water to the kitchen sink broke.
I was screwing on a new shutoff valve, the old one wouldn't let the water through, when the threads just kept falling off.
Not Cool!
So now I have all the water turned off until the plumber fixes it.
I don't have a warm fuzzy about that bill.
So, in the meantime, I figured I'd continue painting and adding molding to the kitchen.
Here's where we started.

This is how it looks today.
Not finished, but definitely moving in the right direction.

Next will be the floor and hardware.
My first choice for flooring would be a grey and white diagonal checkerboard using VCT Tile.
They're pretty durable, I have them in my laundry room and studio.

Sadly, I think we'll go with a Porcelain or Ceramic tile that will hold up better over the long run.
Plus, Taylor wants to get a puppy once she gets a job, and the ceramic/porcelain will offer more in the way of camouflage for muddy paws!
ann marie


  1. The checkerboard is very fun. The kitchen is coming along nicely.

  2. You are such a fast worker. Has the inspector been around - or the assessor - can't remember which it is!

  3. Ann Marie you're doing an amazing job. Keep up the great work. It's definitely a strength knowing when to call it quits and call a professional.


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