Alternate title: And the mess continues (i.e. concrete dust).
Week Two--what we did:
Finished drywall spots
Prepped wall where bulkhead was previously
Re-hung upper cabinets, 8 inches higher
Fixed electrical issues
Put in new-to-us microwave over the stove
Built countertops out of plywood
Started the ARDEX countertop application process
|JD was blocked out of the kitchen for a few weeks and he did not like it.|
|Stove "before" picture. We spray painted the "bisque" top piece and the drawer on the bottom.|
|First upper cabinet hung! You can tell by the yellow paint line below it where it used to hang.|
Also, on the lower left you can see the floor cut out and the duct work extension that Bryce added to bring the
vent to the front of the cabinet.
|All of the upper cabinets are hung!|
You can see my green samples over on the right.
|Just some late night microwave cleaning.|
A lot of our focused work was accomplished after 7pm when JD was in bed.
Oh yes--and the cleaning was my job, too.
|This microwave is truly a godsend. A friend gave it to us after her friends redid their kitchen,|
and it waited patiently in our basement for about 2 years.
What a thrill to finally be able to use it!
|Cutting out the countertop.|
|And we're ready for the new countertops!|
Please notice how the upper cabinets have now become tool storage.
|Plywood countertops are installed--it's two thick pieces of plywood on top of each other.|
|My favorite picture from our entire project. This happened a lot: son watching father work.|
|Bryce is prepping for the ARDEX application. ARDEX is a concrete-type product that is usually used on|
floors in industrial settings. I read about someone using it for countertops and we decided to give it a try.
|Troweling it on. (Sorry about the blurry picture.)|
|Here it is pretty much dry, after just one application and before sanding.|
More on this project during the post for Week Three.
Connect to posts from all six weeks:
Week Six / Reveal!