Friday, November 12, 2010

Work, work, work!!

I'm finally finishing up the updating of my kitchen.

Here's the old stove and microwave. I've always thought they weren't very attractive.

So, I had the old ones hauled away.

After much work removing unwanted tile, adding a 110 electical outlet and some gas pipe,

and prepping for the microwave...

VOILA!!! I just love my (almost) new Kenmore gas range and Kenmore microwave. These look more normal and like they belong there.

Next, a new kitchen window, a new (or almost new) all white dishwasher, new window blinds and new white outlets, switches and wall plates. Plus, a little more painting and then the kitchen updating will be complete. Next, the laundry room!!!

When I'm not working on my house I'm agonizing over the Argosy.
Here's where the shower pan goes. I've been working on scraping, chiseling and sanding the Liquid Nails, or something similar, from the shower wall area and from the shower pan. I just about have the shower pan ready for a few coats of Krylon Fusion paint.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Few Home Improvement Projects

I had a new kitchen door installed. I still need to paint it.
The funny board on the thresh hold was just to remind me not to step on it until the sealant dried.

I never liked the wrought iron posts on my front porch. For two years I've wanted to replace them with pretty white wood posts.

I finally did.

Next.... New kitchen appliances.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

More Progress

Here's a picture of our little work shop set up outside the Argosy. We have been blessed with an empty space next door to our storage space, so we have lots of room to work.

The kitchen counter is waiting for it's new counter top and sink.

And here it is.
Jim did a great job making the custom counter top. We will be adding wood trim that has been stained Onyx and then coated with urethane for the back splash and finished edges.

The new solid bathroom floor has been installed. The black tank with it's new Thetford slide valve is ready to be permanently installed.

While Jim did all the hard stuff, I painted the plastic, bathroom end cap. It came out pretty good!!