Friday, February 23, 2007


More Pictures to Share

Here's a picture of the bathroom with the new crown molding.
Here's a funny picture of Ken in the hall. Check out all those corners (molded of course)! :-)


Kitchen Countertop

We put in the kitchen countertop and it actually makes that darn kitchen look BIGGER. Maybe it's because it defines the space and shows the width of the room and the clean yellow wall? Who knows. Looks good, though!

The space on the right is for the stove and the cabinet closest to your view will have a matching countertop. Ken will be cutting the hole in the counter to place the sink and our friends Lindsay and Bob the plumbers will be hooking up the plumbing, gas stove, and water heater tomorrow.

Ken got the hole covered in the hallway where the old gas floor furnace used to be. In case you haven't heard, we are carpeting the entire house (except for the tiled areas in the bathroom and the kitchen (which look awesome by the way!), so we still have the baseboards to install after the carpeting goes in.

The kitchen crown molding will take a little patience, but once that's done, it's off to the Florida room to finish the drywall there, hang the beadboard ceiling and paint. Whew, this light is blinding us now!

I'm gonna miss this little house. I found myself getting choked up when we stood in the livingroom with a view of several rooms. I guess it was a combination of sweat and pride. Watch for some inspiring updates to our blog soon.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


It's all about CROWN MOLDING!

We have a new resume bullet. We have absolutely dreaded starting the crown molding on this flip because in our past experiences with it--we failed miserably. Well, the old saying "...the right tools..."

Wow! For Father's Day last year I got Ken this thing called Magic Mitre which professed to at least help someone cut molding for an older home with odd corners. I thought it might come in handy if Ken started throwing saws.

Crown molding defies logic ~ even if you have a step-by-step instruction manual or a professional showing you how to cut the wood.

We managed to crown the spare bedroom, the master bedroom, the sitting room/office, and the hallway (which we originally said we weren't even going to crown) and didn't ruin one single piece of molding!

Hard to believe but the first room we tackled was the room farthest away from the front door. And check out those interior and exterior angles! Beautiful!


Medicine & Kitchen Cabinets

Here is a picture of the medicine cabinet I told you about, along with a better view of the kitchen cabinets before we put up the molding in the room.

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