Sunday, February 12, 2012

Week 15 - Tile and Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets made the journey from the work shop to the job today. Here they are in the master bedroom awaiting installation.

Tiling. Ugh. Up down, cut measure, very hard on the knees and back.

As with everything on this project, keeping it as bland as possible.

Check out the cool high tech spacers. Like little spaceships. Easier both to use for keeping the tiles the correct distance from each other and to get out once the tile has set.

I'm always amazed at the amount of "stuff" that goes into running a project. The nice thing about this project is that it can all be stored wherever is convenient as there is no resident home owner to work around.

Also, it is a relief to have the house smelling like new paint instead of dead mice and years of fud.

The living room is temporarily saw central.

Tile is up off the kitchen and family room floors. The original plan was just to go over the existing, but it provided too uneven a surface, so up it came. Remember, this house is just built on a concrete slab.

For those of you who never had the pleasure of owner a circa 1960 house, here is what a vintage boiler looks like. Kind of monstrous. We had one like it in our old house and it always scared me a bit. Just doesn't look like something that would actually function.

And here it is, your chandelier photo of the week...

Mango Momma


  1. Lookin' good!! We're thinking that that chandelier should go into the dog cave when this project is over. Just sayin'. Everything looks good. Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla - an excellent strategy!!

  2. That looks just like our boiler! haha Thank doG George knows the ins and outs of it!

  3. Hello Chandelier!!!

    House is coming right along! That boiler is a scary looking contraption. And thanks for my new word: "fud"!

  4. Jeebus, I feel tired just looking at all the work you have done. Its looking great. You must be very pleased with all your work. Hope you're having a 'coldie' in between jobs. No worries, and love, Carol

  5. Wow, great article, I really appreciate your thought process and having it explained properly, thank you!

    RTA Kitchen Cabinets

  6. I still think I need to hire the Mr. to come demolish, erm, renovate our house. Of course, we might only be able to pay him in slightly used stuffies, but every time I look at this blog, I think how nice it would be to gut our house (or have an unfortunate oily-rags-and-gasoline accident when no one is home) and start over. Or possibly drop a large bomb on it. Or something. ;-)

    -Dr. Liz (Fi doesn't really care - which is clear from our recent re-infestation of mice... The girl is NOT a mouser!)