This is how I kit myself out to clean the fireplace… Imagine how I’d react if the kitchen weren’t sealed off, I’d probably be in a haz mat suit. And, since we’re having temperatures in the 95-105 range that wouldn’t be at all pleasant.

Last time it was a great cavernous space lined in redwood… Now, the kitchen has shrunk, really visually shrunk, with the addition of drywall and the first few swipes of mud (smoothing wall texture).

Paint next week, floor stripped of six layers of linoleum, and the wooden sub-flooring refinished (it’s gorgeous honey colored Douglas Fir), cabinets are being built and the list goes on and on…



Drop by the site tomorrow for a two part story called, “A Hard Day’s Night”… It has nothing to do with the Beatles and everything to do with Hollywood 😉

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  1. September 15, 2012

    I think you are a hat person for sure! The kitchen is going to be fab…and when it is all over you won’t remember the pain….just like childbirth. Too soon to tell if your bouncing baby kitchen will be a boy or a girl. We will just have to wait.

    • September 15, 2012

      Let’s just call it an Ewok at this point. Hugs, V

  2. September 17, 2012

    Love your progress report! And your head-garb made me smile! I’ve always loved the whole birthing process (in regards to design and construction :-)). It’s most gratifying to see your vision come to life. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. September 17, 2012

    That’s what I wear when I clean the kitty box. But, ooh, I love the arches and all the natural light. Can’t wait to see it all done.

    • September 17, 2012

      Me too, right now it is swirling with dust as the walls are sanded down…

  4. Melissa
    September 17, 2012

    Please let me know when the guest house is ready for me.

    • September 17, 2012

      It should be soon now, Mademoiselle. I’ll keep you posted. Just off in a moment to go check on my range which is sitting waiting to be re-chromed and re-enameled…

  5. September 18, 2012

    Has Jeff Lewis stopped in to bring you some sepia tinted subway tile?

    • September 18, 2012

      You are on a roll today Mr. Andy, glad you’re here. Have not spotted Jeff but if he showed up with his twenty dollar per piece subway tile I would chase him away with a broom 😉

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