Posted by: eekaplanian1 | June 16, 2013

Day 10

It is the end of the second week and it has been an interesting journey. I’ve learned a lot about construction and the different parts of it as well as watching Brad who is very focused and almost a perfectionist.  He said today that if he were a perfectionist, it would take him 3 times longer to do the project.  He has made it  less stressful than I thought, it feels fairly normal except for the echo in the kitchen and no sink.

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It worked out really well for Brad today, the mud was dry and it didn’t need another coat.  He could start the primer.

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It’s starting to look more like a kitchen with all the drywall primed.

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This was the place he was most concerned about – he patched some mud on the lower part of the wall and used a small heater to dry it before priming it all.

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You would never know there had been a big hole for the door and the widening of the shallow cupboard.  Looking very well.

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Behind the stove he had to do some patching where the old stove had outlets.  He also scrubbed the wall down because of all the grease and crap from the stove.

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It looked the way the side of the stove looks – not a pretty sight.

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A little mud here and there to make everything even out.

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                                 At the end of the day, Brad always makes sure things are neat and tidy – not always an easy task but he does it very well.

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When moved here in 1955, the kitchen cabinets were a terrible lobster red.  At one point Mom painted them more pink, the door was never painted again.  So although Mom painted the kitchen yellow, the door remained pink.

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Small problem at the corners of the window, they seem to bow up and one side is a little loose.  Brad is going to check to see what is going on underneath, but not tear out all of the wall because the middle is okay.

It’s been a busy week for Brad and for me.  I am still looking at light fixtures but I think I found the ceiling light – Eddie doesn’t like it but there doesn’t seem to be much else that will do the job.  The plumber emailed ideas for the sink and for the faucet – we both agree on those.

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It’s a simple stainless steel sink – no more  rubbing stains of porcelain.

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It’s a 25″ drop in sink and will look very well.

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The faucet is simple as well, it’s not going to be a fancy, expensive kitchen but very nice.

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