Not everyday or every weekend will yield a finished project for us. It might just present us with another obstacle. We were excited to put in the kitchen cabinets and install countertops this weekend, BUT, the plumber placed the water lines and drain in the wrong place. After looking at where they should've been place for a very long time we eventually stopped staring and moved in the cabinets that we could. I will admit, I was pissed, disappointed, and dejected, but I moved on.
We already had planned to take the day off on Sunday and take a boatride. I didn't even realize that it was National Dog Day??? But we seemed to celebrate our pup by letting her steal my seat and enjoy the bay breezes. It was a beautiful day and the down time was so needed for morale. When we got home I decided to hang a couple pictures to continue putting the finishing touches on the two bedrooms that we have completed. I want to keep making things look pretty in the midst of the chaos. It worked, I left the house hopeful for the next time.
It's the little things that can make you happy, and ready for more!
We put in the kitchen floor this past weekend...Natty was a bit slow to warm up to it. When we placed the first couple rows down she tip-toed around the perimeter. We thought she might be used to sleeping in saw dust and other construction debris, but after a couple invites, she approved and snoozed out the rest of the installation.
We have used a new clickable vinyl floor with a wood appearance, in the kitchen, breakfast and mud room. The Smartcore Flooring in Brazillian Ipe was easy to install - minus the time I wacked my thumb with the rubber mallet (#@*&%!!!) That was second time blood was shed in this kitchen, I almost ripped my nail off last week while sanding. This had me thinking back to my thoughts that there would be some blood, sweat, and tears involved with the reno of 120 Queen St. The tally so far, LOTS of sweat (HVAC will be installed end of Sept./Oct), a little blood (two of my fingers), no tears...maybe a couple when trying to get grit out of my contacts.
All in all, not too bad...and worth it when at the end of the day a project is complete, and looks darn good!
Plus, Bruce painted the walls City Loft SW 7631 - a nice soft grey/beige, this color is going to be used in many common areas throughout the house!
Cabinets + Appliances up next.
Still some art, furniture, carpet, and accessories are needed ... but the bed, window seat, and shades are perfect!
WELCOME TO QUEEN ST.
I started in interior design right after I graduated college. I was drafts person for a well know designer on the Main Line (suburb of Philadelphia) ...got married, had a couple kids, always kept myself involved within the design community. Flash forward - I am back to designing interiors. It's Good to be home again!