Saturday, January 23, 2010


... is continually being made and so here are some updates from the last few days. We've gone from bare walls and plaster to new cabinets, a sink that is larger than a teacup (you should have seen our old one), and a dishwasher whose door actually stays closed while running (this is a major improvement over our last one).

As you can see in one of the photos, this new invention in dishwashers was a real attraction around here and even our 3-year-old who had been sick all week took time out from his convalescence to check out the new machine. Of course, this could also quite simply be because anything that is remotely mechanical and has buttons has an incredible magnetic force over him. But thinking back, I do think he has a special affinity for dishwashers.

So here is our kitchen as of today. The worktop has had its first coat of oil protection and we have actually put some dishes away, which of course means we can actually see the top of our dining table, our chest of drawers, our side table, the piano... This of course also means that we can also see the rather thick layer of dust that has settled like a blanket of snow after a blizzard. It's going to take a few weeks of cleaning to get this sorted, based on past experiences.

For now, we are still trudging along with our kitchen renovation. You will of course notice several minor details missing from the above photos. Such as a rather large gaping whole where the cooker should be. And the oven hood. And a few cabinet handles. And some lighting. And....

But I'll stop there. Pippa (that's the dog) has gotten tired of me prattling on and has decided to tuck herself into her crate. I guess I should take that as a sign...


ArtMind said...

Gretchen it looks fantastic! You'll be cooking up a storm in that new kitchen of yours! :)
Hang in there until the last bits get finished! :

aliceinparis said...

How exciting! It will be wonderful when finished and all this will seem like a distant memory:) Fun to see the progress:)

Giffysk8s said...

Not only is the work in progress fabulous, but Pippa is adorable!!!

Missing you. Life has been overhwleming lately, kwim? Hoping to get back to my computer soon! LOL

BTW, did you ever get your Big Shot???