26. November, 2004 - I got pictures

fireplace hearth
fireplace hearth
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It’s time to post the pictures of the work around here that I took on Wednesday. This still leaves the steam plant pictures in the backlog, but hey, I should be caught up by Monday, and you’ll have a whole slew of things to look at when you get back to work, right?

We start with the fireplace. A half inch of floor leveller, some mastic, and the tiles are in place. They still need to be grouted, but that’s a pretty quick job on Monday morning, and then I’ll be able to burn things up in there. I don’t expect the fireplace will do much in the way of helping to heat the house, but it’ll make for a nice cozy feel in the living room, which is not to be sneered at.

kitchen
kitchen
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pot rack
pot rack
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Next up is the kitchen. The wall is patched and painted, and the pot rack has been hung on the wall. That one wall of orange makes the entire kitchen feel brighter, and I like the way the white pops out from the orange. They only sell pot racks like this in black and stainless though, so I bought a stainless one and got it powder-coated white. I’m glad I spent the extra $50 for the powder-coating. Of course I’ll need to get a white fridge (that’s already on the list, as this one is showing its age) and stove and paint the other walls to complete the effect, but this is enough to make me happy for now. Oh yeah, and I’m sure someone will tell me I need to buy all new pots and pans to match the new wall and rack, but I’m not going to worry about that just now.

my bedroom
my bedroom
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Finally, the bedroom. The colors are enough there that you can see where I’m going with it. It’s brighter and more intense than I expected, but not a ton, and I think the look will change enough when I get carpeting and furniture in there, and I’ll be happy with it.

ceiling fan detail
ceiling fan detail
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I’m thinking that the carpeting is going to be a cream or a beige that will be close to the ceiling in color. That’s far from certain, and I’ll probably be pondering the various choices for a while as I try to save up the money to pay for that. Then again, maybe I’ll take advantage of one of those “no payments for six months” deals to get the room finished sooner so I can give myself a present of a completed bedroom.

I like the ceiling fan, and Jon’s idea of putting the plate thing behind it, and painting that blue was a very good one. It really makes the fan pop out, especially when the neon is lit up. It’s not really a bedroom feel, but what the hell. I’m also going to have some trouble finding furniture, I expect. I can imagine the bed I want to put in front of that dark blue wall, but I haven’t seen one like I want in any of the stores, so I’ll probably end up buying a pedestal bed and building a headboard for it.

What remains to be done in this round? Well, the guys from Finer Surroundings will be back on Monday to grout the fireplace tiles and put on another coat and touch up the paint in the bedroom. There are a few bobbles on the edges that need to be cleaned up. And then they’ll be back about a week after that to put in the new windows on the ground floor to seal up the piano windows that currently let cold air into the house. It feels like a lot happened on Tuesday, after the last photos I took, and I don’t expect any more days that make as big of a transformation this year.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:57:53.