We have His and Hers projects underway, and they are keeping us hopping! (and away from the laptop)

His: Painting the new drywall in the kitchen, breakfast room, and laundry studio.  (We’re lovin’ Olympics’ VOC free paint! I had it color matched to a Martha color from Home Depot.)

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primer up!

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first coat up in laundry studio

Hers: Growing BeachBaby. (Just under 3 months left to go!)

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That’s right, it’s a race against the clock in our cottage. If BeachBaby holds out for a full 40 weeks, we have just 12 left to pull this place together so that it resembles a home.  (With a home birth in our future, I’d say that’s pretty important!)

BUT….That’s asking a lot since the master bath is still gutted, the kitchen/laundry studio clearly aren’t done, the whole house is still boxed up and displaced, the “nursery” is currently holding overflow and hasn’t even been started, there is no lighting in the kitchen, the electrical in the kitchen and laundry studio need fixed, and the floors still aren’t finished in any of the bedrooms.

And, all this is going on while our contractor is MIA!

I’d call that stress.

BeachBoy has been working his cute little booty off, trying to pull everything together so I don’t have a meltdown in time to order furniture and prep the baby’s room.  Maybe I should call him Superman instead.

my hero

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The bad news?

We have a monster leak in the kitchen….and it’s U.G.L.Y.

 

The good news?

The plan for the new kitchen (since we have to gut) is ready to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a quick look at the current plan.

-Ramsjo Cabinets

-Open shelving for my cookbooks (yay!)

-Wood counters (a nod to our cottage)

– Marble Backsplash

-Farm Sink

-Mixed Hardware Styles

-Sconces to brighten the place up

 

Really, what makes me smile?

1. Getting rid of the water problem, rotten cabinets and all

2. Putting the dishwasher in a location where you can use it and the range (or it and a drawer) at the same time

3. Cabinets that don’t have attack drawers that fall out on your feet!!

4. Hiding the seldom-used microwave

5. FOOD STORAGE (we have none, presently)…oh, let’s just say storage in general while we’re at it  😉

 

Let the work begin!  Next week will be spent working on the kitchen, if things go as planned (around here, they never do…)