Friday, January 09, 2015
Easier Said Than Done
So, one of my goals for 2015 is to finish this kitchen!! Really, I hope to finish the kitchen and maybe even the other side of this wall before the winter is up, or at least spring. I don't really lack all that much, although there is a lot of unfinished square footage, it covers fast with what I plan to do. First, is to pour these counter tops and the concrete bar tops that go on the low walls. I'll probably form and pour the bar tops outside on a decent day and then place them once they are cured but the counter tops will be poured in place, obviously.
Then to do the tile backsplashes and wall tile. This is the glass/ slate tile that will go between the concrete countertops and the bar tops. And yes, that's about how much tile will be the too. I have 2 inches of countertop (as marked by the crow's foot on the lower left on the wall) and then a 3" or 3 1/2" concrete backsplash which should fit right up under that electrical box. Then the glass tile from there up.
On this other side of the wall I need to finish the sheetrock, paint those low walls and then make, or have made, the built-in bookshelves that go there on either side of the fireplace. You can see where I have a temporary bookshelf on the other side. And of course, I need to finish running the slate tile here and grout it, along with the mosaic work that goes in the off-centered strips. That part may drag out a little longer as that mosaic takes a long time! Ugh! the little bit you can see I have done, down by the hearth, took 4 hours! But, it's just something I've got to psych myself up to do. I do enjoy the work but I tend to get a little antsy to be finished. Doing a little bit every day or so is usually my best strategy.
Now, this will have to wait until warm weather but I also must finish this wall this year. I have to etch and paint those metal sheets so that is why I need warm weather; can't do that in the house. And then after the metal is up I'll install some sort of shelving to display sculptures and ceramics. Or whatever. Skulls of old boyfriends, I don't know. And yes, that sheet hanging over the door will be replaced with an actual door!! I have a really, super cool idea for the interior doors but again, I need warm weather to do those.
So, if I can get all this finished before springtime I can then move on to all the crap that needs to be finished on the outside!! Yay!! I guess I should look at it like this...it all keeps me from sitting down at least! I also have not forgotten that I need finished flooring but that is a very last of the list item and I'm trying not to overwhelm myself. haha!
So, do ya'll have any interior house projects going on for winter?