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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

April 29-May 5, 2016, Snapshot Summary: The Kitchen Remodel, week 2

As we entered week two of our kitchen remodel (plus some other home improvements), I was smart enough not to schedule anything but the most essential activities. We had play rehearsal, as the performance is next Saturday. Steven got our new car inspected so that he could get our permanent tags (it passed with flying colors.)

As far as the work goes, they built the kitchen bar (which they then used to store their equipment.) 
They built the kitchen counters.

They then added the laminate to the counters and Jason added a edge of cypress wood cut at an angle for the edging. 

The laminate is a stone color with black, white, grey and brown in it, which ties together the brown in the cabinets with the black and white of the floor, ceiling...

sink and appliances.
They put up the grid that will hold the suspended ceiling tile...
 and installed the ceiling lights.
They smoothed the hardwood flooring in the entryway, which required our moving a bookcase, and emptying the contents on our sofa. They also repaired the ceilings in the bedrooms and laundry room which had been damaged when the roof leaked. 
Hopefully the backsplash and ceiling tiles will be in for next week's work. 
That about sums up our week.
How was your week?
Happy Mother's Day to all of you. I bet you can guess what my Mother's Day present was. :)


  1. WOW! Look at all that cupboard space......those counters.....that deep double sink....what a fantastic kitchen that's going to be!
    Happy Mother's Day, Phyllis :)

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you, too! Yes, it has everything I've always wanted in a kitchen.

  2. OH it's coming along beautifully!! The color choices are fantastic :) Happy Mother's day to you!!

    1. Thank you. It has been a struggle. We had an entirely different color scheme in the beginning, but we had a hard time finding flooring that we liked to go with it and then the countertops went out of stock, so we ended up changing our color scheme at the last minute. I do like how it all came together in the end, however. I am just ready for life to go back to normal now!

    2. Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to you, too, Patty!

  3. What an awesome new kitchen. I totally understand about wanting it all to go back to normal.
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. How exciting to see a new kitchen take shape! Happy Mother's Day!

  5. It's starting to look like a kitchen, and a lovely one, at that - are you seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?

  6. It's looking good Phyllis. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  7. Phyllis I love the kitchen!! It turned out beautifully and I know you are so glad to have it done. Love all those books too. ;) Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day Phyllis!

    1. Oh, I wish it were done! We have another week or so to go before it is finished. I am loving seeing each thing being accomplished, though.

  8. It's going to be amazing!

    Happy Mother's Day to you too!


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