The picture doesn’t quite do justice to the size. These have to be 25 pounds. Big enough to wrap your arms around! And they are only $5.99 each. Unbeatable. Must have been a good pumpkin crop this year.
We actually put the heat on in our current house. It was in the low 60s in the house. That’s really too early, but temps are going to drop into the 30s tonight! Jeez! Our new house is so solid with brick and cement walls that the temperature seems to regulate better and we didn’t need to turn the heat on yet.
We even had to really bundle up for breakfast riding as it was in the 40s:
Of course, lots of rehab this weekend. You know how I was saying how progress was inching along? A lot of that is when you do the behind the scenes stuff, it looks like no progress happens for a long time. This weekend some big stuff got done and we are starting to put in some finishes. The hardware arrived and it makes me soooo happy!
And the pulls:
I just love it! It’s called Reed and Ribbon in antique copper. It matches the copper finish faucet set:
The reason the wall looks like that is that is where the tile backsplash will be and I didn’t want to waste paint on wall that is going to be covered up.
We got the underlayment on the counters and the glue is drying:
Those green cans are fragrance and essential oils for John’s business. They are 25# cans and great for weighting the counters. The dishwasher is in and fitted, too. We were worried the door hardware would get in the way and it just squeaks past …phew!! I need to do a post on our cabinet hacks, too. John totally impressed me 😀
Dry fitting of the granite composite sink in the underlayment:
New light fixtures. I fell in love with the schoolhouse lights a while ago and knew I wanted them in this house. One for the kitchen:
A smaller one in the nook:
Of course, when I removed the old fixture it shows a ring and now I have to paint the ceiling. Always something extra…
Let there be light!
As a reminder, here was the old kitchen:
While we worked in the kitchen, I had my mom work on stripping wallpaper in the dining room. That’s the job du jour for anyone who dares set foot in the house LOL! We pay in lattes, so it’s all good.
On the agenda for this week will be building the wooden countertops! Woo Hoo!