May 29, 2010

The Sink Room Reconstructed

Filed under: House, Kitchen — maryparadox @ 10:35 am

The new view of our upper deck and back yard, the latter of which beautifully frames our lemon tree (though, yes, there is still a post in the way):

The new view of our neighbors deck. We’ll have to get a curtain or something in case he wants some privacy:

The pipe of doom. This one item has caused more remodel woes than any other:


May 28, 2010

The Sink Room Gone

Filed under: House, Kitchen — maryparadox @ 9:18 am

After we gutted the sink room I meant to take pictures of the back of the house before it was rebuilt. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to it and one day I came home to find the whole thing gone:

It was kind of nice and almost made me want to just put a deck on instead, but then the cold San Francisco wind hit me and I came to my senses!

We put the cat door into the fake wall so that cats could still go in and out, even though we couldn’t:

May 27, 2010

The Sink Room Gutted

Filed under: House, Kitchen — maryparadox @ 7:51 pm

First you have to get rid of the kitchen sink:

Then the kitchen cabinets:

Then the layers and layers of linoleum, which unfortunately leaves very little wall left:

And of course the snail graveyard:

And finally the ceiling:

Ta da:

The Sink Room Emptied

Filed under: House, Kitchen — maryparadox @ 5:39 pm

Then we took everything out of the room when the kitchen we done and started playing with paint swatches:

Be sure to note the sagging ceiling and the door that swings into the middle of the room.

And of the course the view of the backyard which is tiny and has a post in the way:

The Sink Room

Filed under: House, Kitchen — maryparadox @ 1:57 pm

Our house, prior to remodeling the kitchen, had the kitchen sink in a separate room tacked on to the back of the house. Now that the kitchen is done (which I now realize I never posted pictures of) we are working on turning that back room from the “sink room” into a breakfast nook/mud room.
Here’s how the room looked when it was in use:

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Wardrobe Remix: Second Week in March 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 11:05 am
Monday March 8th, 2010

Hand-knit sweater

Scarf from the lost and found

Wool sailor pants from a surplus store online.

Fluevog boots.

Tuesday March 9th, 2010

Hand-knit cardigan.

Dress on sale from anthropologie.

Wool Betsey Johnson leggings.

Clark’s sandals.

Thursday March 11th, 2010

Cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Dress from T-bags.

Prairie Underground jean leggings.

Michael Kors shoes (I think)

Friday March 12th, 2010

Hand-knit hooded scarf (first draft in gray).

Hand-knit sweater.

Anthropologie dress from eBay.

Socks from sockdreams.

Fluevog boots.

Very old wool coat I’ve been wearing since High School.

Corky Saint Cloud Pin.

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