Well, I know that I have been missing from my blog lately. I have been missing from my art room too. We have started having some home renovations done and it has been taking up all of my time and energy. The planning stage is fun and exciting. The pick-out/ordering stage gets a bit more stressful. Then comes the demolition. Oh my! What a mess. You have to be able to laugh at this point! Then comes waiting... and waiting... and more waiting.
We are currently living in cluttered madness (and the layers of dust come along with it). We actually started a couple of weeks ago with the demolition and installation of new tile floors in all 3 baths and the laundry room. That was time consuming but went smoothly. Very pleased with the final outcome.
We have an almost completed new storage closet off my back hallway - 6' x 6' plus space under a staircase. we have always had a shortage of closet storage so I am looking forward to using this new space. We are also having some small things done like a new shower door. Each project no matter how big or small, seems to take more time than expected.
In the meantime, we've waited for several weeks for our new granite countertops to be fabricated. Last Wednesday the crew came to remove our old tile countertops so that the new granite could be installed the next day. This is what the kitchen looked like that morning.
This is what it looked like by noon. No countertops, backsplash, stove, sink, etc. But, some new cabinets were added to the open side of our island. Barstools will still go in between them.
There is a missing photo here. It would be the one showing our FINISHED granite counters and new tile backsplash. Unfortunately I don't have one ... yet.
Thursday, they installed our new granite in the kitchen and in all the bathrooms. Everything was going smoothly until the final cleanup of the granite. That is when we noticed the scratches/gouges in the granite in the kitchen. On Friday we were notified that they would be re-fabricating all new countertops...10 more days before removal and installation.
Now, this of course is delaying the new tile backsplash that was suppose to have gone in on Saturday morning. And, the cabinets can't be painted until the "newest" counters arrive. Still no sink, no dishwasher.... but I do have a stove. And, more waiting.
The bathrooms all look like this one. But isn't the new tile floor under all that plastic nice looking!!!
These are the bathrooms we are living with. Actually, we do have bathroom sinks now. But, the cabinets, lighting, mirrors, etc. aren't finished yet. Oh cabinet man... wherefore art thou?
I do get my new light fixtures, new outlets, etc. installed on Thursday. At least that is the plan.
I finally did get into my art room tonight. Felt great to be at a point where I felt like I could actually create something. I am sooo stressed out... it was a pleasant change of pace.
I'll post a couple of cards I made very soon. Thanks to all for being patient with me and my lack of art posts. And, I'll post finished pictures when (and if) all of this construction ever gets finished. :)