My back yard today!
I love the way this trellis looks these days, with the Coral Honeysuckle vine on it.
LOL~ but this time I just focused on the sun face and the sky!
And...some good news...
Today the guys got our new counters installed! Sooner than I expected... but it worked out good for us, since Charles has less to do on the weekends with the hay hauling- etc- and could be here while the work was going on.
As one might expect, knowing the history of our projects ;) ...we ran into some unexpected problems and extra expense! Turns out, our sinks - which I was perfectly happy to keep and re-install with the new counters - had rusted out because of a leak and couldn't be used anymore. Also the garbage disposal had cracked! Yikes! An extra few hundred dollars added on! :( We also got a very nice- TALL- faucet set-up, which I really like a lot!
I just am thrilled with this improvement in my kitchen! I will show some before and after pics...just so you can see how much better it is! Oh! I still have a lot to do to get things back in order...and I intend to throw out a lot of stuff to make more room in my cabinets- to lessen the junk that tends to accumulate on the counter top!
I really like the extension of the counter where I had a small table before for the phone. It is a big enough space for 2 bar stools- which can be pushed underneath when not in use! We'll have to shop for those soon.
:) I'm happy with this job! The counters are of Corian - a very durable material that looks like marble but much easier to care for.
I love having the brick all level with the sink and be rid of that high wall that separated the 2 parts of the kitchen. It will be an adjustment, not having a back splash at the sink, but I'll get used to that!
Here are some pics- of before- during and after!
You can see in these 2 pictures, how high the brick was, separating the kitchen from the eating area.
Here is the wall after Charles had removed the necessary bricks. The sink is directly behind that small back splash wall.
And here is the counter, as of late today- with the brick level with the sink with the counter on top of it all. This gives me a little serving/passing ledge for food etc- AND- LOL- I don't feel so penned in as I did behind that brick wall!
And I DO love the extension of the counter for the phone.
Hope you've all had a good weekend. I'll catch up with all your blogs ASAP.