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« Reply #45: October 05, 2010, 05:43:21 pm »

Two colors, actually. The bottom cabinets are a dark red (Benjamin Moore matched a Behr color I liked called Velvety Merlot), and the top cabinets will be a beige that has a pinkish tint so they'll go with the cabinets (they're a neutral, though, not pink *g*)...Spiced Beige is the color.

I like mixed upper/lower cabinets. Sounds like those colours will really compliment the tiles, too.
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« Reply #46: October 05, 2010, 07:03:39 pm »

I like mixed upper/lower cabinets. Sounds like those colours will really compliment the tiles, too.

The mix was the only thing I could really come up with that wouldn't hem in the space or make upkeep impractical. The red is a blue red, which really is going to be nice with the tiles. Not sure if you can see it, but right next to the cooktop is a floor to nearly ceiling area where the oven is. I've decided it makes the most sense to do it in the dark red. There's no real way to split the colors and since one side of it is exposed to the cooktop that's just three or four inches away, I have NO desire to have it the lighter color.
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« Reply #47: October 06, 2010, 10:04:57 am »

The mix was the only thing I could really come up with that wouldn't hem in the space or make upkeep impractical. The red is a blue red, which really is going to be nice with the tiles. Not sure if you can see it, but right next to the cooktop is a floor to nearly ceiling area where the oven is. I've decided it makes the most sense to do it in the dark red. There's no real way to split the colors and since one side of it is exposed to the cooktop that's just three or four inches away, I have NO desire to have it the lighter color.

I think I can kinda see that from the pics. It'll add a nice focus to the oven area (hey! central family hearth stuff! cool!) and I agree that splitting it there would be awkward (and impractical, with the cooktop so close!)

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« Reply #48: October 06, 2010, 10:13:30 am »

I think I can kinda see that from the pics. It'll add a nice focus to the oven area (hey! central family hearth stuff! cool!) and I agree that splitting it there would be awkward (and impractical, with the cooktop so close!)



I'm having to use beadboard on the other side of the kitchen, which I'm not 100% thrilled with, but cost + me never settling on one idea means it's the easiest choice. Unfortunately, it's going to be painted the color of the woodwork in the kitchen/rest of the house, which means it's a white over by my prep area. I just can't bring yet another color into that kitchen, unfortunately. I console myself that it's oil-based semi-gloss, so at least it will be quite cleanable.
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« Reply #49: October 13, 2010, 10:21:00 am »

OK. A little more than five hours later, and the sink, disposal and faucet are in. And don't let anyone tell you installing a sink is easy. The clips that are used to hold the sink down to the counter are an absolutely, positively poorly designed bitch. This is not a cheap sink, so I have no idea if they're worse if you spend less or as bad if you spend more. This is a Kohler, but the clips SOOOOO suck.

I know this is late, but...

The Hubby used to be a plumber when we lived in Texas. Every plumber we met down there always said the same thing about Kohler: "Those commercials where they tell someone to build a house around them? Yeah, well, that's the only way to get the things in!" Kohler is neat and innovative and pleasing to the eye, however, they're notoriously difficult to get into pre-existing spaces.

The Hubby had to install a lot of Kohler pieces in Port Aransas, TX...
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« Reply #50: October 13, 2010, 10:51:42 am »

I know this is late, but...

The Hubby used to be a plumber when we lived in Texas. Every plumber we met down there always said the same thing about Kohler: "Those commercials where they tell someone to build a house around them? Yeah, well, that's the only way to get the things in!" Kohler is neat and innovative and pleasing to the eye, however, they're notoriously difficult to get into pre-existing spaces.

The Hubby had to install a lot of Kohler pieces in Port Aransas, TX...

I had looked at a couple of different brands, but Kohler was the only one I could see in person that had the drain holes where I wanted them at the price I wanted. But yeah. I can see what your husband means. The clips could have been designed so much better.
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« Reply #51: October 17, 2010, 09:17:48 pm »

OHMIGOD....shoot me now. I am SOOOOOOO fucking tired. But all the walls (and the ceiling...thank you Randall!) in our living room are painted. Now it's the woodwork, and there is a LOT of that. I'll post pictures in a couple of weeks once things are back to normal in there.

Also. The beadboard backsplash installation has been delayed. For one thing, the sheet was stored upright at Home Depot and was warped. So when it was cut, the dimensions were off. No problem. Randall has a new table saw. Shouldn't take long. Right.  Roll Eyes  The table saw was being put together yesterday when he discovered missing parts. After a couple of attempts to buy bolts and talk to the store, we decided to pack it up and return it.

Saw returned and on to Lowe's so I can get a decent jig saw (happy dance!!). Got it, and the beadboard will get trimmed down and the holes for the outlets cut sometime this week. It probably won't be installed until next weekend, but that's the way it goes.

So that's where we are. Less flash than new counters, but since the living room hasn't been painted in 10 years, and that job wasn't very good, this is really helping the looks of that room.
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« Reply #52: October 18, 2010, 06:55:49 pm »

OHMIGOD

Umm - which god? Grin

At least there has been progress. Smiley

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« Reply #53: October 18, 2010, 06:57:51 pm »

Umm - which god? Grin

Right now, I am TOTALLY not picky.

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Yeah, but it's much slower than I'd hoped. My get-up-and-go doesn't go too far these days. Sad
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« Reply #54: October 24, 2010, 06:26:35 pm »

OK. The living room is painted. We have a small section that needs shoe moulding installed and then painted, and we'll call it good.

We started putting some stuff back where it belongs this afternoon, but I'm so wiped out that we didn't want to do much more.

Monday was scheduled for hanging pictures, installing/painting the shoe moulding and dusting stuff, but Elvis is going to have to make a trip to the vet in the morning. His face is swollen, and what I'd hoped was an insect bite that would go down on his own hasn't, which makes me think it's one of the only two teeth he has left that has gone bad. So tomorrow morning we'll be off doing that. Not sure how it will mess with the schedule, but this needs to be seen to pronto, so off we go.

Once things are back in place (and clean!), I'll take pics and post them. I've got before pictures, too, so I'll put some of those up, too.

Later in the week will be the backsplash, so we're not done yet!
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« Reply #55: October 27, 2010, 07:14:30 pm »

Here are the pictures of the living room. The first set is before (pretty obviously), and the second set is after. There's still a box sitting in there that will be gone after next week (new ceiling light for the kitchen), so try to ignore it. Smiley

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« Reply #56: October 27, 2010, 07:15:58 pm »

After.
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« Reply #57: October 27, 2010, 09:09:02 pm »

After.

Pretty color, Lyric!
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« Reply #58: October 27, 2010, 09:44:07 pm »

Here are the pictures of the living room. The first set is before (pretty obviously), and the second set is after.

Major improvement there. I really think getting rid of the shudder doors between the living room and the kitchen helped, too.
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« Reply #59: October 27, 2010, 09:53:33 pm »

Pretty color, Lyric!

Thanks, I really like it. Smiley

It's going in the kitchen and den, too, so I'd BETTER like it. LOL
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