Saturday, October 25, 2008

attic shelves

attic shelves, originally uploaded by Jrome.

A few weeks ago I added three shelves to the attic. These are built-ins and affixed securely to the floor, each other and the wall, making double duty as a solid, contemporary, balustrade. The two pictured here hold much of our home record collection. The one around the corner holds Nicole's work library and binders she uses.

The tops I'm not decided on yet. If all goes according to plan, they'll be concrete. If not according to plan, they'll be maple block.

The floor will always be sub-flooring with rugs. We're going cheap chic for this work/storage area. It will be nice, but never "OMG I love the floors!" kind of space.

Monday, October 13, 2008

3 years and nearly complete

Mads, originally uploaded by Jrome.

For the past 3 years we've been living with a kitchen that's not really finished. It hasn't imposed restrictions on us, per se. It hasn't given us the full effect of the renovation however.

We're still no done, but we're closer. This weekend I mounted the panels on the refrigerator and cut the trim (not yet mounted) for it. Each panel and the trim needs to be velvit oiled, but we're close. The look is nearly done. The function always was!