Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Visitors are Among Us

If out of town guests were musical acts, this week would be the Superbowl Halftime Show! EVERYONE IS HERE, including your guest-blogger. The goal of Tuesday was to make the kitchen functional. Dutiful kinfolk put up temporary shelving and unpacked boxes while a team of professional painters put a fresh coat in the kitchen and living room. The evening culminated with a spaghetti dinner that surpassed our wildest dreams. Jet lag, a corporate workday, and home improvements sent everyone to bed early.

On Wednesday Stephanie perfected her yoga poses while adding a coat of paint to the front bedroom. She, Trevor and Matt prepared the front porch by scraping paint, caulking, and adding a primer coat. The only casualty of the day was a small section of the front window that now looks like the back cover of the Rolling Stones’ Through the Past Darkly album. In the afternoon, Nick and Kelli came home and joined the process of fine-tuning the kitchen. We lined the drawers and installed them with cabinet handles and soft-closes. (What?! You don’t now what soft-closes are???) Even the naysayers from HGTV would have to admit that the kitchen is updated!
Stephanie perfects the Painting Doodle Bug pose.

Trevor casts a backwards glance.
Porch Before...
Porch After...

Future site of a deck.
Still life with lumber samples and lawn furniture

In true superbowl halftime show fashion, Trevor shows off his drawers.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Matt and Trevor survey their handiwork on the porch window.


erinjohn said...

wow! everything looks amazing & i'm so glad ya'll are having fun in the process. poussons have to have a big meal to mark big occasions, don't we :)

is matt the guest blogger? or maybe steph?

amada said...

shakobe looks at peace in the new lawn.