Broken mirror art

Our trip to PEI inspired me to finish a project. This cracked mirror has been waiting for reincarnation. Using clear epoxy and some stones, sea glass, and shells from PEI and the North Shore, we stabilized the glass and made it pretty enough for the patio. It’s a nice way to use our beach treasures, too!

Pot Rack

I found an old copper grounding rod being used as a clothes rod in the basement.  I cleaned it up, cut it to length, drilled and tapped the ends, and mounted it under the hood over the stove. I made a jig and shaped a bunch of hooks out of 6ga copper grounding wire. Looks pretty good, if I may say so myself!
  

Almost there!

Still missing paint, tile on the backsplash, the drawer pulls, and the floor needs the final finish but it’s mostly functional.

Appliances, faucets, paper stone counters and all the other systems are in.

Interesting discovery

We found this old newspaper crammed in the wall of the kitchen, probably as insulation. It’s from 1936, which is interesting to see all the cigarette ads …   Also, it’s clear that today that dude wouldn’t be arrested unless he was black … 🙁


  

More kitchen angles

it’s still all torn out. But here’s some pictures from some other angles that show the opening to the dining room. You can also see the tape outline of the island in the kitchen. That took two takes with the cabinetmaker to get right, but we’re all good now!

And more house adventures

So, the house was great, with a big problem. The kitchen was terrible. Things were in totally unusable locations. Nice finishes, but epic fail on the functionality. So, we’re redoing the kitchen. This will be our thrid kitchen project, and I think we finally know what we want!

But, at the moment, the kitchen has gone from looking like this:

To looking like this:

Whoops! I guess it’s bye-bye kitchen! I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.