Monday, December 15, 2008

Work, Work, Work

Well, we have had an eventfull week on our house!! I finally got the cupboard doors painted, and matt put them up on tuesday. Here are a few shots of our kitchen projects this past week!

Here we are mudding. As many of you may know, tiling is a long process and there are many parts. Here is the part where you put the grout all over!

After you put the grout all in the cracks, you have to take some buckets of water, and scrub it all around. This is the only action I got in on!! Boy was it fun!

Here is our finished product! Pretty good for amateurs! We sure saved a lot of money doing it ourselves, and I'm definately proud of how it turned out!

Here is a finished shot of the kitchen. If you didn't see the before pictures, the change is amazing. We painted cabinets, new appliances, new countertop, and sink, and now tiling! It's so nice to have our fridge in the kitchen. It has been in the garage for the past four months, and it was annoying to go in and out of the garage to get stuff for supper!

Here is the very beginning part of the tiling. You have to actually lay the tile in cement stuff, and that has to sit 24 hrs before grouting. Let's just say I've been without an oven for a week!

Here is a cute picture of abby in front of our tree!

another one!

Here we are enjoying the leaves a few weeks ago!

Well, we had a bit of a scare. AT&T cut a ton of jobs, and there was rumor that Matt was going to be layed off. They ended up keeping the two with the most seniority, and that happened to be him. He had more seniority than two guys on another crew, so it bumped them out, and Matt and a co-worker are taking their place. We are so blessed that he has a job, and I even found out I like Kansas more than I thought in the process.

I hope this blog finds you all well. We are sure keeping busy with this house!! Sorry Anne, Matt refuses to hang outside christmas lights! Man I miss those lighting ceremonies! I love and miss you all!


At December 16, 2008 9:14 AM , Blogger The Haddocks said...

Nice Work you guys!!! It looks amazing. When we buy a house we will give you a call. :)

At December 16, 2008 2:02 PM , Blogger Eglefino said...

Ditto. Come fix our house. We'll let you know when we own one again.

At December 16, 2008 2:16 PM , Blogger mrs. dph said...

Allison and Matt--Beautiful. Having seen the "before", I am so VERY impressed! Hooray for do-it-yourself-ers!

At December 16, 2008 8:52 PM , Blogger annabelle said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic Allison. Great job!!

At December 17, 2008 7:48 AM , Blogger Cassie said...

Love the staggered tile. Way to go!
And that picture of Abby in front of the tree is adorable. See you next week!


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