Stepping stones and cardboard scrap make a walkway around the port-a-john. Today things were already slick, but the next day's rain made stepping on these treacherous (just ask Jeremy).
At least all this rain on January 26 isn't snow...
All the nail hole-filling, taping and other prep being done, Jim Witt is now spraying a first coat on trim surfaces. I grabbed this shot quickly because the haze of paint in the air is bad for cameras.
Master closet shelves with first coat of paint. All closets will be the trim color throughout.
Paint sprayer, supply end
Paint sprayer, delivery end
Spraying the den trim
When Jim set up his equipment we couldn't imagine what this white bracket, fastened to the floor through cardboard, was for. Add a 2x4, a few sticks and voila -- a shelf-spraying stand!
Master closet and other shelves with temporary "handling" pins and a first coat of paint
Old built-ins before paint
Old built-in doors on their way out. They'll be replaced by updated doors and hardware.
Built-in drawers with first coat
These built-ins have yet to be emptied by the homeowner
Shoe mould and living room baseboard, painted and drying
Painting the metal attic fan frame and louvers was a tremendous improvement
Laminate selected for the mud/utility and laundry countertops
A second batch of lamps for the recessed can fixtures
It's kitchen countertop install day!
Topmost drawers come out before granite is laid on the cabinets
The kitchen sink section
Kitchen sink section, top side
Edging it into place
One down, four to go
Granite edge detail
The first of two granite sections for the peninsula. Both were a bit of a challenge to measure because they meet at the pillar and must wrap around it.
Measuring for some fine local adjustments
Hand-work on the adjusted edge
Nudging into place after local adjustments
The install crew were intent on their work, so I refrained from asking what this was. Some finishing process in forming the seam.
The second peninsula section
More local adjustments, this time around the pillar cutout
Granite for the Wall-O-Cabinets' center
After all granite sections are placed, they're shimmed as needed to achieve level, then attached to the cabinets with silicone cement
Checking level on another section
Cement for seams is mixed with pigments to match the granite as closely as possible. Scrap cardboard is put to use for so many jobs -- here it becomes a paint palette.
Cement goes into a seam
These are the Mylar templates made from the laser measuring session two weeks ago. The templates are used to cut the granite, then brought along at install as a reference.
Blending the pillar with the granite will be complete after Stretch adds a narrow strip of moulding where they meet
The kitchen sink was backordered, else would have been installed along with the granite
Ready for the slide-in range
As a gift to customers, Marble & Granite Works finishes a one-foot-square scrap. When it's flipped over and its felt feet are attached, it'll be the world's heaviest trivet.
The over-microwave/range cabinet was taken down so that work could begin on venting the range through the roof