Friday, December 24, 2010

Finishing Touches

Busy days during the week of Christmas!  Charles (father-in-law) and I applied the quarter round and kick plates under the kitchen cabinets.  I had painted them the night before.  They look great and trim off our new floors wonderfully!  Last night I painted the mirror above the mantel.  (It had been light oak.  A bit of it can be seen in the top picture.)  It is a great finishing touch to our "new" kitchen/dining area.  Merry Christmas to us!

Below are some pictures of the floor installation process.  There was quite a bit of leveling to be done...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Wiry Wreath

Earlier this past fall, friends donated some old bed springs they wanted to get rid of...
 I cut several individual springs out of the frame,
and we spent some time arranging them in a
wreath shape - finally wiring the entire thing together.
Another friend graciously welded the wreath,
and this morning I painted it white per my wife's request.