Friday, August 23, 2013

Renovation Step #6 - Counter tops, Steps and Baseboards...

Aside from the flooring and cabinets, I've been the most excited about getting the counter tops installed.  It was rather nerve racking picking them out, because I knew whatever I chose, I would be living with it for a long, long time.  I went with laminate counter tops and ordered large samples from the manufacturers.  Once I narrowed down my choices to 3 or 4, I taped them to the walls and cabinets to see how they would work in the room.  Of course, a 5" x 7" sample can only tell you so much, so I was nervous waiting for them to arrive.  Fortunately, I like them.  They're neutral enough to go with everything and I don't see myself growing tired of them.

When we started the renovation, the stairs entering the sewing room were carpeted so we had to re-do them to match the new floors.  It's not something we've done before, but it was actually good practice because we're hoping to do the same thing to all of our stairs in the not too distant future.  I love the new look of them! (Plus they'll be so much easier to keep clean than carpet.)

That big black blob is actually David entering the room.
We've also installed the new baseboards and under cabinet trim.  I just need to touch up the paint in a few places and it'll be done.  My dad is coming this weekend to take a look at the ceiling and let me know my lighting options - recessed vs. track.  Lucky for me, he happens to be an electrician! (I have a very handy family.)  Also my husband starts vacation next week and he'll begin building my cutting and sewing tables.  (Picture me doing a little happy dance.)  Until then, I'll be patiently sewing on a folding table, envisioning the day when this renovation will finally be done!

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. 
Proverbs 10:12 (NLT)


  1. Everything is looking great! You are so lucky to have a handy Dad and hubby!! Have a fun weekend!

  2. The counter tops look great, and I love the neutral color of everything. The steps look professionally done! Kudos! Isn't it nice having a "handy" family??

  3. Your room is gorgeous! I'm sure your pets love that window seat. Maybe they'll let you sew without such close supervision if they have warm in the sunlight and watch the world from the window.

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the lighting. Some of my cheap track lights have broken and I can't find a replacement. So I might borrow an idea or two from you.

  4. Oh Dee, it is turning out so beautifully. Enjoy it all..

  5. I'm so excited for you! It's all lovely! If you lived closer, I'd be over in a heart bet to help you sew and pet some kitties.
    Room redos are so fun!