~DARLING VINTAGE LAMP - SMOOTH SHADE~
Today I wish I could ES-KAW-PAY (escape) from my home. If I could I would stay away until all the
caused from of our kitchen makeover was over. From jackhammering up concrete to the
sound coming out of our large wet-vac (needed to remove water from the pipes) there hasn't been a day of peace for quite a while now.
~MAYBE THIS HOBNAIL SHADE?~
I have a new found appreciation for plumbers. I do! Not that I ever hated them mind you...my only brother owns his own business in Southern Cali. It's just I've always thought they charged too much for what they did (or do!).
~OR THIS RIBBED BEAUTY?~
Silly me! I can assure you today I'm singing a different song!!! Those hard-working peeps deserve every dime they earn!
If I were a wealthy person (which I am not!) I would have hired out the plumbing part of our kitchen remodel and gone to Jamaica (or some other exotic place) until it was finished. It's been that grueling and I'm not even the one expending the labor. That's been the boys in my family!
(GREAT HARD-WORKING MEN!)
~GREAT OLD FRAME~
(Picture? Not so much!)
Anyway...to keep this post from being overly boring (it's not too exciting reading about concrete and pipes!) I'm showing you pics of a couple of my latest finds! I snagged this sweet lamp for $2 (no shade tho!) and a fabulous old frame for $3. I love it when I stumble on great old stuff for itty-bitty money! :)
I already had the shades...just have to decide which one I like the best!
Remember this? The picture above is what we found when we removed some of the wall to enlarge our kitchen opening. Eighteen pipes in all had to be moved. That meant concrete had to be cut out, pipes cut back and moved, re-soldered, etc.
~NEW PIPES BELOW FLOOR~
Here is the shot of the pipes in one area after they were re-directed. Felt (and looked) like a bunch of grave-diggin' to me! Bah! Moving the pipes took ALL DAY Saturday and most the day on Sunday as well. And I only THOUGHT the major cost of a kitchen remodel was the cabinetry! WRONG! It's the labor for doing the things that are behind the scenes! No doubt this part would have cost my guy and I at least $2K to have hired out! I'm so thankful my guy can do this kind of work! He's amazing!
(I'm thinkin' I'll keep him!)
~A NEW HOLE~
See the hole at the bottom of the photo above? The pipes will be re-routed and will come up into this hole along with an electrical outlet. My new kitchen island will be over this spot! Not sure it will have water with a wee little sink, but I'm hoping we'll have room. Anyway...my Mr. AGPMan ran pipes to it just in case!
And so there my update right now. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and a day spent with my love! We are going to Tulsa for dinner...such fun!
Hope your Monday is wonderful~
Love to you...