HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Thursday, April 11, 2013

OUR IRON CURTAIN.... TORN DOWN !!!

CHAPTER ONE
 What you ask, is the IRON CURTAIN?

 Pictures say it all!

BEFORE






The "Iron curtain"  is the 8" BAR shelf separating the Kitchen from the Great Room.   This  "THING" has resulted in broken crystal, red wine, cell phones, and goodness knows what else landing on the counter, and or,  the floor!   It is too narrow to be an Eating  Bar. 
 ....I have no idea
WHAT
IT'S PURPOSE 
IS

Any item placed on it.....has fallen off,  or better put, IS KNOCKED OFF!

I imagined a flat surface extended by those wasted 8 inches.   Resulting in a true 
  Open Floor Plan!  
The desired design for the 21st Century!


 The first thing this morning MC and I "prepped" for the Big Removal!!  We moved everything out of the area, including the  sofa, chairs, rugs, pictures and accessories.  The space was ready for the work to commence!  


MC  CONTRACTED..


DOUBLE D & D  REMODELING 

 There was no way MC was going to tackle this job!

 DAY ONE
  


DAVID COLEMAN Jr.
was in charge!
HE AND HIS CREW 
UPON ARRIVAL
(BTW...ON TIME!)
IMMEDIATELY ADDED DROP CLOTHS.....

AND A HUGE DRY VAC WAS CARRIED IN

    this all made me a very happy "client"!










 ALL READY TO GO
 

 FIRST TO GO..
THE TILE BACK SPLASH


 As the tile was chipped away, the dry vac was used to vacuum up the debris.  It reminded me of a Dentist working with his Assistant.

 THEN THE REMOVAL OF THE GRANITE

 Granite off
This was when I  could peek through and actually get an idea of what was to come!


 There had been two power outlets on the tile back splash.  These wonderful men suggested putting them under the extended counter!  Genius!





 Now...the frame of the old shelf.....going out!

UP

 UP
AND
 AWAY
 These men were the neatest workers I have ever had in our home!  The dry vac immediately was used to vacuum up debris as needed!
Of course, MC, commented on how glad they were doing the work and not HIM!

 The SHELF IS GONE!


NOW....THE "OLD" SHELF TOP WILL BE THE EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING COUNTER.........

FINISHING TOUCHES
TO COME
 

 TOMORROW



AND

THE 
REVEAL
Because of their professional workmanship and courtesy I had very little clean-up after Day One !

Patty

one of the first times, MC, sat at his lap top and enjoyed the day, while the BLH was being transformed!