(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

my kitchen is THIS close ...







sorry I've been down sick with some sort of flu ... kind of drained me of inspiration. JY is sick too, but nonetheless, we've been making progress on finishing the kitchen.

The sink is installed, JY built the cupboard to house the old sink and made zinc counters. there are shelves below and he will be making the cupboard doors soon. They will match the old doors he found for the built-in next to the fireplace.

The doors were slightly too long so he modified them. and I washed and sanded them. They are a darker grey than the walls and integrate beautifully into the room.

He also built a freestanding island out of oak, it has wheels and some shelves to house pots, plates, utensils, etc. I will be on the look out for some stools or high chairs to cluster near it.

I think the kitchen will be finished by the end of next week! hoo-RAH! (I know the pics and spacing are all cock-a-mamie, but what can I say ... I'm SICK! my head hurts and I've redone this enough times that I give up ... hopefully I'll be able to post something a bit more meaningful next go around ... ) ciaoxx



10 comments:

La Framéricaine said...

Feel better soon, Mme Brantôme.

Your kitchen looks lovely and the two of you must be very excited to see your hard labor paying off in such concrete and useful ways.

Bonne continuation! Et meillure santé!

Mrs C said...

Hooray indeed.

Randal Graves said...

That oak island will come in handy as the seas rise.

Keep posting more updates and take some Robotussin - la Robotussine? - and some chicken soup.

Kathleen said...

Woohoo! I can see it all... looks great.

jadie said...

those luscious doors! yeow. that's got to be why you moved to france.

Riana Lagarde said...

what an awesome sink area!! i miss my island, you'll love yours, so happy that your home's heart will soon be beating strong and serving up some wonderful dishes

Rigsby said...

Oh dear! Luscious doors? I hope you don't live in an area of termite infestation.
I believe that you can hear them munching wood in the dead of night.
No sleep for you then :-)

screamish said...

zinc counters! how extremely cool!

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

laF~I've had a relapse and feel like shit. but the kitchen marches on!

Kathleen~can't wait to share a cup of tea with you here!

jadie~yes, the antiquities that surround me were truly a mainstay of my inspiration.

riana~ merci, madame!

rigsby~lol, gotta love that brit humour!

screamish~you said it, in fact I'm lobbying for a bit more zinc...

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