If you have been astute enough to notice that progress is
grinding to a halt awfully slow on our massive restoration project...
Well, um, er.....*cough*. (Yeah, I've got nothin'.)
It's been painfully slow. Painfully. We're WAY behind schedule. Everyone is beyond ready to be finished. Please send help.
And yet, beauty is still forthcoming. The original pieces that were removed from the church altar have been restored and are being re-purposed as part of the kitchen. Stripping and sanding off ninety-some-odd years of paint was no easy feat, and luckily that job fell to someone who took it on with much enthusiasm. And then he quit.
Needless to say, that person was not me. But it could have been.
Some pieces were cut short to fit on the sides of the island.
On this side, a spot was left open for an ice machine. Hey, it gets H.O.T. in Texas!
Other pieces were left longer to trim out the front of the counter that runs along the perimeter of the kitchen.
This counter will allow for seating on the main floor, and it steps up to serving height from the kitchen side.
The design runs in a graceful arc that replicates the original curve of the altar.
As luck would have it, we have exactly one piece left over. Divine provenance?
This gives a birds-eye view of what is happening in the space. Notice my workshop that is visible through the opening above the kitchen. I'm taking this photo from the loft completely on the other side of the building, about as far away from being hard at work as possible.
Did I mention that we are behind schedule?
And yes, the "living room" still looks like this.
Thanks for asking.