Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kitchen Remodel: Primer Coat

Earlier today, David and I stopped by Mr. Kim's shop to see how things were going with our cabinets. In all the time we've been blogging about this project, it occured to me that I never posted a picture of his workshop.

I realize this shot doesn't clue you into any of the tools or machinery he has, but suffice it to say there is a lot of stuff in here, not to mention the random chicken or dog. OSHA would have a field day.

We found the crew were busy applying the primer coat to the cabinets, cupboards, and doors. Yippee!

Island base, drawers, and doors

Doors primed and drying, drawers waiting to be primed
Base of sink cabinet primed and ready for final coats
It's so exciting seeing all come together! Once the primer is dry, the crew will sand all the surfaces again, then apply the white paint and the satin poly finish. Because Monday was a national holiday celebrating Garifuna Day, our delivery date will probably be next week instead of this Friday. We should hopefully now for sure in the next couple of days.
Unless something unexpected crops up, we'll probably remove the existing sink cabinet on Monday, cut the existing plumbing, and do the cement pour in the tile voids. We're almost there!
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      So glad you like our blog. We also appreciate your generous offer to travel from Massachusetts to Belize to find out more about our remodeling needs. It’s rare to find such levels of customer service these days.
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  2. Elizabeth, his knowledge of geography (or lack of it) seems to be pretty average. I get a blank stare many times when I mention our trips to Belize. He probably thought you were in Vermont!!