Archive - July 2011

Bungalow Kitchen: Drywall Sanding and Topping

After Niel, Our Dentist in Waiting, helped me to mud the walls, we let everything dry.  Actually we let it dry a lot because the next step is sanding and I dislike sanding drywall. Anyone who has ever done drywall sanding and topping...

Happy Pioneer Day!

Pioneer Day is an official Utah holiday. It commemorates the Mormon Pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. We celebrate with fireworks, homemade ice cream, and a family party. It also happens to be a convenient time to...

Bungalow Kitchen: Taping and Mudding

After some delay, per usual, we made the effort to get mud on the walls. First we taped. Part of the delay was that paper tape, for the drywall joints, is a hassle. The mud needs to be a little more moist because the paper soaks up a lot...

Bungalow Kitchen: Sheetrock

Last week we ended on this broken wall, just desperate for some new sheetrock. And then Niel, our dentist in waiting, showed up and we sheathed the wall with sheetrock. It gives such an improved feeling to the entire room to have another...

A Sunset

One evening, while in Oregon, we had this beautiful sunset.  I hope it can warm your heart today…but only if it’s not already too hot.  –Cath

Bungalow Kitchen Walls in Transition

The end of last week our pink panther wall looked like the photo above– a little more insulated. This week we had some big guns help us out with some new covering: dry wall. Niel, our Dentist in Waiting, and Dad, aka the Renovation...

Bungalow Kitchen: Stove Electrical

I know I’ve been promising electrical updates forever…but here it is, at least one electrical update. Behind that hand is the electrical for our stove plug. The last plug we had was lovely and all, except that it wasn’t...

Bungalow Kitchen: Pink Panther Visit

We have a new animal in the house, a pink panther.  Xyla likes to check out all our new guests. Ensuring the panther has a comfortable and secure stay, we used liquid nails construction adhesive. Then Niel, our Dentist in Waiting...