Saturday, September 23, 2006

Long Time, No Post

...this is because long time, no progress. Sigh. Many have asked, "What the hell is happening with your remodel?" The answer is not a damned thing. My cabinets, as noted previously, will not arrive in Seattle until 9/29. And then it will take another few days before they even arrive in my apartment to be installed. BOO!

So in the meantime, my contractors have disappeared. Off to other more exciting jobs, I'd imagine. They don't care if they get all of the other "dirty work" on my project done right away since they don't get paid until the entire job is done. In the meantime, I'm living like a hoarder with all my crap piled from floor to ceiling in my living room. The worst part about this is that my dog tries to jump from my bed and out the window whenever he hears a dog bark outside. This is also really amusing since he's not athletic enough to make it up and over the window sill -- he just kind of bounces off of it and onto the floor.

As far as new developments go, my interior designers have talked me out of installing the barn door in this phase. The barn door is the part I was most excited about. Unfortunately, they think I'd be better served by installing new lighting now since I'd have to repaint all those areas and re-do all the drywall if we wait to do the lighting later...... It makes sense, but I'm kinda bummed.

So most people will hate the major lighting choice we made, but I'm super excited:

This is a picture of the dining room lamp...

And here's a link to the little "puck" lights that will go inside the cabinets--the upper cabinets are essentially these bright glass boxes, so the lights will illuminate them nicely.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Progress

So progress has been very slow. I think since the contractors know that the cabinets aren't arriving until the end of September, they figure, "Heck, we're gonna be on this project for at least another month... might as well take our time..." So they've been coming over everyday and working for a few hours and then going on to other jobs. As a result, I come home and the progress is barely noticeable. Yesterday I got home and it was like two baseboards had been put up.

No primer, no paint on the walls... No new sliding door... No closet doors... Unfortunately, I can't move all my crap back to where it belongs since they have all this work to do still. So in the mean time all my furniture and belongings are still piled from floor to ceiling in the bathroom and in my living room. The bed is the only place to sit down and you have to squeeze past a bookshelf to get to it. Then when you do finally sit on the bed, your face is like five inches away from a bookshelf or desk or stack of boxes.

The contractors are nice guys, but I may have to get a little mean... Maybe I'll make Ally call them and pretend to be me, since she's better at being mean.