Saturday, August 8, 2009

Squash House Progress Update

I've been at the Squash House since Thursday afternoon without Mr. Squash. He has a bad back which is acting up so riding in the car isn't possible for him at the moment. Do I ever miss him! But I've tried to keep my mind off being without him by filling nearly every waking moment with chores around here! I get so busy I forget about the time and before I know it - time for dinner and late at that!

Thursday, Friday and today I've been mostly working non-stop in the yard. We had a portion of a neighbor's tree come down in our yard while we were gone - so along with having to clean up that monstrous mess and then pull all the little trees that sprouted from it's seeds all over the yard and trim all the roses - whew!

I wanted to show you the progress on the new cupboard doors and drawer fronts. Below is a picture with the old doors. We think they were original to the house - some of the doors had warped and there was awful gold hardware on them.


Here are the new doors! Bear in mind that we have yet to paint the actual cabinets as well as fill in the holes from the old hardware. They will be painted the same color as the doors - Spiced Vinegar from Pittsburgh paint. The color compliments the beach glass tiles really well!
The upper doors have an arched inset, while the lower doors have a square inset.

Our cabinet maker did such a nice job! He isn't quite finished - the glass for two of the upper cabinets is on backorder and the hardware needs to be installed (see last two pictures). I should be able to show you those next trip.
This is the knob - a simple brushed nickel knob that matches the fixtures. It's a good thing I'm not a professional hand model - LOL!
Here is the Barrel pull for the drawers.
I'm going back home tomorrow morning. I'll be sad to leave, but so very happy to see Mr. Squash again! I've only had time to keep up with my email this trip, so when I get home I'll catch up with all the goings-on in blogland!

20 comments:

Fiesta said...

Beautiful!

Gran said...

Your cabinets are beautiful! I love the hardware and the shapes on the upper and lower cabinets. The lines are easy to look at and to live with.

Sure hope that Mr. Squash's back is better soon. You are quite the adventurer!

Melanie said...

Is it polite to say I love those knobs? It old shop counters (very rare in auctions these days) the drawers had that same fitting in brass- so comfy in your hand. Glad the house is coming along nicely.

Stephanie said...

I love the brushed nickel and your choice of pulls. I picture delicious meals and wonderful times with new friends and neighbors in your Squash House.

sewtakeahike said...

It's looking soooo good Candace!! And I think you did a mighty fine job modeling those handles!

Kaaren said...

It's looking more and more like home with each visit, Candace.

I hope that Mr. Squash's back gets better real soon. The fish are waiting patiently for the both of you!

peggy said...

Your kitchen is going to look wonderful when it's done...Can't wait to see the finished project!
I love remodeling rooms and seeing old come new again.
Peggy

Linda said...

Poor Mr Squash, there's nothing worse than a dicky back, I know what that's like, so I feel for him. I just love your new kitchen bench top, it looks so sleek.

Mary said...

Hope Mr Squash feels better. Your kitchen is going to be beautiful. How exciting to see something new everytime you return.

Anne said...

Love it. Can't wait to see the color on the cabinets. I'm picturing a light gold from the paint name. Yes? No?

Hope Mr Squash is feeling better now.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The cupboards and hardware look wonderful!!

onlymehere said...

This is an exciting post! Soon it will be all done. I love them. I think I want white cabinets in my next house.

Carrie P. said...

Poor Mr. Squash. Hope he gets better soon. Your kitchen is looking really nice. Love the new cabinet doors and the hardware.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is exactly what I would do if I would redo my kitchen cabinets. Love them and really love the door/drawer pulls too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love them! Love the arch on the tops and not on the bottom, boy do you have a lot of space!! Just beautiful, give that hubby a big hug and hope his back feels better! I hear the fish calling him!!

farmlady said...

Well, I didn't see the "before" pictures, but this is very nice. I'll bet you can't wait to be there all the time.
I'll look back in your blog to see some of the beginnings.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...hope your man feels better soon! I'm sure he was just as bummed as you.
It's coming along nicely!

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, candace, your kitchen is going to be beautiful! i'd make mr. squash cook you lots of meals in it...☺...(sorry i missed your call...so busy here...call you one afternoon this week?)...

Ulla said...

The kitchen will look so nice!

Karen said...

Your cabinets look beautiful! I am sorry for Mr. Squash. A bad back can be so frustrating! I hope he feels better soon!