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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's Competition Time!

There is another competition going on at Houseblogs.net and the prizes are awarded as a drawing instead of a judged entry. This means I have a chance to actually win something, right? I am generally unable to enter home improvement competitions because nothing here is really finished completely and the judges want to see furnishings, carpet, appliances in place and all that fine stuff. Well, we do have one room that is almost finished and it is a vast improvement over what it looked like before and in between. The kitchen. It has been featured on this blog before because it was the first time I had made a concrete counter top and it sucked up so much of my time in the early years. I won't describe what was done because, quite honestly, we did EVERYTHING and no contractor was used! Sure I made a few mistakes. Sure I had to correct them, but it is better to fix your own mistakes than those of someone you paid to make them! I'll let the pictures show you the stages so you can see the scale of the project. In case you are trying to figure out the dimensions, this room is 26 feet long by 8 1/2 feet wide. Now multiply what you see by 13 (the number of rooms) and you will realize the enormity of the task we undertook when we bought this place. You can see some pictures of some of the other rooms at this site. It was and still is an ambitious first project. The only other rooms that are this close to being done are a few closets and the "Steampunk powder room". So, I present to you our kitchen in pictures but before I do that I have to give you the sales pitch that makes this entry qualify as a contestant.

This post was written for Houseblogs.net as part of a sweepstakes sponsored by True Value.

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At 7/19/2008 5:45 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

I think you should win (I'm not biased or anything...)!! I love, love, LOVE that countertop and the floor.

At 7/20/2008 12:25 PM, Blogger Karen K. Kennedy said...

I also love the countertop. That's my goal for the beachhouse in the burbs. Though I envision beachglass embedded in it!

Congrats on the great job!

At 7/23/2008 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The transformation looks fantastic! Good luck!

At 7/25/2008 2:37 PM, Blogger kendra said...

Ooh, I hope you win!
*crosses fingers*

At 7/26/2008 1:24 PM, Blogger kevin said...

Damn, G.

At 8/01/2008 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the kitchen floor, countertop and cabinets combo.

At 8/27/2008 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I admire your skills and your work: Awesome. awesome and awesome! I keep my fingers crossed, because you should be the winner.

At 9/03/2008 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another vote for the floor and counter top combo. I also like the dark finished wood of the cabinets combined with the flooring and counter top.
Very modern, sort of industrial feel, but cozy at the same time.


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