21 November 2009
At long last the details are coming together in the kitchen. Not that we had not been using it, but countertops and drawer fronts are a plus, not to mention doors on the cabinets. I guess it is one of the hazards of doing this for a living. Kind of like the cobbler who's family has no shoes. Our home has always been part showroom, part experiment, and another part open ended mystery. I like to call it comfortable upheaval. I am sure it has been referred to using other words too. Thanksgiving is just around the bend. It is my favorite holiday. Just family and friends and food without the angst of gift getting. I am very happy with the way it has turned out. Turned out so far that is........Thank you Glenn and Linda and Morocco for the tile, Waleed for the small sculpture, Chris for your patience. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Daniel M. Hale at 8:01 AM
04 November 2009
Just in time for what the locals call winter here the fireplace mantles are finished. The power of a fire is hard to explain but suddenly it feels a lot more like home now. Scrubbed pine, waxed steel, zinc sheeting with small brass pins and stone all came together. The bedroom version is gas and frames only the flame and its reflection through a bronze screen.
Posted by Daniel M. Hale at 2:05 PM