Saturday, June 23, 2012

More summertime home improvements

We got something taken care of that has been needed since we moved in over 3 years ago. We knew there was a leak under the sink, there was some moisture under there, but we also knew a professional was needed to come in and take care of it properly as it was behind the cabinet wall under the sink.
Of course we could see it was even worse once the wall was opened up. What had happened, maybe even when the house was first built (1995) a contractor had shot a nail into one of the copper pipes going through the 2 by 4 piece of wood, so water had been slowly dripping out into the wall for years. So first of all we had plumbers come in and re-do all the piping, then another contractor come in and replace all the rotted wood, and replace the sheetrock, do the wall texture and put in a new baseboard.


Bigger hole in the wall but work in progress getting cleaned up

looking better already - with new baseboard and wall texture

but much better with a fresh coat of white paint.

a couple of months ago I sold my old iron bar stools and replaced them with these wooden ones from Walmart

I found these cool blue pitchers at Ross for about $6 each. I love them because they are like old vintage style fiestaware and bauer pottery.

love my fiestaware and other colorful dishes. I'm putting the start of a little collection of green planters on the top of the cabinets for a change

Also a couple of weeks ago I got a new pendant light fixture for above the sink. This was one of the easy kits you can just take out the light bulb and screw into the recessed light fixture.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

OMG! What a mess Anna. We had something similar happen after we moved in. We kept smelling a musty smell under the sink in the cabinet. Never saw anything. We ended up busting open the wall behind the sink to see if there was a leak. Thankfully there wasn't and my father in law dry walled it back up for us and I textured it. Glad you were able to get it fixed!:) If you remember our guest bath semi remodel was all because of a leak!:(