=-098 =~ Kitchen Progress and Hermitage – Wood&Faulk
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Kitchen Progress and Hermitage

posted by Matt Pierce on January 26, 2014

I started a kitchen renovation a long time ago and it's still not done. There has been bursts of progress, periods of neglect, mental blocking, grand ideas, lack of funds, influx of funds, deals and bargains. I'm happy to say there's been lots done, but I still don't know when the end will be. So, rather than an even longer grand reveal, I thought I'd give a progress update. I should share more of the in-betweens anyway.

If you reference the earlier kitchen post here, you'll see a lot has happened. I still have some small loose ends like trim work, hole patching and a soffit to make, and bigger ones like ignoring the ceiling forever and making a real walnut shelf to replace that large oak board that I had laying around in the shop. Also, I thought I liked those brackets, but I think I'll change those out too. Something more interesting, maybe hanging, or brackets above instead of below.

Since it was nice and bright today, I figured I might take some other pics of the place. It's been a while since I had documented any home projects, and things around here have probably changed some. If you follow on Instagram, you've seen bits, but here's something bigger.

A friend once introduced me to the word 'hermitage'. No one wants to be called a hermit, but hermitage has a slightly more regal sound to it. I have a tendency to hide out sometimes and I'm perfectly comfortable with that. This place is a good reflection of me and my hermitage tendency. I like to get out of course, but for me... Damned if there's not a better place to retreat to. Even if it's never finished.