I'm not a big fan winter and snow makes me even less of a fan but I can't resist Tower Grove Park after a fresh snowfall. After picking up coffee at the Gelateria I decided to resurrect my Nebraska driving skills and take a swing through the park. Because I wasn't really dressed for tromping through the snow, I took all these shots one handed from the car window. It was a little before 8 a.m. when I started so the natural lighting was not the best.
Friday, February 27, 2015
I was intrigued by the idea of matching Oscar gowns to beautifully designed rooms when I saw it here. It inspired me to give it a whirl. It helped me to pass the time while I recovered from dislocating my back. Unfortunately I got lost in the process and did not document all my sources. I tried to trace back which got me no where, so I apologize for that lack of information.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I clipped this from a magazine at some point and then cut away all clues as to which magazine. I would give credit if I could.
But, as I mentioned in an earlier post, this window needs to be raised up to counter height.
Since they just happen to be 17 inches wide they will fit the 34" opening I have perfectly. However they are only 46 inches high. But.....since my plan is to raise the window sill up behind the sink a few inches....why not make it 12 inches?
Here is my cardboard box mock up and, yes, there is a little gap at the top. But since the frame on these is slightly arched at the top this will allow a talented brother to make a header that will mimic this arch perfectly. Try to ignore that thick black horizontal line. That is the current window sash that will be removed sometime after we stop dropping below freezing temperatures!
One more point I would like to make: I am hoping to center the sink on the window. As you can clearly see that is not the case now. There is a lot of math that has to happen before we will know whether this will happen. So check back to see how this pans out.
By the way, that 12" high backsplash behind the sink will be of the same material as the countertop.
Keep in mind the kitchen in this picture is on a much grander scale than mine. My sink will not be the same as this one and I will have the option of having a deck mounted faucet. However, since I have the opportunity to use the wall mounted faucet I'm thinking that would be pretty cool looking.
I suspect that will be material for another post.