This will conclude the Hick House adventure. The kitchen is the room Hick and HOS concentrated on first. I think their transformation was remarkable. Since most of you were privy (heh, heh, I said PRIVY) to the step-by-step renovations, I'll try to limit the pictures to before and after. Mostly...
The old kitchen sink, as seen on March 1, was ripped out.
Let the record show that Hick wanted to run the electric "the right way" in the walls, but HOS wanted the industrial look, in conduit. So that's what Hick did. Still "right." Just different than what he'd envisioned.
The junk was cleaned up, but the old built-in pantry was left in place.
HOS did a lot of scrubbing and painting.
HOS also installed the tin on the wall, and intentionally put the weathered pieces here, instead of where they'd be hidden by the stove and refrigerator, because that's the look he was going for.
Good thing HOS was not afraid to get his hands dirty!
Hick replaced the window, and installed the cabinets.
I thought I had a better picture of the cabinetry all done, but I can't find it. Anyhoo... Hick heard about cabinets for sale on Tradio or Swap N Shop on a local radio station, and he and HOS hopped in SilverRedO and hurried about a half hour north to get them. Cabinets, counter, and sink with fixtures for the low, low price of $250. Can't beat that with a stick!
Also missing is a picture of the flue in the corner of the kitchen. Rather than tear it out, Hick opted to cover it with drywall, which HOS did.
He wasn't done all the way to the top there, but everything worked out fine. Seating was set in place.
Then Hick added the table. I think he got this set out of his Storage Unit collection. The light was FREE, from back-creek neighbor Bev.
The colors are washed-out here, due to the bright not-chandelier, but it shows how the floor cleaned up pretty nicely.
This concludes the renovation of Hick House. I'm kind of sad to see the journey end.