Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hick House Makeover: Kitchen 06-11-19

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.

And the corner was readied for the future location of HOS's stove and refrigerator.

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.


  1. Replies
    1. Good to know that Hick and HOS have earned the Cranky Seal of Approval!

  2. The change is impressive! Nice that a family can now enjoy the home.

    1. I think the old lady next door is happy that it's no longer vacant, and a target for break-ins.

  3. I really like that little table setting, and that light is certainly bright. Wouldn't want to turn that on when you have a hangover. Not that I've ever had a hangover, but I've had migraines and I imagine the bright effect would be similar.

    1. Yeah. Even though the wood doesn't match the walls very well, Hick said it's just the right size for not taking up all the room in the kitchen. I'm not sure how much of that is the light being bright, or a function of Hick's picture-taking ability.

  4. That turned out great, wish Hick lived here I could keep him so busy.

    1. Hick likes to keep busy! He's working on Back-Creek Neighbor Bev's shutters as I type this. He really needs a new project.