Thursday, July 15, 2010

Let There Be Water (Kitchen Update)

I haven’t given you an update in a little while on the big outdoor kitchen project.

It’s still a work in progress and probably will be for a long time at the rate I’m going.

The tiles are all in place and grouted.


Thankfully the grout I had was dark.  I would hate to try to maintain light colored grout outdoors!


I started putting trim along the edges.  Curb found pine mattress rails were nice and thick, perfect for covering the edges of the tile.  I just had to rip them into smaller strips and use the router on the edges.


Still need to finish 2 pieces and then add caulk and paint or stain.


I set Mike to work on the sink.


He went and bought a new faucet because the old one that was on the sink was too corroded and just would not work.

So after a quick trip to Lowes and $40 later he got this!

Running water, oh yeah!


Of course it’s cold water only, from a potable grade hose.

But the sprayer works too!

The drain has yet to be worked out.  I’ve assigned that task to Mike.  He is great at figuring out things like that.

For now a Homer Bucket is doing the trick.  (and I can water my garden with it)


I haven’t forgotten about this big hole in the wall.


Still working on it…..

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere…



  1. The kitchen is coming along great.

  2. Great progress! I'm impressed with your results using found stuff.
    Where are you tho that wood on a flat surface will last out doors? Or are you going to do a special treatment?
    My idea of an outdoor kitchen was a toaster oven on the back porch, but with this heat wave this year I'm understanding better why so many folks don't want the heat of cooking in the house.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Tiles and trim look great. Running water is a bonus too. Still wondering what you have up your sleeve for that hole in the wall.

  4. I am impressed. Your ourdoor kitchen is finer than my kichen in our 150 year old house which is a hot mess and we have decided not to do one more thing to it and move on. Looking forward to seeing more...olive

  5. Serious progress has been made - great job!!

  6. awesome! Love the tile and the running water! You'll get it done in plenty of time to enjoy it before winter sets in! It's too hot to be cooking outdoors right now! For Mike anyway! Not everyone loves the heat the way you do my dear. :)
    have a gread evening!

  7. It's looking terrific Rose! Your tile job looks so good and you even have running water. Can you give us a hint about the ginormous hole in the wall?

  8. it's looking great! i've been following your blog for awhile now and have yet to comment. you are great inspiration! :)

  9. So awesome! I love how you are repurposing stuff! Please come by and link something up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

  10. Very impressed!!! Great job!!!!


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