Monday, October 18, 2010

Kell Belle Studio is Lookin' Cherry

The weekend was a whirlwind with the craft room remodel going on. Saturday was spent putting down  the underlayment of the new cherry wood floor and prepping the threshold for placement.

Underlayment and threshold prep work
 My brother, Pat contemplates placement as the first board is laid. He did much of the cutting with his electric saw. I live in a condo on the second floor so I'll just bet I've made a ton of new friends this weekend especially my new neighbors below me who have a new baby. Well, I did try to let them know but they opted not to answer the door. Cest la vie, it's done now.

Laying the first board
 We didn't quite finish getting the floor laid Saturday so Sunday afternoon was a continuation although laying the floor went much more quickly. I had purchased just enough board to complete the project and I mean right down to the last board perfect. Alas, my brother cut one of the boards too short and it was off to the hardware store for me. No worries. That was really the only hitch in the project so I have no complaints.

Nearly finished as nephew oversees progress
 The floor is nearly finished as my nephew, David watches dad and learns technique for future floor installations. We've already informed David that he'll be the one laying the floor the next time so we hope he's paying attention. Haha, just kidding David.

Meet the crew left to right: nephew, brother, dad
Meet the hard working crew who laid the floor of Kell Belle Studio. From left to right is my nephew, David, my brother, Pat and my dad, Bill who will be moving to Phoenix next weekend which is why the floor was laid this weekend. I must thrive on the drama of waiting until the last minute to do things.

My new cherry wood floor
Ta-da! Here it is. Just putting the nails in the base boards and we're finished. It's just gorgeous! I LOVE it!! Thank you so much guys. I am truly grateful for your hard work and perseverance on a job well done and for giving up your entire weekend to help me. (((applause))))


  1. Kellie, it looks fantastic! Boy, I sure wish your brother would trade out services (vacation spot for floor work) because I would do this in a split second! LOL!

    They did a great job. I know you're proud.


    Sheila :-)

  2. Oh I am loving that floor! The wood is gorgeous!
    Ha! I just bet your neighbors appreciated all the work you were doing!!!!
    Your room is coming together nicely.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, dear one. I really appreciate your comments!!
    Thanks and hugs

  3. Thank you so much girls. I am very proud. Sometimes I just sit and admire that room with a big smile on my face. It sure is shaping up to be a lot more inspirational than my kitchen table. (tee hee :)

    Hugs! =D



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