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Aug 30, 2009

METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY

Susan is calling, can you hear her? Metamorphosis Monday is ready and waiting for all of us at Between Naps on the Porch. Visit her and the other bloggers who link up for this meme.

This Metamorphosis Monday was a breeze to accomplish. it was not trouble at all. Mostly because I wasn't even there to work on it. The cabin is my BB guy's domain. The projects are all his. I figure there is enough for me to do at home I don't need more projects there.

This project is an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area. The deck wasn't even here when we bought the place a few years ago. This year he added the covered barbecue area because they are there in the snow as well as the heat. Can't have that snow watering down your drink now can you while you are grilling the meat? I hear grunting don't you.
He closed in the back and sides of the enclosure

On the inside there are lights and stereo speakers. It is also wired for electrical plugs.
The large stainless steel counter and cupboards were put up there a while back but he had pulled it out to work on the area.

This is the first time he has ever tiled anything. There was a learning curve but he figured it out. He built a raised platform to put the stainless steel barbecue on.

Although the barbecue looks really low to me in the picture it is higher than counter height. I guess pictures look different from my 5' tall photos to his 6'3 photos.

Attention to detail. Keep things level so your chicken doesn't roll off of the grill while it is cooking.


Some lattice work to finish off the back.

Here it is with the counter and cupboard back in. He planed the would himself and also created the moldings around the posts.

Don't look at the ratty cushions. They are shredded by the sun and will be replaced. The only thing missing from the counter top is the blender for the margaritas.
My ensuite bathroom needs redoing and I think he could totally do it. Don't you.
I just went into his camera and changed the date/time stamp on it. It has been wrong for years and annoys the heck out of me.

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28 comments:

Deanna said...

This turned out so nice.
Glad you shared this with us for metmonday!
Blessings,
d

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Now that is what I call a transformation - that is absolutely fantastic :) Lucky you :)

Merrie said...

Can you send him my way to do the same thing to my patio? That turned out great!

The Country Nest said...

What a great job...I am going to show my hubby he would love it.
I am kinda new here what does BB stand for...I may be a bit dim I keep thing Big Brother.
Donna

prof en retraite said...

Wow! Amazing! He may be sorry he let you see what he can do! I'd put that man to work! Great transformation!...Debbie

Pam @ This Humble House said...

That looks really nice! Good job!

~ Pam

susan said...

This looks like Man Heaven!! He is totally ready for the bathroom :)

Shady Creek Lane said...

Oh my, I know what our next home project will be, although hubby will need to agree. Thanks for sharing this great metamorphis.

Florida Sue said...

He did a fantastic job, you could throw a moose on that grill couldn't you? Lucy I don't understand why you are not up there more often..fluffing. It looks like a beautiful spot. You are very lucky.

XOLucy

marty39 said...

What a great deck and outdoor kitchen. I is so nice and he did a fabulous job. I'm sure he could redo a bathroom too. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Tell him to go to that bathroom...if he could do this that bathroom will be nothing for him...what an amasome job he did on this...Give him a Hi-5 girl...May you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sherrie said...

What a great area he turned this into! Love the idea of the stereo speakers! Thank you for sharing this.

Sherrie

Jane said...

What a transformation! Your husband did a super job. Any man (or woman) would love to cook and entertain our there.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Mary said...

What a terrific job he's done. That is a real transformation. He deserves a hug. Have a great day.

mbkatc230 said...

What a fantastic outdoor kitchen! He did a beautiful job, love the tile and his attention to detail! I would definitely put him to work, he obviously is better at this than he let on lol. Kathy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Lorie...this is amazing! I love it! Who needs a kitchen inside with this great one outside! :-) He did a great job...very professional looking!
BTW, the pics you asked about...haven't seen any names on them. The other album has the city and state on the pics, I think.
Susan

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great job.
I hope you will come by for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! This looks terrific. I love your chose of tiles. I know you're going to get many hours of enjoyment of this area. I agree I believe he can redo your bathroom project for you..lol. Looking forward to that transformation.. I can see myself sitting for hours out here enjoying your beautiful transformation..hugs ~lynne~

Jane said...

Oh Lord, don't let my husband see that. He would be all a ga ga over this! Very cool - looks like a great place to hang out & enjoy!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic...and now you have an outdoor kitchen. My husband would love that!

Sue said...

Who needs a blender? Just give me the bottle,a glass,and some ice! Not really! It's either a beer, a glass of wine, or I have to have something sweet to take away the taste of the alcohol. I'll take the margarita but no salt, thank you. Or maybe a pina colada, or a tequila sunrise,or an Arnold Palmer(not virgin)... You get it, right Lucy?
hugs, Ethel

imjacobsmom said...

Very nice, I truly want an outdoor kitchen just like this one. I am saving your blog so that I can show my Dad for a future project. ~ Robyn

Kim said...

Hubby did a fabulous job!!! And I definitely could hear grunting!

Bill said...

Hi Lori,
Very impressive! That you figured out how to change that date/time thingy ... those are always a pain! Oh ... and the outdoor kitchen is great too!!! ;)

Bill

nannykim said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my spindle cottage blog.

I love the color of the tiles on the makeover. I am wondering where you live since you get snow! I guess I need to check it out. OH, and a level cook top---it made me chuckle because my counters and cooktop are slightly slanted--so things sometimes slide ;-) (old houses are like that )

Michelle said...

WOW...what a great idea! I love all the stainless steel you used and it just looks so professional. LOVE IT and I know you do too.

Lori E said...

Thanks for all your great comments on this project.
I have to admit that I have had no part in the design or execution of this fabulous metamorphosis.
It was all done by my BB.
And Sue/Lucy there is nothing for me to fluff there because there are not even walls inside yet.
I have a box of fluff stuff to add when it is ready inside.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

This is a great idea and I want one too so I can do my canning in the summer outside and the house won't heat up.
Thanks for stopping by and by far your answer to my problem was the simplest and made the most sense. Why didn't I think if that?

The weather is cooling gotta get painting.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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