Weekend Update

It was another busy weekend here at Providence Acres. We had family over, we made a trip to see my sweet daddy for Father’s Day, we picked a pile of peas, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and kale. I now have a freezer full of produce for later.

We also made progress on the outdoor kitchen. This is a low budget, heavy use project so, we were way more concerned with functionality than aesthetics. It will be stained barn red and will look better, but honestly not having the dudes run in the house to use my sink to clean fish, wash nasty hands, or drip meat juices makes my heart sing. The timing of this project is crucial because my inside kitchen is about to be under renovation and I will never wash dishes in the bathtub again. Two homes we lived in required me to do dishes on my knees at some point and I am over that. Forever.

Mr. Math built the sink base out of treated 3/4 inch plywood and 4X4 posts. The stainless double sink was a side of the road find. We bought the cheapest faucet they had at Home Depot that had a spray attachment.

It took us over an hour in HD to puzzle out the plumbing but the sink now drains 55 feet away so the fish water won’t be gross smelling when we are sitting on the deck.

The counters are this sheet metal. It took two sheets to clad the counter.

So far, we have the metal roof extension, counter clad in metal, deck power washed, drain in, and plumbing for water worked out. We didn’t get the right water connection but it should go quickly.


Next will be to add cabinets up on the deck that will back up to the sink and will be backed and topped in metal. We are also going to be adding a very small hot water heater.

I am so excited that my farmhouse sink and faucet arrived from Overstock safe and sound.


The quartz has been selected. Zodiaq concrete.


The backsplash will be this awesome herringbone marble.


Mr. Math is going to redo the cabinets so that they look like white shaker style.

Next week I will be so super busy that I will be out of commission but soon I hope to have pictures of a finished outdoor kitchen all staged and looking nice.

Have a wonderful week,

Blessings,

Karen