First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!
2036 Fifth Avenue SE  
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

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John Cairns

Wanda Lunn
our 37th year in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
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Our one of a kind art sells quickly and although we do our best to keep our website up to date,
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John's Kitchen project...
So, I got enough flack from my friends and collectors,
that I have posted my kitchen renovation project. For all
of you who have ever dealt with an old house you will
get it! Enjoy!
The kitchen was remodeled about 12
years ago. Maple cabinets, green
porcelain tile floor and counter tops. No
back splash. Tan walls.
A safe remodel  - design wise.

But the floor never set right and the
counter tops were not quite level. Not a
bad kitchen and we did enjoy it for many
years. Much better than the 1960 one
that was torn out then.

But the house is 98 years old and had
hidden secrets.....
So my idea was to really fix the floor
properly. So here is the floor being
pulled up  - layer by layer.

Surprise!!! 6 layers of flooring and it
took a crowbar to get it up......
Then the big surprise... we found the original 1914
rock maple floor underneath all the layers of the 20th
century remodeling...
So, after a two month wait, my wonderful floor guys showed up.. then it all changed...
Butler's pantry with new sink.
Recycled 1930's light fixture. Free!
Glass tile backsplash
Restored 1914
Maple floor with
maple cabinets
My 1939 Chambers
gas range sits
perfectly level in it's
new home!
Red walls with a brown tint
make a warm backdrop.
Great in a cold climate!
That little door on the
floor is the cat door. It
opens on the basement
stairs and enables that
%^&* cat access to the
food and box
A cherry wood border
in the breakfast room
really was a great idea.
All new baseboards and
window trim. Out with the
1960s finishes....
Granite counters from a great
company in Manchester,
Only hired out for the countertops and
floor work.

Did everything else. Total cost.....
less than $5000.00

Iowans are thrifty!