We got some painting done this weekend, so we didn't have to edge around all of the cabinets. We're not done (as you can see... waiting on drywall work to be completed and still need to paint the closets). Yesterday, the cabinets went in (finished today with hardware, which I have not yet seen), as did the recessed lights. Woohoo for real light!!!! We had two terrible fixtures that cast shadows everywhere and did not provide enough light, so I am super excited for six 6" cans in the ceiling, even though that means we have to paint the entire ceiling. I PRAY the white ceiling paint we have leftover from the previous homeowner matches when we put it up. It will not be good if it doesn't since the ceiling is continuous into the LR, DR, entry way, hallways... not good. The countertop template was done today, so I am anxiously awaiting a call to let us know how long the fabrication will take. I want to get that installation scheduled! Our range was supposed to be installed today, but there's been A LOT of back and forth about having it installed before or after the countertops and before or after the floors are finished... so many decisions.
Still to do (for us):
-finish painting (this weekend) and paint ceiling
-pick out fabric for Roman shades
-decide on tile backsplash (white subway in herringbone pattern or pretty irridescent ($$$) subway in traditional layout)
-figure out if I can get Martha Stewart paint in the same color as the cabinets (or have it color matched) for window moldings
-get different corbels for two small shelves going above a little drop zone station we created for mail, purses, keys, etc.
-paint doors before they are installed (we have time on this one because they won't be installed until after the floors are finished)
-install custom shelving in pantry and laundry (hopefully this weekend)
If things keep moving forward on schedule, I am hoping we can put in the tile backsplash the weekend of 9/17-9/18, and then we should have a finished kitchen!!! Living in a construction zone is not fun, but that's another post for another day. Now, to the (crappy) pictures... much better ones to come.
See here for more before pics (way before... before we even moved in).
|A little reminder of what it looked like before...|
|built-ins coming out... guess the house was once a lovely shade of sage|
|oh my, that carpet was terrible|
|bye bye tile!|
|hello dark walnut hardwoods... you are so pretty/handsome|
|paint... lots of colors... it makes more sense with the cabinets in...|
|this is the wall we still need to paint once the dry wall work is ready|
|cabinets going in!|