|Before the floors were finished. The horizontal wood is not original.|
|I LOVE this backsplash. It was a splurge from The Tile Shop at $20 per square foot. We wanted gray glass tiles. At the tile store, I learned that straight up gray glass is hard to make and hard to find. I didn't want the gray to have blue, brown, green, or any other tints of color in it. Just gray. We settled with this stainless steel, called Fortuna.|
|Ugh. The passageway to the Disaster Room / future sun room. One day we'll deal with this, which will include re-routing the radiator pipes.|
|The sink is small but deep. I am overjoyed with the prospect of having a dishwasher.|
|Challenge: keep kitties off the counter. Oh yeah, we got new kitties. Long story. Pictures to come.|
|Our messy house. We've been living upstairs during all of this and neglected to clean anything.|
|This is where the fridge will go.|
|My attempt at taking a close up of the countertops. I am very happy with them.|
|The arch: one of the few 1920s-style architectural details. Question: paint it light gray to match the rest of the walls or white so it stands out?|
|Here you can see the swirls in the counters. Torquay by Cambria.|
|Freshly finished wood floors.|
|The floors are done as of today! They look so much nicer than the rest of our floors and are itching to get scratched up.|
- Hang pendants [those other ones were defective and didn't work. I was secretly happy to spend even more hours staring at the Internet's beautiful light offerings.]
- Get rid of old appliances. Because there was a kitchen upstairs, we currently have three refrigerators, two stoves, two microwaves, three sinks ...
- Get new stove and microwave. The old stove leaked gas and gave me carbon monoxide headaches.
I'm off to California for work for the next ten days, so I won't get to enjoy the new kitchen for awhile. Maybe R will finish all the painting by the time I get back.