Some things still aren't finished, but low funds and time are mainly to blame for that. We still have to buy all the trim (window/door/baseboard/chair rail), more shelves and figure out the back splash. And I have a lot of painting to do - cupboards, lower walls, and the trim once it's installed. Thankfully it's all going to be with the same paint. Now that Easter is over I can slowly plug away at those things when I have little windows of time between taking care of the kidlets and maintaining the rest of the house.
(Sorry, these pictures were taken before the sun was completely up this morning)
|Facing Southwest. I need to buy 1 or 2 more shelves for above the microwave for my non-food plants.|
|South. UHG, lack of black spash brings everything down.|
|East. Still need to spray the two other lights black.|
|North. Any ideas about that frame (on the floor to the right)? It would make a really cute chalkboard, but I clearly already have one... It's big - about 12"x24".|
|NEW COUNTER TOPS! (And the handles/knobs I have yet to install)|
|I painted this shelf white, it was originally orange-ish wood, left behind by the previous owners of the house.|
|A work in progress, I think the white frame at the top needs something in it. (It's hard to see, but the chalkboard frames say Happy Easter)|
You may have noticed that the gap in the cupboards has moved, when we took the counter top off (it wasn't even screwed down) we realized that they were separate cubes and we were able to completely rearrange them! So we swapped the two end ones, one is 24" the other is 30" wide, so by putting the 30" wide one near the stove, I can actually get my pots and pans in and out of the cupboard! We also switched the drawers and the stove in their places, which allowed the drawers to be more centrally located and close to the dishwasher and main preparation area. Now that the gap (which I will eventually build a cart to go inside of) is out of your direct view, the cupboards look much more streamline and flow so much nicer. I also went through and purged a lot of things in the cupboards that I never use, which provided a lot more room for the things I do use.
I'm extremely happy with the progress and how everything looks so far. Lorne and I have put a lot of work into this house, and I can finally love almost every room now. I think once all the last parts are in, the kitchen will be my favourite rooms.