Nearly finished kitchen
(minus one lightbulb and other to-dos)
Taking a break from the eternal search for furniture that doesn't exist, Im back to report on actual renovation progress. I can't believe Im saying this but (with the exception of a lightbulb, glass shelves for the upper cabinets and a few other minor things) my kitchen is finished!!
You read that right: appliances installed, countertops oiled, fixtures operating, lights shining, backsplash gleaming.
I think I just saw a pig fly by my window!!
It is not perfect but it is lovely and as close to what I imagined as is possible in my imperfect life.
They don't exactly jump out at you but the backsplash was done with the very same tiles that Mr. Limestone so painstakingly removed from the upstairs bathroom. The very same tiles we spent a good deal of time soaking and scrubbing and sorting. Hard to imagine but we barely had enough unscathed tiles to do even do this much backsplash after all that. (We had a lot of extras that have some minor damage) Its one of those things that no one but us will notice but Im happy we were able to use these.
Despite telling the crew we didn't want them to oil the soapstone, they couldn't resist. I loved how it looked gray and I love how it looks black. And lastly the shiny bridge faucet. This is one of those very rare things that the Mr. and I both agreed on from fairly early on. Im especially happy with how it doesn't look out of place despite its central location.
For comparison sake, lets travel back in time to what this room looked like before we touched it (photo 1) and on the first day of demo (photo 2).
I think I see the end of this renovation tunnel that has sapped all of our energy (and money!) for the last year.