Monday, July 9, 2012

Kitchen Update 7

The weekend before last was not real great in the progress department. It involved shopping for the back splash tile for hours to no avail, serious lack of motivation on my part painting the ceiling, and a CAT-tastrophie involving a Giles cat leaping onto my pendant lights I had tucked away for the granite people to install the island piece without breaking the bulbs, well Giles successfully broke one light and both $8 light bulbs. Then dashed across the room, through the white ceiling paint and across my bran-new kitchen floor. Pretty paw prints all about. And the bead board we ordered for the back of the island was 4 inches too short.


This weekend was MUCH more productive.  We re-ordered the correct size bead board, which will take a few days to deliver, but the folks at Menards were kind enough to put a rush on it, I'll keep ya posted.  Ceiling finally Painted. Finally found a fantastic over-the-sink Pendant light from Lowes which was only $54, much less than I planned.



Hardware dilemma from this post resolved and installed.



Bar stools. Check


Toe kicks installed. Check
We re-routed our air-intake ducts to flow from under our island instead of from the side, which I think look great:




I received the replacement light from LampGoods, where I originally ordered them from in great time!


Hubs got the garage mostly cleared out using WM Bagster bags!


Plumber came early Monday morning to get the garbage disposal hooked up and some fancy maneuvering of the old left drain and dishwasher drain.  We used LaVahn Brothers again. If you recall, we used them back in May to re-route some other pipes.


I can see the finish line! We just need to install the crown molding, paint the window, get the carpet re-stretched and install the flooring divider, and install the back splash.  We are now just debating between two tiles for the backsplash as mentioned back at this post.  I am really irritated by the fact that everything I want is only available online, I am really worried that I will have broken pieces, delays, discontinued shapes or colors, etc. So, fingers crossed, we'll see how it goes. Here are the two tiles:
Lantern Tile from HomeDepot
Grecian White marble from HomeDepot

Take a look at what it looked like before again:




Progress:

Progress Today:




5 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, your kitchen is coming along wonderfully! It is going to be beautiful (in spite of the animal catastrophe ha!)

Christy Constable said...

Thank you! Its been a lot of fun :)

Natalie said...

It doesn't even look like the same house! That is so cool - great work! Can't wait to come over and see it in person!!!

Lesly K said...

Great renovations! :) FM#3

Stephanie said...

I envy your ability to remodel. I'm limited in my house, as I share it with my grandmother, and I don't have the time to remodel. I'm sorry to hear your kitty broke things, it seems like they're good at that.

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