He was able to the get sheetrock up on the peninsula, the rest of the knobs and pulls on (except somehow we're missing three knobs???), and he built all the drawers for the tall pantry and got them installed. I was super excited to unpack my pantry boxes and get the galvanized shelf out of the dining room.
The counter guy ended up rescheduling for Saturday morning, so we cleared everything out of there, again, and I took some before pictures.
When he got to the house, I headed out to the grocery store and when I got home, he was almost done.
Are ya diggin' the farble?
I'm soooo glad I went with this one and not one of the darker veined choices.
I kinda love it.
I'd say for laminate, it's a pretty good knock-off.
So once the counters were done, our friend who knows plumbing showed up at noon, and he and The Dad spent the next TEN HOURS getting the sink and dishwasher up and running.
There were some setbacks there, as well, which is why it took so long, but as of late Saturday night, we officially have running water again.
Annnnnd, Sunday morning, I ran my first load of dirty dishes in the dishwasher!
Sunday, The Dad worked on the toe kicks, deco strip that hides the cabinet lights, and the trim around the doors and window is back up and just needs to be filled, painted, and caulked.
It's actually starting to look like a real kitchen again.
And yes, I've already piled the counters high with crap.
I couldn't help it.
Here's where we're at, as of today.
I painted the laundry room door with some chalkboard paint last week.
Talk about picture overload.
So next on the agenda.....finish up the toe kicks, install the panel on upper cabinet to the right of the sink, finish up deco strips, build new windowsill, trim above upper cabinets (if we ever decide what the heck we're gonna do), light over sink, lights over peninsula (who knew lights were so stinkin' expensive!!!!), under-cabinet lights, ceiling planks, prime and paint peninsula sheetrock, install baseboards and quarter round, and, of course, the backsplash.
We're almost there, kids.
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