You guys, the kitchen is getting so close! I mean, it doesn’t look like it and the reality is that we won’t really be done-done until August or maybe even September but it’s at least usable. Well you know, minus a sink and a range hood. And counters and drawers and a place to store our pantry goods and…ya know what? It doesn’t matter because it feels usable. We can use our oven and our dishwasher so it’s basically like a functioning kitchen. Like a functioning kitchen in a college dorm. Or like an RV kitchen. We’re getting there.
We have floors in the dining room for the first time since March/April. We still have 6 or 7 rows left to install but FLOORS! I’m hoping to finish them up over the next night or two.
Kyle glue up all of the counters over the weekend. We went through a billion different ideas for counters and decided on stacked plywood. They are looking so good already!
We opted to spring for birch plywood and we’re planning on using a medium brown danish oil to stain/seal them. I’m hoping we can get them cut and installed this week and start on the finishing process (sand, seal, sand, seal, sand, seal, until the oil doesn’t soak in anymore).
Once the counters are done we can start on tile! I feel like that’s really where the big transformation is going to happen. Until then, I still have 6 drawers to sand and paint and 4 cabinet doors to prime, sand, and paint plus we have to prime and paint the ceiling which neither of us wants to do.
Here’s what I’m hoping we can accomplish this week:
- Finish installing floors
- Finish painting drawers/cabinet doors
- Remove crown molding in Dining Room
- Prime ceiling
- Paint ceiling
- Paint french doors
- Install drawer hardware (drawers that have cured for 7+ days)
- Start putting dishes away where possible
- Install counters
- Cut out sink opening
- Stain counter waterfall pieces
- Start the finishing process on the counters