Day 66 at the Peach Palace. I really thought we'd be done before December 1st. We're not, but the end is in sight. Hopefully we'll be able to start 2011 with an empty "to do list".
The kitchen is really coming together. Every surface, except the floor, has at the minimum been painted. There's been new lights installed, an over-the-range microwave installed and vented, fake panel walls removed, walls skim-coated, walls primed and painted, ceiling primed and painted, a high chair rail type trim installed, cabinets primed and painted, 350 hinges cleaned and spray painted a bronze color and most daring... the back splash primed and painted (yep, I painted the laminate back splash).
Of course, it's not finished. I'm currently working on the lovely yellow cabinet we purchased at our local salvage store, The ReStore. It will also get a new laminate counter top to match the other counters since there was a sheet of it left in the garage. I finished the walls last weekend. I really like the two colors, kind of like bead board or board and batten with a fraction of the work or upkeep. The upper walls are painted the same aquaish, bluish, grayish color as both bathrooms. I've tried to use colors in multiple rooms so that in the future it would be easy to touch up, yet all the rooms are not plain white.
We, and that would be the royal "we" since I will have no part in the building, also will be building two small cupboards to go on each side of the range. Not only is the range a "slide in" style so it actually NEEDS something on each side... well I also have a thing about having my stove/range floating... I like to have a spot to sit a pot down on, not just empty air.
Then all the "little" things will still need to be done... like installing the bronze cabinet knobs I got on eBay. Fifty of them for about $56.00 with shipping, I thought that was a fabulous deal. Since we will be using ALL 50 of them, my husband may not be in agreement by number 50!
If you look closely, you may notice that the patterned laminate back splash is now the same aquaish color as the upper walls. I think it looks fantastic and my test spot held up to the scratch test! Now, I'm almost for Monday, so we can rest!
Enjoy the week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm