We’re back with yet another kitchen update! If you squint while you look at these photos, it will look like the kitchen is completely finished…
But if you look closer, you’ll notice some missing pieces, dangling wires, and empty canisters on the counter. We’ll get to the full to-do list in a minute, but while Greg has been tending to the dangling wires, the one thing that’s been taking up most of my brain power is accessorizing. There are a like bajillion ways to “decorate” a kitchen, and I’m in the process of playing around with a bunch of different scenarios. Our poor mixer has been moved at least 12 times! Frames, apples, cutting boards, ceramic owls, canisters… it seems like I’m going through every option imaginable. Hopefully I’ll end up finding a “scene” that feels right soon – before Greg’s patience runs out and he starts super-gluing everything to the countertops!
With this being a white-on-white kitchen, we can go down pretty much any avenue of color schemes. Overall, I’m trying to add some touches of dark to break up all of the white, mixed in with some colors from our “stack of books color scheme“…
So far, our favorite thing about the new kitchen is the fact that we have a working sink and faucet (we’ll post more about the where and how much later). We went so long without having a kitchen sink that every time we go to pour out a glass or rinse a plate, we geek out a little inside.
As I was saying, there are a lot of odds and ends to finish up before the kitchen is considered complete. There is some missing trim on the cabinets, such as the piece missing in the top left of the above photo. We had to take them off in order for the tile to be installed. There are also wires hanging out from under the upper cabinets for the under-cabinet lighting.
Also, we have yet to install the floating shelves to the left of the window over the sink. I’m so looking forward to putting these in so that we can see the idea that’s been in our heads come to life.
About four weeks ago, we ordered this light fixture to go above the sink. It’s on backorder, but it should be coming to our front doorstep in a week or two. Fingers crossed. That along with a new shade for the window will really dress things up a bit.
Okay, now it’s list time. Here are the things on our to-do list:
- Finish installing trim pieces on the cabinets
- Build and install floating shelves to the left of the window
- Shop for and hang window treatments
- Shop for and install under-cabinet lighting
- Hang new light fixture (when it finally gets here!)
Even though we still have a small-ish to-do list to tackle, and it’s not technically “done done” quite yet, we’re amazed at how far the kitchen has come since we first closed on the house…