- FLOOR: Completed - We pulled up the old tile and cement board the first week in the house then we ran it through the drum sander gauntlet down to a 120 grit paper; Next Up - Clean up the corners where the drum sander couldn't reach with a mouse or belt sander, sweep and poly coat (Thankfully our friend G is lending a hand while we are at work this week)
- CABINETS: Completed - Ordered and delivered, partially; Next Up - Finish assembly so they can be hung by my Big Poppa this Saturday, write angry email to company detailing the shoddy shape they were delivered, get glass cut for uppers
- WALLS: Completed - Patched and cleaned up the ceiling lines, framed a support behind appliances, exposed the brick along the sink wall; Next Up - Finish skim coating a few areas and then prime/paint
We still have a fair amount of detail work to tackle, like: figuring out exactly what paint colors to select, ordering cabinet hardware; hanging the vintage lighting fixtures (that everyone tells me are too low-hanging for the kitchen, but Pete and I are hobbits, so basically everyone over 5'5" ... this is your warning to watch where you're going in our kitchen); and getting the utility closet design in order.
So before we do BEFORE + AFTER posts for all these decisions I thought it would be fun to show a few inspirational photos that guided the kitchen's design. Here goes: