It’s coming along! We’re so close to being done.
The cabinets are in now. Here’s a little timeline of photos. The time between the first photo and the last is about 9 days.
Doesn’t Paul look happy to be standing in the construction zone?
The kitchen was masked off and ready for painting. The painting of the cabinets took place Friday and Saturday morning. I’ve smelled paint before—but this was lacquer, as in the smell of nail polish. The fumes were so bad we had to go stay with a family member Friday the 13th (appropriate day for bad luck) because it seemed as if a thousand bottles of nail polish were shoved up our nose for our enjoyment. Not exaggerating. At all.
The island is quarter-sawn oak. I didn’t want it painted white as I figured it would be hammered by this family of 5. Something classic like quarter-sawn oak was suggested by our cabinet maker. That made me happy. I used to have this piano pictured below in my house, which is an antique made of quarter-sawn oak and I loved the grain. Timeless. Oh, excuse my adorable niece sitting at the piano. The piano now belongs to my sister-in-law Ilene. She had to send me this photo as I never took a picture of the piano when it lived in my house for many years. Gorgeous huh? The piano too.
During the last two days Carrara marble was installed.
Final post next week after the backsplash, plumbling, and lighting is finished.