|Not to mention the addition of the kitchen island!|
1. Refinishing the counter top.
Every night I add a coat of the Waterlox, then crack open the shop doors and run two fans to increase air flow. Every morning I make a fire in the shop's wood stove, close the doors, and keep one fan going to bring up the heat while keeping up some air flow.
Renaissance Handyman Nick has put together a temporary sink solution for us! He used the same re-purposed boards that we used for the "temporary, partial counter top". YAHOO! It is SOOOOO nice to wash the dishes in the kitchen sink and have the dishwasher back in operation.
2. Refinishing the cabinets.
I keep plodding away. I am doing the interiors, too, which adds quite a bit to the time frame, but makes the cabinets feel so fresh and clean. Not to mention the much lighter color bounces more light around inside making it a little easier to see what all has migrated to the very back corners.
|Emptied of our things and with blue floral shelf paper removed. Apologies for the blurriness... I didn't realize until I'd already primed it and it as too late for another before shot.|
It's surprisingly satisfying to put our things back into completed drawers and cabinets. These are the first two completed drawers: flatware and serving utensils. Painted inside and with new contact paper in the bottom. I hadn't planned on it, but I had to get a photo because it made me so happy.
The original list of the order I thought the projects will happen.
11. New sink and faucet
9. Install backsplash, probably tile
7. Maybe try to do something with that terrible brick veneer wood stove surround?