Well, we’re nearly there! To recap, as of Saturday morning the kitchen looked like this:
At eight p.m. last night it looked like this (the bearded fellow is my brother Tom, who is overqualified for Ikea assembly):
This morning it looked like this (we like to clean up at night!):
After a very busy afternoon and bullying Tom into spending one more night here, we have this:
Why yes, it is a new color! And yes, I’m thrilled that I spent ages painting that blue “backsplash” yesterday, and then repainting most of it when the paint bubbled off the wallboard after I used painter’s tape on it.
Ben got a bee in his bonnet that we should paint before installing everything (which, to be fair, was something I’d been saying but then had figured was impossible. He single-handedly put at least two coats on, with a brush, this afternoon. The big counter and the sink aren’t really installed yet, we’d just placed them to cut the slot to fit the sink into the….never mind. The plumber and electrician are supposedly coming back tomorrow, at which point the sink will be installed and we will screw the countertop on. On Wednesday the dishwasher and fridge will come–the fridge came Friday but was dented so we have to try again. We built that box to slot the fridge into because slide-in fridges now come with stainless steel fronts but the regular shiny black pebbly fridge material on the sides. We wanted everything to be paler than that, so we bought these sheets from Ikea and built the case.
This weekend we’ve eaten falafel, sandwiches, bbq takeout, and pizza. I can’t wait to have a sink again–if this works, it will be one week from demo to completion!!!