Friday, September 23, 2011

Kitchen To Do List

What's left to be done in the kitchen before we can say it's finished?

I need to purchase and install the knobs/pulls on all the new cabinet doors including the doors that are yet to be made, polyed and installed.

A backing/high self has to be built on to the back of the island. It's hard to explain how it will look. Guess you'll just have to stay tuned to see it as it progresses.

The French door to the living room needs to be framed and installed.

I need to paint the frames of the old white cabinets we're keeping. And polyurethane the new pine doors and drawer fronts that go on them.

An exhaust fan will be installed over the gas stove.

The upper and lower cabinets to the left of the gas stove are so small as to be nearly useless. We moved the refrig over about 4-1/2" so B will expand each of these cabinets to make them wider and move the cabinet over the refrig to the left.

These two shelves are ready to receive my cook books, but I didn't get to that today.

We worked on installing baseboards around the perimeter of the floor today but still have more to do as you can see in the above picture.

We got the book shelves over the windows back up (after this picture was taken) but then got a little side tracked washing windows inside and out. I'm going to iron the curtain valances tonight and get them up.

I still have to figure out my organization for inside the island unit and most of the bottom cabinets. Hope to get to that tomorrow.

Yep, seems like a lot yet to do but once I get a few more things back into the cabinets, I'll be able to function in there with no problem. Boy, will that feel good. And I sure am glad we're on this side of the kitchen remodeling!


  1. It's looking really great! Keep on those little tasks. We made the mistake of letting it go at 'almost done' and got side tracked with other things. I STILL don't have my chair rail up!

  2. It is coming together. I can picture how it's going to look and I love it!

  3. This is the stage in the project where you catch glimmers of how well it's coming together. I love how well your countertops coordinate with your floor. Everything speaks of a welcoming, homey atmosphere. You may find yourself cooking up a storm because you don't want to leave your kitchen! (Wait, is that Papa Pea I see in the background, nodding enthusiastically?)

  4. Judy - Oh, letting it go at "almost done" is so very easy to do. Our last place before this one remained that way for about 15 years! Ugh. That's why I'm being The Wicked Witch of the West pushing on this one!

    Sparkless - Thanks, m'dear. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Leigh - A "welcoming, honey atmosphere?" Bless you, my child! That's very important to me.

    You have no idea how ready I am to cook up that storm for the first time in the kitchen!

  5. You really are on the home stretch now, even if you don't realize it! It already looks like a great kitchen. This high shelf on the island, is it like a bar shelf? Yep, I'll be right over for some homemade apple cider -tini's! :)

  6. Absolutely beautiful!! I love it all!

  7. Erin - Yep, kind of a bar shelf. Belly (or elbow) up to the bar, dearie!

    Patty - You know you're welcome to stop in for a peek on your way to town!!