I put some more time into the kitchen yesterday, but my “honorary moms” who worry about me doing to much, will be happy to know that I took a bit of a break today. I did still get some things done, like editing photos and proofreading articles, but nothing major.
Yesterday, we got most of the range hood completed. I will say that it gives one a moment of pause when sunlight is pouring into your kitchen from a hole in your roof.
There were some tense moments, some screws accidentally dropped down the pipe, a mid-project trip to the hardware store and quite a lot of shingle, wood and drywall dust that needed to be vacuumed up, but everything worked out in the end. We just need to install the pretty part – the front panel and finish painting. It already looks pretty great without the pretty part.
It’s so rewarding to see it all coming together. I do have a lot of little things I need to finish like the trim on the tile, some touch-up painting…
…baseboards in the family room…
…stuff like that. I’m also mulling over some decorating choices like painting the bar stools. It’s amazing that something has stayed unpainted in my house for 6 years, but these guys have made it that long! With the wood floors and the wood counters, I think some painted stools are in order.
I’ve also been taking the time to reorganize the drawers and cabinets. It’s long overdue and it’s the kind of thing that makes me happy. I don’t know why opening an organized drawer makes me happy, but it just does.
I’m also enjoying how pretty my things look in the kitchen now. I’ve always avoided shooting photos in the addition of the home, but I think you’ll see if a lot more now.
We hope to finish the range hood tomorrow and I’ll start knocking out some of those detail things to get the kitchen all ready to be photographed and shared.
While writing this post, I have decided something. Just about anything looks good in front of white herringbone marble. Just sayin’.