Update With Photos!
This week I was able to get the kitchen almost finished. I still have the tiniest bit of trim to paint - the baseboard behind the fridge and the doorway into the study. Also I have to replace the rotten kickboard under the sink counter which I ripped out a couple of weeks ago. None of this is a big deal. I got the cabinet doors back on and found some terrific knobs for them. I put the stove back where it belongs and it's plugged in now for the first time in about 3 weeks. For the rest of today I plan to re-fill the cabinets which will clear up a lot of the clutter lying around the house and will make me feel a whole lot better.
This week the range hood finally came in. It was supposed to take 8-10 days and it took 3 weeks and they sent a 36" when what I ordered was a 30". So today I returned it and re-ordered and hopefully it will be in before the 26th.
I also ordered the flooring which will be sheet vinyl in a white, slightly textured tile pattern. I think it's going to look so good. As soon as it gets in the installer will call me to schedule installation which I hope I hope I hope will be prior to the 31st because I don't want this project going into April.
Obviously the countertop now sticks out like a sore thumb and once I get all the other pending things taken care of I'm going to look into a new countertop and sink. Plain, simple, white. I just have this thing about a clean kitchen (also bathrooms).
Of course there are various and sundry details - all the outlets and light switches are a gross off-white and now they just look like crap so I'm going to replace them all with white and then put white covers on them. I want to do some kind of simple window treatments - maybe a scarf or swag over the sink and cafe curtains on the back window. I don't want to cover them but I want to soften them a bit. And then I get to go through all the artwork that isn't hung and choose what will hang in there!!! Once I get the mudroom trim painted (there is a LOT of it in there, including 3 doors) I'll be down to the really fun details. By this time next week - WOW!!!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!