It’s that time again… time to share how we did on the renovation front this week.
Will we ever be able to use the kitchen?
Yes. Yes, we will. My dad and Ryan worked in this kitchen again this week and got a little further along. They got the microhood installed. I am going to nuke something very soon. Mark my words.
And do you spot that beauty of a sink? Hello, gorgeous.
As you can see, a kitchen curtain is going to be a necessity. Although looking into the neighbors windows seems like a great idea, too.
I wanted something simple with a tall stature and a matte black finish. I wanted a single hole fixture with a pull-down nozzle. It’s truly so beautiful in person, I nearly cried when I opened it.
Ryan’s been working on the plumbing to get the disposal and dishwasher hooked up. Let’s just say that city code expects something completely different than we’ve ever done. Annoying. And likely nearly impossible. But he’ll make it happen.
Yes. 3 cases of it that we got for free after rebate a few months ago. Best deal ever.
Ryan has been a caulkaholic this week. Getting all the unfinished trim caulked for me to paint as well as caulking throughout the kitchen. Trim takes so much caulk to make it look seamless.
In the kitchen, we eventually plan to tile the backsplash, but Ryan used clear caulk to seal up really good where the counter meets the wall and sink until that happens.
Could I love this light any more?
I picked this fixture up at Gilded Salvage in Minneapolis last September. Finally got it installed on the upstairs landing. I’m happy with how it turns out.
Will the painting ever end?
Not likely. First, I primed and painted the batten boards my dad installed in the dining room.
Yow-za. It really finished the room. We installed them in the same way they were originally installed (you could see where they were before someone tore them off).
I also finished painting some of the quarter round in the master bedroom and upstairs hallway.
I also worked on priming the last unpainted trim in the guest bedroom.
There is a lot of trim in the extra bedroom. A lot.
The trim in the entry finally got cleaned and painted. Now I just need to paint that darn door. And scrub those darn floors. And buy a new light fixture. I like this lantern-style version from Ballard, but I’d really like something American-made. Any ideas?
And I finished touching up all the paint in the living room.
This room is really making me happy.
I took some time to clean the living room really well this week, too. Washing windows, cleaning floors, wiping down the fireplace. Mostly because I was tired of all the dust. And it was good.
I think I’m painting the door black. Because pretty much everyone on the Internet is doing so, and I like to keep up with the trends. (Wink, wink.)
And here are the gorgeous built-in shelves. Without shelves yet. Due to the lighting, I’m considering glass shelves. So tell me how wonderful an idea that is, okay? Because I’m already waffling.
And that, my dear friends, is week 49 in review.
What do you think?
Did you like this post?
We'd love to send you more inspiration and encouragement for your home. When you sign up below, we'll send you our free guide to save thousands on your next home project. Because your home shouldn't own you.