We are soooo close. Inches from the finish line.If you are just jumping in on our kitchen remodel journey and want to catch up you can start from the beginning HERE, then WEEK 1 HERE, WEEK 2 HERE, WEEK THREE HERE, and WEEK 4 HERE.
This week we had the lighting installed and I couldn’t be happier.
We went with this 7 light sphere light from West Elm over the island.
We installed two swing-arm sconces. One on each side of the window.
Can you believe those are from Target? I had been looking at some that were WAY more expensive but I liked these best. They are actually plug in lights that my electrician cut the cord off and hardwired. He has done this for me several times and it’s a great trick for finding inexpensive sconces.
While they were here, the electricians finished installing our countertop outlets and hooked up the induction cooktop.
That was the day I discovered that most of my cookware needs to be replaced. I thought because I had stainless steel cookware that it would work. NOT!!! It has to be a magnetized metal. Some stainless steel is magnetized, but not mine. So, I’ll be shopping for new cookware. I think I’ll pick up a few pieces of the enameled cast iron because I love cooking with cast iron. Here’s a great video explaining why my pans don’t work.
I couldn’t stand it any longer waiting for the cabinets to be painted, so I started doing a little decorating. I bought some fresh flowers.
I put down a couple of rugs.
I’m testing out my table and rug placement.
Truth be told, I don’t really want to use a rug under the table. But, these chairs I love have those old iron casters on them which will mark my beautiful new floor. So, I need to either cover the casters (which I’m working on a solution.) Or, I need to use a rug.
I love this brown antelope rug with the table, but I love the bare wood floor too. Dilemmas, dilemmas.
Speaking of dilemmas; I’d love to get your vote on barstools.
Option 1: I have 5 vintage swivel, wood grained barstools with backs.
Option 2: I have 4 wood topped, backless swivel barstools.
Which ones should I choose? Your input is much appreciated.
We got some primer on the stove hood and island and it’s looking sooooooooo much better already.
Remember, our stove hood and the top cabinets on either side will be white, but every other cabinet will be a vibrant blue/green color. SHOCKING. I KNOW.
So, here is our final punch list:
- Install floor molding
- Finish painting cabinets
- Install doors and drawers
- Install new hardware
- Install under counter lighting
- Install microwave
- Patch a couple of electrical holes & paint.
- Move all our stuff back into the cabinets.
That’s it!! And the doors and drawers are already painted just waiting to be installed. It’s so close I can almost see it.
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