Spoiler Alert—- We aren’t finished yet.
My plan all along was to come to you in week 6 with a completed kitchen. Ugh! We are so close. If one more person comes into my house and makes a mess, I might not be responsible for my actions.
We’ve been super busy with our business (We do kitchen updates for other people too:)) and all my contractors have been trying to keep us on schedule with our clients. Which I know they appreciate.
Our list for completion is super short.
- Finish installing cabinet hardware
- Install new switch plates
- Patch a drywall hole
- Connect floor trim to the hall trim
But, all our stuff is in the kitchen. And, I love it!!!!! I’m back to cooking and I can’t find anything. We have so many drawers, that stuff is spread out everywhere. I guess I’ll get used to it eventually.
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I’m in love!!! It is going to make this kitchen!!
Dining Area Table
I had a couple of troubleshooting things to ponder and figure out about our dining area. The first was our dining table. I bought this vintage rattan table set about a year ago off of Facebook. I love everything about it!! I love the way the glass opens up the space!! The original glass top was round, but I needed a rectangle to work better with the space.
The problem with the rectangle is that it is too off balance for the rattan base. So, I went in search for a new, more stable table base to use with the existing glass. Facebook delivered again. This time with a vintage glass table base. It’s perfect. It adds the security and stability that I was looking for.
Dining Area Seating
My next troubleshooting issue was the seating. I had this amazing banquette made to cover the entire back wall and I am in LOVE!!!! It exceeds my wildest dreams. So, that left me with the 4 vintage rattan chairs to go on the back and sides. These vintage chairs speak my love language. Curvy lines, swivels, padded seat cushions, and arm rests. That’s like the jackpot of chairs. What didn’t work was the vintage casters that were marking up my floor. As a matter of fact, they ruined my last floor, so I had to come up with a solution.
Solution #1- I bought a really cool antelope rug for under the table. The problem was the rug had to be shorter than I would have wanted so the back door could open up. The chairs kept rolling off the rug when people were getting in and out of the chairs and it just wasn’t a good solution.
Solution #2- Caster caps. I bought these caster caps that you place the casters into. In theory, these should slide with the chair. They don’t. At least they didn’t on the rug. So we decided to buy some flex glue and glue the casters to the caster cups. Colossal fail!!! The glue never hardened and it just made an enormous mess.
Solution #3- Replace the casters with (affiliate link) high profile bell glides. This almost didn’t work either. The caster pins were more narrow than the new replacements. Brooks had to drill a bigger hole in each leg and then fill the hole with glue and the new bell glide. This worked!! We removed the rug. Now you can see the beautiful floor. The chairs glide easily. The glass isn’t going to land in anyone’s lap. And now I’m not afraid to have company over.
Surely, this kitchen will be done next week, right???? Stay tuned to find out. Thanks for following along. Make sure you are following us on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates on the progress. Also sign up for our emails to receive these updates each week.
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