We've encountered a few set-backs:
- a pipe under the kitchen sink was so brittle that it exploded when Landon tried to work with it (not knowing it was brittle). We ended up with water all over our kitchen floor, as my dad and Landon frantically rushed to the water off-valve outside.
- unbeknownst to us, our kitchen sink has had a miniscule hole in it since we moved in. Landon was under the sink (prior to the pipe fiasco) and noticed that light was streaming in his face. Thanks to whoever hit the sink with a hammer before we moved in and conveniently forgot to replace the sink.
- the dishwasher died, so we had to get another new appliance that we weren't counting on.
The last two nights, I've been banned from the house due to the fumes from the stain and gloss. I hate not being able to be there and help, but I've had tons of other things to work on while I've been banished.
While the kitchen isn't done yet, we're making leaps and strides, so I thought it would be time for a quick renovation update.
Just as a reminder, the old kitchen:
Since this picture has been taken, the cabinet doors have been taken off and sanded, the range light has been replaced with an over-the-stover microwave, all of the Formica has been removed, and the butcherblock countertops have been measured, cut, glued together, put in place, stained and coated with three coats of polyeurethane.
I love the way it's turning out.
But we're still not done--next up, the final coats of varnish, adding the backsplash, installing the sink, painting the cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint, putting all of the cabinets back together and installing the dishwasher. It's a lot of work left, but I'm super excited about our new kitchen!