...I failed you?
...I'm sorry I teased you with our kitchen and then left you hanging?
...I beg your forgiveness?
Yea, all of the above.
No, Chris and I didn't die mid-remodel, and no, there was no terrible accident which left me without the ability to type, post pictures, etc... I just simply got caught up with the 10,000 other things going on with life that I left you all without a word or whisper.
In my (pathetic) defense, I was also involved with two week-long trade shows (yes, weekends included), caught that AWESOME flu which has been going around (no joke, I only visited two spots in our house for 10 days: the bed and the floor of our bathroom), and then was in NYC for a week for yet another work trade show (just got back last night).
Excuses aside, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I AM SORRY!
Yes, the kitchen remodel is still going on (33 days and counting) so let me catch you up to speed...(I promise to go back and give a full detailed explaination of everything, but I just wanted to give you a quick progress report without going into every single project).
1. The floors are down and look beautiful...
2. Our new fridge arrived from Sears!
3. Ding-Dong the evil fan in the kitchen is down and dead...
4. Chris and his dad flipped the guest room door (it used to open right to left but now it swings left to right so you don't see our built in right when you walk in).
6. We hired a fabricator to come cut and install our granite.
|Why, yes, that IS a St Patrick's day beer pong table/work bench behind him... thanks for noticing our awesomeness.|
Our sink was definitely the hardest part to cut out, especially since its so close to the edge, but I am happy to report all went smoothly and it looks beautiful finally installed.
here) and his dad made a brand new, custom casing for the window above the sink.
8. After spending WAY too long picking out a microwave, we finally decided on one we liked and Chris built a trim kit for the cut-out space...by himself... saved us more than $300.
|Don't worry, our countertops are red... we just covered them after install to make sure they stayed pretty throughout construction|
9. We spent a couple of weekends looking for a decent range hood (and even tracked down a couple unsuccessful Craigslist leads) before deciding to turn to eBay.
10. I will leave you with our most recent update... Chris installing lights in the upper-upper cabinets.
As I finish typing this out, I can hear Chris in the kitchen with a hammer and nail gun... I'm not 100% sure what he's doing (door casings?) but I promise, promise, promise to keep you guys more in the loop (especially since we are close to finishing... pray for us).
What are you guys most eager to hear about? My tears of joy over the new pantry? How painters wanted us to sign over our future first born to paint the kitchen? How eBay saved the day with our range hood? Let me know!!