Let me preface this by saying it’s not finished. Not even close. We’re still waiting on tile and a few drawer pulls. We can’t hang the range hood thing until the wall is tiled. We haven’t picked out sconces yet. (My fault. I can’t commit.) There’s one cabinet that still needs a door; it’s a weird space that we knew we’d have to tweak somehow so it would work. I didn’t even clear off counters or anything away before taking pictures. Let’s not get started on how long it has been since I last mopped the floor because it has been so long that I truly don’t know.
But. Behold! Kitchen!
Forgot what it looked like before? Allow me to remind you.
This is why before photos are so great. I forget just how bad things were and in the midst of the chaos I’m like, WHY ARE WE DOING THIS WHAT WERE WE THINKING JUST BURN IT TO THE GROUND, and then I see that pic and I’m like, ah yes. Worth it. Worth every stressful second of it.
We are still sorting out where food and things should go–the pantry is far from organized right now–but so far we are really happy with this new setup. I made flatbread last night to go with our dinner (we tried Design Mom’s crock pot chicken gyros) and got to knead dough on my new counters for the first time. It was heavenly to actually have space where I could do that!
David and I are both dreading the day that we know will eventually come: most of the walls and ceiling still need to be sanded and prepped for paint. Yuck.
But we’re sooooo close! And the day it’s done will be the happiest of my life. Okay, maybe not the happiest. Our wedding day, the births of our children, then the day we finished our kitchen reno. Third best day ever ain’t too shabby.
It’s gonna be so good. I can’t wait.