I am now the official owner of a fully functioning kitchen! We don't have all the finishing details done yet, but at least we have countertops, running water, and appliances. I was able to download some pictures this weekend while my dad was here and I could borrow his downloader so that you can see the progress.
The breakfast area. We watched the Olympics every night while we worked.
The cabinets arrived and Jon installed them all. by. himself. I know, I was impressed too.
Cabinets in, but still no countertop or sink. Love the new LG appliances!
The breakfast area has now become cabinetry and an island. That light fixture is now gone too.
Eating dinner outside. Thankfully it was summer when this whole thing occured!
This is a tangent, but I had to include this one for my friend Carol. When I was still in HK, I had a bunch of curtains made. I had some cute fabric with embroidered aqua seahorses made into panels for my sunporch windows. When I got them back, I realized that they had sewn the curtains so that the seahorses were lying flat on their backs looking, well, dead. I did find a use for them, though. One of the panels is now over a table in our sunporch concealing the dog kennel underneath.
Jon making the island. I purchased the butcher block countertop from IKEA, and Jon made the base. I stained the base dark brown and we hung a pot rack over it. Jon also used old door hinges to attach the extra butcher block to the end of the island so now we can flip it up if we need extra space.
And this is what Maddie Rae did while Jon was building the island....a yogurt masterpiece.