It's actually all coming together... no joke!! This week various people have been in and out working on all the finishing pieces. Changing doors out, hardware on new doors, hardware on cabinets, new lighting, grout, final coat of paint, microwave put in. This will be my final post before I do a full reveal! I know I've said it, it's freakin amazing! They joked that the photographer is scheduled for this afternoon to take pictures for print! My favorite was Monday morning when the cabinet maker and the guy that did the first part of the work, Chris, walked in and were dumbstruck! I overheard them say "Whoa, this place looks incredible." It's certainly been a journey. I started to come apart at the seams this week. Sheer exhaustion. Over the weekend we can live somewhat normally, cook a little, leave the coffee maker out, leave our dishes out. Come Monday morning it has to all be packed up and put away again. I just said to Mark "I think what I'm looking forward to most is leaving my coffee on the counter and having it be there every morning when I come out."
Here is a picture of what we've been living with in the dining room. Poor Rosie has learned the old adage "look, don't touch." She walks around saying "It's Mahks. Do not touch." I have really tried not to yell at her because it isn't her fault that all of the stuff is there. She is curious, she wants to know what it is. Of course it's dangerous, dirty and all that other good stuff!
We have gotten a little accustomed to using all the empty space; i.e. playing ball in the kitchen or letting her climb thru the empty cabinets. As this comes to an end, she's going to have to get used to some more changes. 'Mahk' won't be here every day, it will be quiet, and the cabinets will be filled and child proofed!
I mentioned the doors a while ago. We have not had hardware on them since they were installed about 2 months ago. That's been fun keeping Rosie out too. She is older, she can climb, she can see things on my craft desk and want to get to them. Which, of course, I do not want her to! This is something I have long been waiting for! None of the old door knobs worked. I can now close my craft room door!
Finally... a sneak at what the finishing touches look like! I am so in love with the hardware! We're working on the lighting a little still. Without the big globe light over the sink, there is a low light place by the DR. All the workspaces have plenty of light, it's the overall light is still too low for me.