So all the shiny stuff has been installed...all the cabinet hardware and the light fixture. Yay!!
Fortunately a little wood putty and some matching paint will take care of it. We still need to adjust the door a little bit, or I should say the hubbs needs to because I have absolutely NO patience for it.
Unlike my waistline, my kitchen remodel list is shrinking, yahoo! The majority on the list is either on hold due to budget or waiting for Spring weather. My window treatment had to be redone because I didn't like the fabric I had selected after all. No worries the fabric I purchased can be repurposed for quilting. My DIY art project is coming along nicely. It is not difficult or time consuming but I have only had a few minutes intermittently to work on it. It is mostly all about the pretty stuff and accessorizing. The good thing is I can shop my hoard stash chatchkes and bric-a-brac-- so no additional cost is involved.
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- REPAIR THE EXTERIOR WALL FROM INSTALLING A SMALLER WINDOW--
IN PROGRESSOn hold due to budget and weather. This is now moved to Spring. Install sink (part of the counter top fabrication )DONE!! Plumbing!DONE!! Install garbage disposalDONE!!
- Paint and install the new entry door On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
Purchase door hardware-- DONE!!
- Install door hardware, including kick plate On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
- Add a peephole to the door since it is windowless On hold due to weather. This is now moved to Spring.
- Trim work (doors, the window, baseboards,
crown molding and cabinet toe molding) On hold due to budget
- Purchase additional tile for back splash--expanded project (aka scope creep), now need to tile sink aside and food prep/ cook side On hold due to budget
- Install tile back splash On hold due to budget
Purchase shelves for open shelving storage between wall cabinet and pantry, as well as, above the sink.DONE! Install shelvesDONE! Install the refrigeratorDONE! Install the stoveDONE! Purchase end panel for dishwasher installation-- DONE!! Purchase and install a dishwasher--DONE! Purchaseand install cabinet hardware----DONE! Purchase ceiling medallion--DONE! Install the ceiling medallion and chandelier--DONE! Decide on window treatment--DONE!! Orderand SEW fabric for window valance/ curtains/ shade--IN PROGRESS Paint mobile island/ cart and purchase/ DIY 1 or 2 kitchen stools Sadly there will be no island or bar stools due to space constraints
- DIY some wall art --IN PROGRESS
- Accessorize--IN PROGRESS
- Cook, bake and ENJOY the finished kitchen!
The next project on the list is the dining room. I know I said we were gonna wait but there will be (hopefully) minimal cost. The biggest cost will be leveling the floor and installing the vinyl flooring. I know it isn't a typical choice for a dining room but it is also the main entry to my house and there is a lot of traffic, so I want something easy to clean. I am going to repaint the entire room. I have a new light fixture which was FREE and it is GORGEOUS! There is a repurposed furniture project planned for the dining room, I may try to make slipcovers for my 2 parson's chairs and I need to reupholster the 2 arm chairs. Oh and paint the table base. And organize the storage closet in the dining room. HAHA--so lots of things to keep me busy.
What is on your to-do list?