I got up early and installed the last 5 kitchen cabinets this morning. The countertops are temporary. I'll wash all my dishes tonight and start figuring out where things will go. There will be empty cabinets when I'm done. I no longer have a matching set of anything that isn't chipped, dented, or scratched. Maybe Santa will remedy that.
Looking from the dining room
The behemoth is a lot more in scale now that the other cabinets are in place.
Temporary countertops cut from cheap cheap cheap wafer board. The laminate should be here by October 12, probably next week.
I should have inspected all the cabinets before installing them. Wouldn't you know, the one cabinet with a defect is the one I hung on the end. I may cover this with an end panel, or fix it with some glue, a clamp, and a lot of cursing.
I love the floors. I really hope I can keep them natural.
This afternoon's project...leveling out the future patio site. From what I've been told, the pavers (122 of them for roughly $10) will be available within 2 weeks. They're 12" x 12" and gray. I'm not thrilled with the color, but from previous experience, I know I can stain them. I'll be using brick from the gully and stones from all over to build a short wall and inlay between the pavers. It's going to be fabulous, next spring.
It's 61 and partly sunny. 20% chance of rain all evening and part of Saturday. I'm done in the kitchen for now. Carla is coming over this afternoon to give me suggestions on the walls. I didn't want to, but I have to use some sort of texture. The plaster is just too far gone where the old cabinets were. It'll drive me crazy seeing bumps and divots where I had expected smooth. We're thinking orange peel.