{the unkitchen} Kitchen Remodel Phase 4 – So Close I Can Taste It

The past two weeks, renovations have seemed slow, due to the fact of the insanely irritating process of sanding and varnishing of the hardwood floors throughout the entire house, completed in a total of three phases. Sure, they look great, NOW (except the GIANT scratches incurred when they moved the Galaga arcade game) but we had to move furniture around what seemed like every day, and move out for about a week.

The SHOCK! The HORROR! …of staying with my parents and their insanely comfortable and well-stocked in-law apartment, their freshly brewed coffee, their breakfasts of Swedish pancakes and crispy bacon each morning! It was, as you can probably tell, absolutely terrible. Oh wait. I meant, WONDERFUL. But all great things must come to an end so we are back at home inhaling toxic fumes from all the paint and varnish, waiting for something new to happen.

OK So there are appliances hanging out everywhere, but very few of them are actually installed. Small victory: a new fridge.(FINALLY a deli drawer large enough for all my salamis!)

Lights over the dining room future table area! (This was our bulb test.)

We picked this light bulb.

And then, out of nowhere, they called today and said a whole bunch of things are happening this weekend. Countertops, hoods, ranges, oh my. Dear friends, I think that my NEXT kitchen remodel update shall be the LAST!

The sound effects that accompany that last sentence: me making high-pitched dolphin-like squeals that go ee!eeee!!ee!!eee!

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5 Responses

  1. Kathleen says:

    Ohhh, where did those lights come from? They’re awesome!

  2. Marghi says:

    I like how in your picture your fridge looks like it’s smiling.

  3. Karen says:

    Hey Kathleen – the light fixtures are from City Lights in San Francisco and were actually pretty inexpensive. The bulbs are Marconi radio bulbs from Cliff’s Variety also in San Francisco.

    Marghi- I like that about the fridge too 🙂 Just like one of my favorite websites, “Happy Chair is Happy” http://objects.icanhascheezburger.com/

  4. Kathleen says:

    Thanks! I looove them! They’re the first lights my husband and I have agreed on! I just saw the post five- it all looks great!