Last Sunday my parents unexpectedly watched Lillian for the day. What a treat! Instead of slothing around like we usually do, I wanted to get some kitchen remodeling projects wrapped up. Our Japanese guest Kayoko arrived to stay with us Thursday and that motivated me to get a lot of things done last week!
After a delicious, inexpensive, large portioned lunch at Lavash Cafe, Alex and I measured, measured, measured, then cut and installed the toe kicks. I can't believe we waited so long for this little finish job. It was pretty quick and makes the cabinets look much more complete.
Then I was inspired to cover the gaping hole above the stove. I tested whether a piece of cork would fit. With a little modification (cutting off the 'tongue' on one side) it did! Alex pulled out the finish nailer and fastened it into place.
That only leaves two projects: countertops and trim. Alex has the Concrete Countertops Made Simple book out of the library again and I overheard him telling Kayoko that he will build them this summer. I'll believe it when I see it. ;)