The other big event in our lives (thought not nearly as important as the health of our niece) - the kitchen. Well folks, we're still working on it.
The cabinets are painted and the new hardware has been installed.
The walls are in progress. We have one coat applied, all we need to to is some trim work on the tallest part of our wall (vaulted ceiling) and touch ups in a few spots. You can't really tell from this photo, but the color is great. It seems so springy in here now.
Next up are the counter tops and floors. Oh, those pain in the ass floors!
So long nasty, cracked tile. Too bad you don't want to come up. See that? That's hard wood flooring. The previous owners installed the tile over the wood flooring. Unfortunately, they screwed the hardy board into the floors every. 4. inches. We were hoping to salvage the wood, but I'm beginning to have my doubts. I wanted to paint them. Our current plan is to get up a big enough area of tile (if we can - that stuff doesn't want to budge!) so that we can get a good idea on how the wood looks. If it's too damaged we'll replace the tile then install some type of floating flooring on top of the tile. Yes, that would make three layers of flooring in our kitchen. Yay us. Things never go as planned, so they?
I've created a flickr set of our progress if you want to see how the kitchen looked before.