Tuesday I bought 3 yards of Waverly fabric and made a skirt for my sink. I wanted a warm floral print that would blend well with the woodwork and have yellow tones that would match the paint color. (Oh - yes, note the yellow paint above.)
Adam finished the two counters on either side of the stove. I'm very proud of his work. He was dissatisfied because he's not a carpenter nor a craftsman with wood. But he did his best, and I think the quarter-round looks quite good! Again, stained (Early American 230 is the color), with 3 coats of polyurethane.
In spite of putting a tight elastic in a casing on the top of the skirt, the middle still sags a little. (It's attached on the sides with loops on hooks on the sides of the sink.) My solution was to put a small thumb tack through the fabric, into the sink front, to lift it up. It worked well.
Here's a close-up of the fabric:
Regarding the issue of the overhead bump-outs, we did bash through the bottom of it to see what was inside ...
And ... there are finished walls in there! Yay! So the bump-outs will be removed.
Adam also worked on the trim around the doors and walls.
I still have painting to do, as you see.
Adam stained and sealed his bread table too. It looks so nice:
I was thinking ... after the kitchen is finished the back door will definitely be the ugliest thing in the room.
Adam was thinking the same thing. So he sanded away a bit of the icky paint and found underneath some lovely tight-grained pine. He will sand the door down to wood, stain and seal it. We're staining and sealing so many things, I hope we don't forget and stain and seal each other, haha!
The next step is going to Lowe's and buying 1x12 pine boards for the shelves. Adam will make brackets himself. Much staining and sealing will occur. I will paint the walls ... and paint, and paint. I do think once we bite the bullet and start that last hurdle, it will go quickly. Here's hoping!