Dear Diary: Kitchen work is progressing faster than I’d anticipated. There’s something to be said about contractors who show up promptly at 8:30AM and then work non-stop (with time off for lunch) until 4:30PM. Here’s today’s progress report:
First, the sheet rock back-splash was spackled and smoothed. Previously, this area was paved with subway tile. This time around, I’ll either paint the backsplash, or frame it, ala Julia Child, with painted pegboard. Oh, the pleasant possibilities of a no-tile backsplash!
Next, the wall oven cabinet was set into place. Unfortunately the opening for the ovens was not cut to the vertical dimensions I’d requested when ordering the cabinet. But Mark Wagner, the head contractor, said he’d “fix” the opening to meet my requirements. I want the middle of the top oven to be positioned at eye-level. That’s my eye-level.
More work: Door and drawer pulls were screwed into place on all of the cabinets. I selected simple round, nickle-colored pulls.
A close up of the pulls.
Also, moulding was cut to crown the upper bank of cabinets. The moulding will be installed tomorrow.
Oh. I’ve changed my mind about the “Alpina White” counter top I showed you in yesterday’s diary. The sample I brought home photographed more brown than white. Consequently I’ve selected Silestone’s “Lyra.” Lyra quartz is stark white with pale gray veining. It’s very “Victorian”-looking, too, and appropriate, I think, for this Federal/Victorian house.
I look forward to showing you tomorrow’s progress. I think this kitchen is almost finished!