Sunday, June 08, 2008

Nearly Done.

In case you forgot, this is what my kitchen looked like 4 weeks ago tonight.

This is what it looks like NOW:

I've started unpacking. I haven't gotten too far on the pegboard, but I will. I love my new, deep counter, and I love having so much light, and I love my stove and my fridge.

The Screaming Naked Rabbi planter is ensconced in his new spot.

Mitzi loves the new kitchen. She also likes that there aren't people around all day making loud, scary noises.

There are a few, small things yet to be done. The hood still needs to be installed over the stove. A wire box in the ceiling needs a cap. The shelves for the pantry (which I stained myself!) need to be secured in place. My pot rack for extra-large pans I don't use often needs to be rehung over the window in the pantry. And the floor in the new hallway to Norbert's room needs to be sanded and refinished. (Since the contractor has to sand/refinish floors at another job next week in the neighborhood, I told him to save himself a little trouble and just do ours when he had the machinery in the neighborhood.)

First meals? Last night we had pan-roasted salmon filets, roasted potatoes -- crispy, because of the convection oven --and stir-fried Mexican zucchini sauteed with lots of garlic and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Yum.

OK -- I've got to get some sleep. And I still have a million stained rags to pick up before going to work tomorrow.


Leslie said...

May no pots ever boil over or dry, may nothing ever be over or under cooked, may everything you make in your beautiful new kitchen be enjoyed in good health with friends and loved ones.

Myfanwy said...

Oh Joy Oh Bliss....what a beauty!...Screaming naked Rabbi..???

Angie said...

Your kitchen is fabulous, you have magnificent vision. I am so envious of you, not only did you design a wonderful kitchen, but you chose a contractor that did what he said he would do, ON-TIME! Such a rarity.

Sue said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Congratulations on surviving it all and seeing it through. It looks great. May you enjoy it a million times more than you even thought you would!

=Tamar said...

Beautiful! I envy that counter space.

Try to get advance warning for when he does come to sand the floor. There will be DUST. Put up the plastic door covers again!

anne marie in philly said...

mazel tov! may the meals prepared with joy in this kitchen be shared with those who love you and your family.

thanks for showing a "before" and an "after" picture. WOW! all that counter space; I am jealous!

happy cooking, aidan! :-)