Our new kitchen floor is so shiny that it's quite hard to photograph. It's like a sleek and beautiful skating rink -- well, one with muddy footprints already tracked all over it. (Seriously -- who did that? I thought things were supposed to be getting more civilized around here. This is why we can't have nice things!)
Anyway, footprints notwithstanding, I am THRILLED. This was a major, major development at 3820. We have been anticipating this floor for, well, years... and it looks amazing. The variegated shades of gray are just what I hoped for. Unfortunately they don't show up well in these photos, but you can trust me on it. Or just come over and see for yourself! (Just give me enough notice to scrub the floor before you arrive. And bring your rollerskates!)
FYI the log wall still needs to be stained and chinked. The faux barn door S recently built (above) is actually covering the hole of the original cabin's original front door. (The house was reconfigured MANY times in the past 125-150 years.) The faux door will be stained to match the logs. We considered using log veneers to make it look as though that doorway were never there, but we don't have any veneers left and this is a piece of the house's history. We can always come back and close it off very easily if we change our minds someday.
The final electrical and plumbing inspections are scheduled for Tuesday. If we get the approvals, we can insulate and close up the walls and ceiling! Then it will really look (and function!) like a room. I can't wait to get all the appliances and lights and everything all hooked up. We probably won't completely "finish" the kitchen in the next few weeks, but it will at least have the basics up and running.
YES. YES YES YES. Big smiles all around!