Oh yeah! There's some stuff happening and I like what I see.
Now, things are definitely in a state of flux; the placement of all the tables is just temporary and the rangetop is just sitting on top of an old IKEA dining table for now. But do I care? No I do not. Because the stove is officially open for business! Let's boil something!
Next steps include:
- Cutting down and installing the steel backsplash (which we got for free!) behind the stove
- Hooking up the pot filler faucet
- Finding a temporary solution for the wall oven (until we build it in to the left of the stove)
- Finishing the chinking between the logs.
And clearly there's a lot to do in this corner... and up the stairs. We're not there yet, but we're well on our way.
My favorite things are the planked walls, the big window and the ceiling beams. Actually, I think I'm going to love most everything about it once it's done someday. For now, I'm just thrilled to be this far along and to have a STOVE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS! Until it was hooked up yesterday, we'd been stoveless for 3 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Post script: In case you are wondering, yes there's a distinct line running down the middle of the floor. Half of the floor had been covered by plastic and barrier paper for protection, and the other half had just been covered by the paper. The plastic held some moisture underneath it which darkened the concrete, so when all the protective layers were removed, that half was darker than the other. Over time, it should even out. But clearly we were distressed when we first made the discovery!
So, what do you think? Are you starting to see the vision come together?