The walls are primed! The range hood is up! (Well, almost... obviously this is an in-progress shot.)
And what's that? A faux ceiling beam made from original joists? Why, yes, it is! That S is a genius.
The priming bit of a painting project is always alarming to me, as the grayish-white color just zaps the life out of everything. I'm looking forward to seeing it covered with real paint. I'm actually sad that I probably won't be helping with that. Not only do I feel bad that S is working solo these days, I also kind of enjoy painting and the dramatic change you get to see in a few short hours. (Please don't ask me to help you paint though, unless we're like really close friends and I owe you money or something.)
Maybe the kitchen will be done enough in time to bake some Christmas cookies? Or at least make some Christmas mac and cheese? (I've had a craving for some old fashioned, gooey, horribly unhealthy Velveeta Shells 'n Cheese for eons, but have had no way to boil water for over three years now.)