It's almost done!! Last weekend Mike and spent all day Saturday painting the kitchen and the last wall in family room. We bought some plywood to do shelves above the windows and my plan is to move a majority of nicknack's up. I just don't like clutter, and since the last kitchen was so BIG, I had things to fill the space without it being cluttery. In this microscopic kitchen, my space fillers are now clutter, ugh. I found a beautiful stain for the wood (I'm just not into painted wood) and Mike finished staining the shelves last weekend too. Nothing got put up though. No shelves, no curtains, and not the wrought iron roosters I bought.
This weekend he's been at Boy Scout camp with our two oldest boys, so nothing done yet this weekend either (aside from some cleaning, which is always needed in a large family....) I'm still so amazed that taking the hideous grape border down made such a huge difference in the kitchen. Mike and I both swear it makes the kitchen seem bigger...yes, it could be just wishful thinking on our parts, but I'm going with it!
My goal, when he gets home, is to get those shelves up and determine how we're going to do the curtains. He doesn't think the way I'm envisioning it will work because my curtain things from Ikea will bow the shelves. I'd like to think he's wrong, but on matters such as this, he's usually right (darn it!). So, we'll have to play around with it to see what's going to work best.
I'm just excited to have another room almost complete! Picture to come - the camera is at Boy Scout camp too, lol.