Okay, so I've been holding out on publishing more posts about the reno because:
1/ I thought my blog was starting to get lopsided content, boring myself with the ongoing saga of the progress or lack thereof;
2/ I was waiting to get everything in place for a final reveal. But the fact of the matter is that with two kids, the start of school, adjustment to a new schedule and the reality of back to work for hubster, the kitchen remains a work-in-progress. We're about 85% there, but the final 15% may take the next few months.
So gentle, patient readers [(but I use that term loosely, because I suspect my reading community is not necessarily so gentle or old-fashioned :)]here is an update, sans backsplash or much needed- pendant over the table:
Now we have this:
Here's a close-up of my beloved sink where I spend countless hours wiping away the droplets, as heaven forbid any watermarks make themselves permanent. Who'd ever thought I would get this particular over a stainless steel box?
For the backsplash, I'm thinking glass tiles, the mini-subway tiles, perhaps in an aqua/blue/green colour. Hubster, on the other hand, is thinking mosaics. In either case, we need a backsplash quickly, as just yesterday I somehow managed to get sticky rib sauce not only on the top of my head and my lower back, but also the island cupboard and the frickin' ceiling, when I was trying to baste the darn ribs. Don't ask. Needless to say, I need more practice in my stellar kitchen.
For the light fixture, we're leaning toward something along these lines:
So, the question of the day: We have a beautiful harvest table that we inherited from Ian's parents. I think it was used as a schoolhouse table at one point. It's an antique piece, and used to be his table growing up. And it's quite rare, especially the fact that it's made from two solid planks. Here it is a bit closer up, check out the square nails:
We're not so sure it goes with our new kitchen. We're thinking of getting dark espresso bar stools for the island, and espresso kitchen chairs. This may or may not go with the harvest table. Alternatively we could refinish the table in a darker stain. Which would be more kid-friendly too.
Anyway, what do YOU think we should do? Should it stay or should it go?