The guest room walls finally have their second coat of paint, which allowed us to rearrange some furniture - I'll post some pictures in the next few days.
The kitchen cabinets and counters are now fully installed. The drawers and doors that are missing are still waiting for paint and for their hardware to get cleaned up and installed. We used the scraps of the butcher block to make shelves which will get installed to the left of the small cabinet. Although the shelves will get mounted to the two uppers, we'll use some antique corbels underneath for looks - but along with gluing up and waterloxing the shelves we need to strip the corbels, so it may be a while before we get them up.
|as it stands today|
|before: the corner in question is to the left|
Tomorrow I'll start the waterlox on that last counter, and in two weeks (5 coats + cure time) I'll have countertops - which aside from the island, I haven't had in a year. Exciting!
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention what happened in Boston today. I lived there for a number of years (I bought and restored my first house there when I was 22, a little Victorian), and it's one of my favorite places on the planet. It's incredibly heartbreaking, and my thoughts go out to everyone affected . . .