When we left off last time (you can see that here) we had just finished creating the island and securing it to the floor. Now it was time to build it out with some finish carpentry.
He wrapped it with primed luan and used 1 x's for the trim/edges
Next he ran the electrical and put an outlet for the microwave behind the cabinet next to the stove.
So now we had a working microwave and a fully functioning island with a painted wooden top... just waiting for the granite.. and the next day he took off the ugly, green laminate back splash!!!!
That was the happiest day!! Even knowing it would be a couple of months before we would have the tile up, I didn't care.. the torn drywall looked BETTER to me than that green.! Hallelujah!
Next up - build two new cabinets to go above the stove. We had lots of discussions about what to do above the stove. We wanted to be able to center a cabinet above the stove and use a 36" stainless vent hood, but the cabinet above to the left didn't come over far enough.. Originally we were not going to use the shelf pieces that were there before, but we realized we needed them to fill the gaps.
Hubby reused a 1" strip of oak (once again) on the right side of the cabinet on the left, added the old shelf, added the new cabinet, then the other old shelf, and the larger new cabinet... and bam, nicely centered! It's coming together :)
Over the next few weeks we painted the island, built a pull-out garbage can drawer, and put a nice crown on top of the cabinets - of course using the crown we took down way back in March.
So much more going on in the kitchen, but this post would take forever to read if I put it all in here - heck, it's kind of too long as it is! Can I mark anything off the list? Well, I actually need to ADD to the list so I can mark it off - building upper cabinets, garbage drawer, and crown mold were not there, but really needs to be, right?
Add stainless steel back splash behind stove w/small shelf
New sink & faucet
Install new subway tile backsplash
New counter tops
New hardwood floors throughout kitchen/family room
Thanks again for reading! Next up will be the new granite counters and we'll start paining! Yay!