Give or take the kitchen is done except for that last 2%. My partner says the last 2% of any project is the hardest to finish but he is trying his hardest to complete it all.
Here is where our kitchen completion projects stand:
We ordered the backsplash tile, Tabarka Studios tile from Norberry Tile, last week. I had to drop the sample tile off for them to match. It will take 6-8 weeks for the tile to arrive and in the meantime I'm working on getting quotes from tile installers.
We have the four small ceiling lights for over the island, unfortunately we have discovered that the ceiling is slightly warped and we are going to need to get some of the dry wall replaced. The original plaster and lathe is still up there but one prior owner laid some plasterboard over it rather than deal with whatever damage it had and somehow, perhaps when we had that water problem during the upstairs bathroom renovation, the plasterboard has bowed. You can't see it just by looking at the ceiling but when the lamps would be hung they wouldn't be level with each other so it needs addressing. Bleh!
The wainscoting ceiling of the addition is primed as of last weekend and ready for painting. One lamp is installed and the other, an interesting chandelier from Egypt is hung so I can try to figure out how to reassemble the chains and glass drop pendents that hang from it. It is quite the puzzle.
We still haven't sorted out the final solution for the addition eating area. Right now we have my old kitchen table from my first apartment in there, which has two leaves and closes up quite small, as well as our preschooler's child's table. We layed out a rug there temporarily with an afghan and quilt for the new baby (born in August) to be able to roll around while I'm cooking. We found a fairly suitable table at David Smith last weekend, as well as some seating, but we weren't quite ready to commit as putting the table in will fill up all the great open space that we are enjoying of the new room. We will get there I'm sure, but for right now it seems like we are going to hold off.