We are off and running (well, slowly walking) with our kitchen project. Poor Thommmee does not know if he is coming or going. He likes to focus on one small task at a time while I like to keep the big picture in sight.
He was anxious to paint the ceiling. After all of his hard work cleaning off the popcorn, it seemed to him the most logical next step. I thought we should select the wall color first but he was adamant that he was painting it white!
It will be a white ceiling.
Halfway through the painting, we realized we would should have the electrician out. (sigh) You have to remember we are complete novices at this. Although I am trying to research everything I can find, I expect we will have a huge learning curve.
We are getting two estimates and waiting to hear from a third. In the meantime we are faced with this mess:
While we wait, I decided to take some of the advice I came across and select a sample of paint to try. The idea is get a sample, paint a part of the wall and see how it looks during various times of the day. Great idea! I thought a buttery cream/yellow would look so nice.
I hated it.
(I also hated to cover my lovely stencils!)
Back to the drawing board. Wow! This is harder than I thought. We decided to try the palest gray since we have stainless steel appliances.
Winner. We both loved it.
We had to keep in mind the darker floor we had chosen (and even agreed upon).
We then stopped to look at cabinet hardware and may have decided on this reasonably priced handle.
And of course we will need to match the hinges.
While we were exploring Home Depot we found this little item and just couldn’t help laughing (sorry if I offended anyone)
(a lighted toilet seat???)
I think we will pass on this.
So…back to the electricians.
The first guy got it the worse. Since I had no clue of pricing, what to expect, or what questions/options were available in our budget, I was looking for a little education. He was just not comfortable with that. He wanted us to tell him exactly what we wanted. I could not get any information on pricing or real suggestions from him. That made it difficult because of the many options out there. Tract lights, recessed lighting, pendants….I just could not tell him what I wanted until I knew the differences in prices. He had a great review on Yelp but was not a good educator. This morning I emailed him pictures of what I think I want. Waiting to hear back.
The next guy was full of ideas. He explored many options, prices ranges, and was very creative. I liked that. I think we might use him but still waiting for the other estimate. The third guy is supposed to come tomorrow but I may cancel him. Not sure.
So all in all things are going well. It will be a slow process. Thanks for all the support and encouragement!
Until next time…from….