Mr. DIY is doing a fantastic job considering he's only spent a couple of weekends working on it this year. With me being sick and not being able to travel, plus he was working on our house trying to get it ready to sell this summer.
We decided that's not going to happen this year, so we turned our attention back to the mountain cottage and figured we could spend some time there while the weather is good and then when it gets cold again, we could finish up our house for next Spring.
I've made a lot of progress and am a lot better, but I still wouldn't be able to get the house ready to show even if the house was ready to put on the market.
Let's go back to where we started...You won't hurt my feelings if you tell me the kitchen at the Mountain Cottage was UG-LY.
Seriously, have you ever seen a kitchen in need of more help?
Here's the plan that was done for us where we purchased our cabinets. Mr. DIY is going to build some open shelving and a custom stained wood hood on the stove side.
We were all set to demo the kitchen when I realized that the closet in the kitchen(long story) would make a great pantry. So we took a couple of months to build a custom Vintage Style Pantry.
I'm so glad we built this before we got started because it holds a lot. We are using a low, wide dresser in the living room for our counter and prep area.
Once Mr. DIY got started, he had quite a job wiring for all the electrical and installed quite a few can lights. I don't know how the previous owners were able to see in the kitchen as it was really dark and only had 2 lights.
A couple of weekends ago, Mr. DIY came up by himself because the lawn hadn't been mowed in awhile and he painted the entire room a light blue. It's going to look great with the white cabinets.
The paint color is Topsail from Sherwin Williams. I'm so proud of myself because it was the first and only sample that I purchased!
After he painted, he cleaned up the entire kitchen and came home.
I really have a patient husband because he was all set to install cabinets, when I decided our Cottage Kitchen should have a plank ceiling. It took us about two weeks of priming and painting the boards at home to finish up. He made a special trip to the house to bring the boards up so that they'd have time to acclimate inside the house before he starts installing them tomorrow.
One thing being sick has taught me is that it will get done, when it gets done, but I still am looking forward to getting those cabinets in!
This is my first time here since May and the weather is really nice.
I hope you're having a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!