It’s been almost six months since we moved into our San Bernard home, and we’re finally getting to the point where I can call a few rooms done. I have a few tweaks here and there, like accessories and decor to finish, but the main construction is through and I can sit back and relax a little! The kitchen has truly been a labor of love. From building the cabinets, finding the perfect pantry door (and installing shelving), sourcing truly vintage appliances and tweaking my open shelving display I have definitely had my fair share of work in here. It’s all worth it though. I love this room.
My favorite part is still the island. The stainless steel top is spectacular. I roll out dough, chop veggies, process meat, do art projects with Charlie, pretty much everything here! And it’s super easy to wipe down. I love that the microwave is off the counter, I found a square galvanized bin at the flea market to toss my recycling in, and have three great little nooks for my cutting boards, napkins bibs and rags, and recipe books.
Things are also looking more cohesive with that chippy, vintage screen door.
Of course I still have a few tweaks in store, but nothing really major. I’d love to find/build a new dining table in a medium wood tone and ditch the painted one, as much as I enjoy it. We just need something that wipes down a bit more easily with a toddler and a baby on the way.
And while I adore these tractor seat stools, they’re just a touch too big and heavy to be very useful in here. I’m looking for some nice metal leg numbers, maybe with leather tops. Or I’ll get lucky and find some vintage soda shop stools!
I’ll have a great spot for them by the grill once we actually finish (or better yet, start!) our brick patio. In other not as exciting news, we did finish putting up all the cedar trim, and hung our master bedroom door that separates it from the living room.
Crazy stuff right?! But it does look a lot cleaner, and it helps set my mind at ease to know things are really finishing up. It looks more like a house than a construction zone. I also landed on a good floor cleaning system for my concrete floors. I’d struggled for so long with a hazy white film after mopping the floors and it bugged me to no end. If you also have concrete and notice the haze, I mop once with diluted fabuloso, then after it dries mop it again with Seventh Generation floor polish. I know, I know, who wants to mop twice?! But it doesn’t take forever, it’s kind of a good workout, and I no longer have to stare at shabby looking floors. Now they actually look clean!
We’re still debating on a coffee table. I think we’ll probably hold off until there aren’t any toddlers running around throwing toys everywhere. Charlie’s favorite activity is to tackle dad on the rug, so we use the open space.
Anyway, that’s my rambling of the day! Three finished rooms I’d already blogged about 😉 But hey, they’re updated! I’m going to go through and update the photos from my house tour to keep things fresh. Otherwise, happy Wednesday to you all!