Done! Well, it was actually done a few days ago but I wanted to post a clean photo. The cabinet painters had a marathon session on Saturday and by seven that night the kitchen was done! I was very happy and ready to go to bed and dream about the time it would be put together again but Scott had a great idea. Why not go to Home Depot, rent a carpet cleaner, clean up all night long and then we'll be done! I was not as jazzed about trying this but I was looking forward to moving everything back into place so we did it.
Somehow the girls, who wake up when the neighbors roll over at night, slept through the vacuuming session - a true miracle. We finally hopped into bed at 3:30 when the floors were clean, the dust was wiped and the rooms like they hadn't been bombed. Staying up so late reminded me of being in college again but way, way less fun! OK, it was kind of fun to get everything done. It was NOT fun knowing that the girls were not going to let us sleep in. The fact that we'll have three teenagers at once is somewhat less scary knowing that they're finally going to sleep in!
So here's Scott doing his best teenage girl impression (I guess it would be a better teenage girl impression if he were texting instead of talking) in our new kitchen. The white makes everything look so, so much bigger and I love pretending the kitchen is gigantic. The blue on the walls is, luckily, NOT this scary in real life but I have to admit, even I think it's a little, um, blue. Now the fun part. I have to shop for some accessories to tie in the floor with the rest of the kitchen. Any ideas?