Yep. We’re starting our 11th week of this kitchen renovation, and nothing changed this week. Well, except 10+ weeks of eating out every day has made me gain a few pounds, so there’s that.
We actually do have some good news, though: the counters are being installed on Friday! YAY! Once the counters go in, our contractor will come back to hook up the sink and dishwasher, finish up a few other small details, and we’ll finally, finallyyyyyy be fully functional and able to cook at home! You have no idea how badly we want to eat a home-cooked meal!
So next week’s update should be a good one: countertops!!! We will absolutely have some sneak peeks on snapchat (I’m burritosbubbly, if you want to follow along and be friends!) and instagram (burritosbubbly). Stay tuned!
Now that our kitchen renovation is wrapping up (sort of), we’re starting to think about what’s next. As much as we would love to take a break from projects, we still have a couple of rooms that we haven’t touched at all since we moved in last fall, including our family room. When we first moved in, we thought it would make a good playroom for Joey but now we’ve decided to turn our guest room into a playroom and use the family room as an office and hang out room — with a second TV, a couple chairs in front of the fireplace… and maybe a BAR?! Because every 1960s home needs a bar, right?!
Maybe it’s not practical but I’m allowed to daydream. In my dreams the bar is my own girly escape where the champagne is always flowing and there’s pina coladas on tap (ugh, can you imagine?!). It would be a little midcentury, a little tiki, and of course colorful. I turned to Chairish.com for inspiration, because they have everything I could ever need to set up my own home bar. I was inspired first by these pretty midcentury barstools that have such a unique and interesting shape. From there, I found the amazing 1940s tiki bar (in love!!), some fun and colorful sets of bar glasses, gorgeous sconces for lighting and cheerful art. Plus every bar needs a brass pineapple ice bucket!
Also, a big fat nothing has happened in our kitchen. We’re just going back and forth with Lowe’s trying to find out when our countertops will be installed. They appear to be in no hurry, so unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about that.