I haven't blogged in about a month, but as you can see above...we've made some progress. I have found it verryyyy hard to multitask during this renovation (ie blogging, working out, etc). My house is a mess and there is stuff everywhere that has been displaced from the kitchen. I will get through it because I try to remember how blessed we are to be in a situation to renovate our kitchen, but I will tell you this: it's been hard and has taken about twice as long as I would have hoped and imagined. We are extremely lucky that we have family members helping us do everything from trim and cabinetry to plumbing and electrical. The concrete countertops were a shot in the dark, but didn't turn out too terrible. There are a decent amount of air bubbles and voids in the fronts of the counters, but we have ordered a concrete patch kit that is on its way. Stay tuned. Clayton and I have definitely learned a lot so far during this process. The biggest lesson i've learned is to never assume anything in your 1950's home is level, uniform, or a standard measurement. I would loveeeeee to say when we would be done....but in my last kitchen post I believe I said I would be done in the beginning of January. Well folks...Its looking like its going to be a couple weeks into february. I clearly have no concept of time either. :-)


  • Patch concrete and seal it
  • Recessed lighting 
  • Pendant lighting
  • Pantry and refrigerator surround trim and cabinet doors
  • Plumbing: Run water line to refrigerator, hook up dishwasher, install faucet and garbage disposal
  • Install stove (we've had the gas line installed finally)
  • Tile backsplash
  • Install floating shelves
  • Touchup paint

We are getting there! I can feel a home-cooked meal on the horizon!