WE ARE DONE! it took EXACTLY 5 weeks. and it is DONE! as of 30 minutes ago!!!
this week our stairs were stained...
the pendant lights were hung over the sink (LOVE!)
dishwasher installed. so, i think it's a "mini" dishwasher. def smaller than my old one :/ i was so focused on it being QUIET and the drawers sliding easily, that i didn't pay close enough attention to the size. oh well! that's what i get for designing/picking everything on my own...
then the stairs/railings were painted.
we have a back staircase, too. so it *had* to be painted also!
and the finished kitchen.
(this one was before the backsplash was finished. obviously.)
we could NOT be happier. now we look forward to USING it and blessing OTHERS with it!