With all the construction workers out now we're in control of finishing up this project. You can see from the update a few days ago that the pink tile is out, the wall is gone and two posts were put in its place. It room has drastically changed. Steven and I sit on the floor of the kitchen and try to imagine what it use to look like. It is almost a figment of our imagination. Luckily we remembered to take before pictures to remind us (this is the step we usually forget).
We had a few hiccups with the remodel but now were back on track. One of the major hiccups was finding out the wall between the kitchen and dining room was a load bearing. We replaced it with one post to hold the beam but decided to add a second post to even out the room. Between the posts we plan on hanging a table as a built in. We purchased a table top that is actually an framed antique door. The goal, as always, is to put something where it is least expected. I've started looking at chandeliers for above the table but I know there are a lot of things to get done before we even get to the table, let alone decorative lighting. The next step though, now that we're done painting, is to put the cabinets in and then tile this weekend. By the way we discovered some exceptional paint called FastHide. It dries in an hour which allowed us to paint the whole room twice in one evening. It saved us some of our lost time for our contractor woes.