The backsplash was grouted today. In addition, the peanut gallery spoke up and said I maybe-should-have-considered-a-little-bit having them redo the mosaic, to make it fill in the space where the cut tiles are above it. That would entail adding one more row of 2″ tiles along the top two sides of the mosaic and pushing the pencil out around the top, essentially to make an 18″ mosaic instead of a 15.5″ one (grout has to act as filler). BUT, would it look a little too high in the space if we did that? I suspect it would need to be lowered about 0.5-1,” and that would throw the entire backsplash design off, because the bottom tiles are cut at the same level all the way around. So it would only work if the mosaic could be enlarged in its current space. Otherwise, we love it the way it is. If anyone has an opinion, NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP. Comments welcome.
Backsplash of self-doubt. It should be noted that the design was worked around my request of a 15" mosaic.
The beam was stained again today, and is an improvement over yesterday.
Some red color was added to the beam stain. Touch ups needed.
Paint touch ups are in progress; a big paint bubble was scraped off the wall to be repaired and areas around the dining room door where the tape removed paint were prepped.
The new faucet handles and strainer were installed today. The cross-style handles completely change the look of the faucet.
Bronze strainer and cross faucet handles.
So the list remains: paint touch-ups, cabinet touch-ups, granite sealant touch-ups, holes-in-ceiling touch-ups, hook-up disposal, level refrigerator, ask about space in wall next to beam, center light fixture over sink, make mosaic decision, clean and seal backsplash, check faucet drip, clean residue off oven, install floor transition between kitchen and dining room, straighten center light fixture, clean countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Pendant light fixtures are still on backorder until mid-August.
What happens with this space at the end of the beam?
I do have a working dishwasher, and can start washing dishes at any time.