Yea, it's been a while. But a few weeks ago, the lighting situation was completed.
First, you may recall the old chandelier:
Awful huh? Well, I like to think this is much better:
Yea, that's better. When we did all our shopping for the kitchen, we also purchased some pendent lights to hang over the island. It was a busy summer and we hadn't gotten around to getting them installed. But, they have finally been hung!
Here's the (messy) before.
And, although not quite the same angle I think you can still get the idea, the after:
Finished the room off, don't you think?
I have a plan to paint the kitchen before Christmas, at which point I'll also clean it and have a whole bunch of final pictures (hopefully). Of course, the cabinets still need to be straightened and the slow close thingys still need to be put on. But, one thing at a time...not like we've been working on this since... ya know, MAY, or anything.