Bob first took down our old hood fan (a dead mouse too!)...then removed the ceramic tiles and mudded what he could. Our carpenter still had to come and make that overhead cupboard smaller....so my painting was on hold for that corner....but I continued to paint the rest of the kitchen. During that time we had a new fridge and stove delivered.....sent back...and new ones delivered/installed. Still waiting for the carpenter, but keeping busy while he recuperated from knee surgery.
Bob installed pot lights in the overhang bulkhead, along with a new plug. The pot lights are on a dimmer switch and a beautiful addition to our kitchen.
I tried one paint colour....we were going from a deep medium green....wanted neutral, but with the tan floor it turned out too pink so before painting the WHOLE room...changed to another colour. Wwent with the same colour that's in the basement and two spare rooms...and bathroom! I love this colour...it's like a mud colour, and turns into a green'ish colour or grey colour depending on what else is in that room and the light coming in.