I accomplished a bit on the kitchen this weekend, after I cleaned my studio.
The doorway between the kitchen and pantry is almost finished, I just have to clean the excess grout off and brush a gray wash on what remains.
It's meant to look as if the stone wall was there first, that the hole for the doorway was punched into it and bricks were used to shore up gaps where the stones were pulled out. I'm not sure yet if I'm satisfied with the result.
After the doorway was complete I acted on a whim and made the back side of the too-deep chimney look as if an outdoor fireplace in poor repair had been bricked up. First I had to chip away a layer of plaster and egg carton stone, which was a real mess and blanketed my freshly cleaned studio with a new layer of fine, white dust. C'est la vie.
My original plan was to house electrics in the chimney, so I built it deep enough to be accomodating. Once plans changed the depth of the chimney looked odd....now it doesn't.
I won't grout the brick here until I've finished the brick on top of the repaired chimney, which can't be built until the roof is installed, which can't be installed until a handful of other things are done first.
I'll close with a gratuitious cat picture for Susan, because she's not feeling good today.