It looks pretty awesome, and it even works, too! LOL ! We also had the GE repair person out - the convection settings weren't working properly for us -- he instructed us to run the self-clean feature twice - we did it once, and it's worked great ever since. We just need to keep an eye on it so we get it taken care of completely while it remains under warranty. He did tell Dale that there was another person who was having a similar problem, and the 2xcleaning did the trick. we'll keep on top of that.
In other news, we've finally moved on to patching up the drywall. We spent the weekend piecing it all togher, and Dale did two sessions of filling, so now it's ready to get a nice smooth top coat, then we can paint. Here are some shots of various problem areas:
In the meantime, I'm going to have to figure out what to do with our entry now that the pocket door is gone. We've got a big blank wall that we aren't used to! I am looking at various ideas for built-ins, some type of mudroom approach. Here are a couple of favorites on my pinterest board:
Love the bench, hooks and shelves. Not sure if we have enough space to make the shelves deep enough to hold baskets, and besides, we have a ton of stuff for the shelves, so this is my front runner.