Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Came Early!

One of the things that I have lamented on a regular basis about since we bought this house is the kitchen. When we bought the house all I wanted was a dishwasher. That meant redoing the electric and the water supply lines. After those were done it was the matter of getting the cabinets. Those took twice as long as they told us they would. But this week allllll that changed.

Let's go back to the beginning.

Our kitchen was blue. Very, very blue. No under the sink storage. Nope we had a radiator.

We owned a dishwasher. It just was sitting in a box in a corner of the foyer for just under a year now.

Refrigerator randomly floating on a wall by itself? Check.

Which also meant where the refrigerator was "supposed" to go (in 1947 when the cabinets were installed) was a random waste of space.

For a year we have had this kitchen. NO MORE!!!!!!!

Now I am going to show you some in progress pictures. We are not done by any means. There is a long way to go. But after a long weekend of us redoing the floors and having our contractor here for 2 days here is where we are now.

It is still a construction zone- which is how I know it's my house. Every time I walk into the kitchen I feel like I somehow ended up in another person's house. It is truly amazing!

There was some rain on my parade in a big kind of way.

Mystery leak solved. While that is a good thing -it isn't fixed yet AND I have a big hole in my ceiling. I think besides the fact that we have a hole in the bathroom sink drain there is the disappointment that this is overshadowing the joy we had in making such progress in the kitchen. Plumber is coming tomorrow. We will see what he has to say. In the meantime a quick before and after is warranted I think!

I will try to give a list soon of what still needs to be done. I need to go stare at my beautiful kitchen some more! Woo hoo!!



  1. Oh my gosh Rosemary! That is amazing! I can't wait to see your finished kitchen.. those floors look awesome by the way. Did you redo them yourselves?? very impressive! -Nika

    1. Thank you! We did redo them ourselves. Since we had done the floors upstairs we figured that was one thing we could definitely take on and save some money on! Plus they look so much better than the old icky floors! You will have to come visit sometime!! We all would love to see you!