Sunday, February 08, 2009

my new kitchen is almost done, and it's wonderful!

it's been a long haul, these last few weeks. and as Dave says, it has to get worse before it gets better. (at least, i think he was the one who said that!) i will say that ripping apart and making a HUGE mess remodeling the kitchen has not been as bad as i thought it would be. we haven't eaten as many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as i originally thought we would, either. however, egg sandwiches are another matter altogether...
remodeling the kitchen has required some flexibility on my part, as you can well imagine. besides having to look at the naked dishwasher, there was the minor detail of working around all the drill bits, screws, glue guns, levels, drills, shims and miscellaneous tools and shelves strewn about. good luck on finding that bowl or spatula that you really need to finish cooking dinner...




but in the end, it is all worth it. well worth it! Dave has done an amazing job, plus he's very thorough and meticulous, and as a result, the kitchen looks outstanding! i really like how this window over the kitchen sink turned out. Dave is an excellent finish carpenter!


all the base cabinets are in, and when the counter top comes in, we can install the rest of the upper cabinets. (they will be at the extreme left in this photo. you can't really see that spot.) for now I'm functioning with some plywood and cardboard counters, but it sure is a huge improvement over what i had before! Dave will temporarily install my sink sometime this week, and it will surely be a relief to have a sink in the kitchen again!




this is the other side of the kitchen. i decided to hang the tin Noah's ark sculpture between the windows. i like the way that looks, but there is still a dilemma about where to put the clock. there is still some work to be done on our checklist, but the bulk of it is done, at least until the counter top comes in. then I'll get my remaining 3 cabinets, and have just a little bit more storage room. the majority of food stuff is out of the hutch, and i will begin to slowly bring down all my mother's china and other kitchen things that have been packed away in the attic for the last 17 months.



although, the question begs to be asked, if I've survived without all that stuff this long, do i really need it at all? i could just have a yard sale, and sell the boxes for $20 each. that could help pay for all the cabinet knobs and drawer pulls, which were outrageously expensive. I'll have to give that some thought...






4 comments:

Christina said...

The kitchen looks amazing! You must be so excited to have it (nearly) done!

Wanda said...

WOW! I imagine your new kitchen is a dream come true for you. The yellow paint and the tin panels remind me of the bright morning sun, so warm and inviting. Just in time for celebrating Spring! I knew I would enjoy following your blog.

Angie said...

Wow, it is looking fantastic!

As for your last paragraph, it is amazing what we can live without..but convenience sure is nice! :)

Muthering Heights said...

It look wonderful! It must feel so good to have everything FINALLY settled in there!

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