The kitchen remodel....oh what a great adventure that was. The hubby decided to do this project in the dead of winter, right after Christmas. But it's the only time he can take vacation, and we had been planning this project pretty much since the day I moved in. The kitchen was outdated. The house was built in 1941. And man-o-man the layers of history that we uncovered during this project, DISGUSTING and interesting at the same time.
Time Duration- 2 weeks!
So here is BIG project #1, the kitchen.
|Kitchen table Nook!|
|This is looking into our living room from the kitchen sink.|
|On the other side of the fridge is the back door, and it blocked all the sunlight.|
I guess you can say small and outdated....
The original plan was to purchase new cupboards. But me being the "crafty and frugal" one, I convinced the hubby to try and "redo" them. I figured if it didn't work or we didn't like them, we were only out paint and time.
Phase 1- Demolition!
|The boys started while I was at work, so I didn't hafta see the mess? Yeah RIGHT! LOL|
|There's our Harley photo bombing!|
|Jaylen...exhausted! Oh and check out the wallpaper that was behind a cabinet. GROOVY huh!|
|This was under the bottom cabinet. Among layers and layers of linoleum and carpet. The smell was horrific!|
Support Beams UP!
|Fridge is out and replaced it with a cabinet that was by the stove.|
|I chose the Color Antique Silver from Menards. I was worried it might have been too dark but was very pleased we went with it!|
Floor Time! Oh, then we decided to tare out the living room carpet. And went with the hard wood floors throughout!
|I loved these plates but the 3M sticky things didn't hold up, and they fell and broke. But I found new ones, and I have another post about hanging plates! They ain't going nowhere this time!|
The light fixture was from Lowes, and the ceiling piece was a garage sale find for $3 (brand new)!
|This window was a LUCKY Craigslist find!|
|We hung 2 shelves in place of a cabinet that was there.|
|And I thought this was the perfect sign for my new kitchen!!!!|
Phase 1 cost $300.00