Saturday, February 5, 2011


Brett and I started remodeling our kitchen! Wow! What a HUGE job! We started on a Saturday night and had all the old cabinets removed and the new cabinets in by LATE Monday night

Brett had built the wall seperating the Living Room and Kitchen. This made our kitchen a little bigger and the living room a little smaller, but a better arrangement to watch TV. AND the kitchen gained a lot more cabinet space.

We took the vent out of the ceiling and so that needed to be patched, electrical needed to be in for the new microwave above the stove. You can see all of the before wallpaper, paint and flooring. Wasn't it beautiful?

This picture is the first night after the demo and install on this side. The next day, we patched the ceiling, installed more cabinets, tore up the cracked tile and layed new tile.

Wow! What a couple of days. On Monday we started the other side...

Anoter picture of our previous pait colors. We thought this side would go kinda fast...but we were wrong, it took all day. Sorry, I guess I got sick of taking pictures. Now onto the window...

We already put up the beadboard and painted it brown in this before picture

Wasn't it such a lovely window?

I framed the window in painted 1x3's and tiled the window seal, grouted and added a sealant around the edges. Now it looks MUCH better!

Sorry for the dark picture.

Brett did a wonderful job installing the cabinets, he also built the wall and re-did all the electrical in the kitchen and wired a new electrical thermastat and smoke detectors. He did a wonderful job cutting and nailing up the beadboard in the kitchen. Isn't he wonderful?? He did a beautiful job!

My friend told me I had to decorate above the cabinets so.... I tried... with almost all my firefighter stuff.

Brett bought a TV and hung it on the wall...hoping that the kids will eat at the kitchen table (I better keep it cleaned He did a great job wiring it with our bedroom tv so we didn't have to buy another remote from dish.

We did granite... might as well get what you want right? It took them over 2 weeks to install the countertop.

Undermount sink. We had to live with our old countertop and sink sitting on top of the cabinets while we waited for the granite and new sink. Because we took the old top and sink off several times, one of the drains cracked and we got a huge clog in the pipes. We tried drano several times and we couldn't replace anything, we just had to wait (patiently). Last week, Brett came home and took off the U pipe and found a spoon, straw, sticks, bones and gunk. That solved the clog problem. Anyway, LOVE the new sink!

Please ignore the pile on the stove that needs to be returned to orange.

Kitchen....Almost done! Brett did a wonderful job, it is beautiful! Thanks Brett!!

1 comment:

PWD said...

SO GREAT!!! The darker brown walls look amazing and I love the RED above the cupboards- it really pops! Didn't realize you were getting granite- it looks amazing! I am so happy for you guys!

When do I get invited over for "tea" in the kitchen?