Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Kitchen: DIY Phase 1

Finally. Phase 1 is underway. The kitchen remodel has officially begun.

Oh, we've been working on it for awhile now, but until the sledgehammer swings, it cannot officially be official.

Know what I mean?

This used to be the girls' bathroom. Notice the lack of girls?

They were mourning the loss of a "boy-free" toilet.

As the official toilet inspector, I completely understand.

They may need therapy.

Just cleaning off the counters made the whole room seem BIGGER.

Hmmm...maybe we really didn't need a remodel.

While I was feeling guilty over my lack of organizational skills, my Mister and eldest son took down the cabinets.

I didn't need to wallow in guilt for too long, most of the cabinets FELL down once the paint had been chipped away from the edges.

Lucky for me.

With the cabinets gone, it was time for some sledgehammerin'.
I knew just the person for the job.

*Please don't try this at home. It takes tremendous skill to not get knocked out by the hangy part of the upper arm, especially once it gets to flappin' in the wind.

My poor Mister.

They make it look so easy on the DIY network.

He had this same look on his face when I came home with a pot-bellied pig.

"Oh woman, why do you torture me so?"

Phase 1 continues today with the removal of the rest of the cabinets, the dishwasher, the kitchen sink and the flooring.

I'll be in town buying a month's worth of paper plates, plastic forks, and a good can opener.

This is our vacation after all!


Mountain Home Quilts said...

SWEET!!! I love tearing things down! :) I am so excited for you to have a new kitchen. Thanks for all the shots- it will be fun to compare the before and after ones! Enjoy your vacation! :)

inadvertent farmer said...

Yes that 'vacation' looks sadly familiar...good luck and God bless, you will need both! Kim