Saturday, January 07, 2012

Kitchen Remodel part 2

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Living without a kitchen is the worst. These pictures tell the sad tale.

Six months ago our dishwasher leaked and ruined our hickory floors. It took months for the hickory to dry out so that they could be resanded/refinished, but by then we were close to starting out kitchen project so we thought we’d do it all at the same time. Lucky us, our subfloor got ruined as well and had to be replaced. Thank goodness for homeowner’s insurance.



The above picture is the gaping hole when the rotted subfloor was cut out. The below picture is after it was replaced with new plywood and new hickory floor. The peachy stuff is the wood filler drying before the sanding occurred.


This is how we eat these days: frozen food galore.


This is my makeshift kitchen. Really, all one needs is a microwave and toaster to maintain survival. Happiness is not maintained, but survival is.



We took the kitchen apart before Christmas and stashed its contents into three rooms and one hallway. For crackers, spices, and baking products you’ll need to enter the office. Sadly, we never found the cinnamon last night for arroz con leche.


For fine china, a rolling pin, and a teapot,  you’ll need to enter the master bedroom:


Is living this way as fun as it looks? Nope.  Just look at Hallie’s face.


Thankfully it will all change this week as the cabinets are being installed. Sadly, 10 more days after that is the normal time for marble countertops to be cut and installed.  Kill me now.


Sewplicity said...

Looks like it is coming along! I know it's difficult, but you'll get through it, and as you know - it will be well worth it!

QuiltingCyclist said...

It is moving along! Have done this twice and survived. Second time was easier - no children in the house. I tried to always be thankful for the privilege of doing the remodel and having nice things. Sometimes I wasn't but surely am now. Take care and do keep an eye on the work that is being done. It will be worth it.

Mary said...

This is wicked of me to say, but seeing your magazine-ready house looking a little more like my house looks all the time...well, it just makes me feel better about myself. (I start projects, and then find I am lacking the tools to finish them, so they drag on and on, never getting finished.) I am glad, for your sake, that it is only temporary and that you will have a beautiful kitchen in the end. Keep on keeping us posted!

Ilene said...

How exciting and fun to get to embark on a scavenger hunt every time you need a kitchen item!

I can not wait to see the finished result! LOVE the new couch. Good luck these next few weeks.

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