Monday, September 20, 2010

Kitchen Before

I forgot to pull out the camera until after I had started to pull everything apart... But you can get a rough idea of the kitchen "before"
I have lived here 6 years now, and I have hated this kitchen every minute of that time! The layout was completely arbitrary (Bill got the cabinets when somebody was tearing them out... so had to work with what he had) and nothing was finished. The room got thrown together and never finished. It was such a hard space to work in. There was neither enough counter nor cabinet space, so everything was always cluttered and i was always dealing with stuff in my way! Obviously I was thankful for a roof over my head and a room in which to make meals for the family... but secretly (or not so secretly) I have been hoping for a remodel...
Since Bill was slow (did I mention its been 6 years?!) I decided to do a "girl's renovation." Mom and Cindi were going to help me (with a $500 budget) make the most of it... well... once Bill figured I was serious he got in on the deal. We came up with a bit more money so we could do a few bigger fixes...
This post is to help us all remember what it looked like as we are now a few days into the job. It's coming along, and I can't wait for the project to be done! I am really looking forward to having a functional (and maybe sort of pretty) kitchen where everything has a place... check back for updates!


  1. OH goodie, some one else is into house projects... I am rooting for you all the way.... and can't wait to see the end results!!!!!

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  3. Yay! New projects are so much fun. Especially when they are finished! Can't wait to see pictures of the progress.

  4. how exciting! Good for you - I can't wait to see your new and improved space :)