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Thursday, July 24, 2014

I truly hope all these are up and not sideways. Here goes.

This is the inside of the base cabinets, I splurged and bought the stainless pull out drawer things.

These are what I was going to make into curtains. They are dish towels my mother embroidered. They are not going to be curtains 'cause I can't figure out how to make them. work.

This is west end of kitchen. Doors all up and pulls on the drawers. The cabinet color is a custom mix I developed.

This is east end, refrigerator will be moved back in tomorrow. It was out because of new floor.

South side with stove and sink.

North and east side.

This is the pantry. No door we messed up and didn't leave room so since it had drawers in it we just faced them. I think it is neat and one of a kind.

This is my baby. It's an Electrolux Wave Double Convection Oven.

Overhead corner. The upper cabinets will have doors on them this weekend.

Over the fridge.

Over where the microwave is.

This is the wall north side of the breakfast bar.

As you see I'm going to be able to get back to normal in a few days. Well, maybe!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARONSPARKLE 7/30/2014 6:49PM

    How exciting to be so close to done! You've really made a lot of nice changes. You're gonna love that oven. I'm envious and I hardly bake, lol.

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HEYRED221 7/25/2014 4:57PM

    It looks wonderful. Love that oven as well :-)


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PJSTIME 7/24/2014 9:35PM

    Looks good and almost done. Have fun cooking in your new kitchen

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ROCKYCPA 7/24/2014 8:38PM

    Looks like everything is coming along nicely - looks really good. Like the pantry.

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Kitchen Ups And Downs.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

OMG!!!!! Yes Virginia there really is a Santa Claus! I am sure in my report that within the next 2, yes 2 weeks our kitchen will be finished. We've had our share of ups and downs, I think more downs than ups, but the end is finally in sight!

This was the original new floor, it is tile that looks like wood. This is what I really wanted, but it wasn't meant to be. This was one of the downs in this project and it was the biggest.

This is the floor that is now, it's OK, but...I really wanted the other one.

The stove sits alone, seemed like for a very long time.


Now we have counter top and back splash to go with the stove.

Of course a sink is always nice.

Now we have a bar for an eat in kitchen. Making progress.

What you see next is what I thought was the almost finished base cabinets and floors, boy was I wrong. This is the only time I got to spend on the floor I was in love with.

The oven is here!

The drawer microwave is installed.

The oven is installed. OK, it took Mike, Me, Joshua, and a floor jack to get this thing in. It weighs 500#, and it was such fun it get it up and into this cabinet, but we did it. Then we had some wine and took the rest of the day off!

My closet door turned into a black board door.

This is the end of pictures for this blog. I have more but I have some work to do right now. I will be back with the rest of the story later.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SEKSUNSHINE 7/24/2014 6:52PM

    PJ come on down you know the door is always open!

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PJSTIME 7/24/2014 6:00PM

    I like the new floor and love the counter and backsplash too. But you know I really need to come down in person to inspect once it is finished. LOL

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HEYRED221 7/24/2014 5:46PM

    Wow, I know you have been going thru this for quite a long time. I can only imagine how excited you are getting for it to be completed and enjoyable! I love that microwave drawer - have never seen that before. Pretty cool idea.


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SEKSUNSHINE 7/24/2014 4:38PM

    I have to say all the pictures were turned correctly Spark is flipping them when it resizes them, I have to see if I can correct this. Sorry you have to look sideways.

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How You Live Without A Kitchen

Friday, February 21, 2014

As I was posting on a team I thought y'all have no idea what is going on in the rest of the house since my kitchen is gone. So, I thought I would show you.

The living room becomes a lumber yard.

The dining room becomes the Kiden (new word combo of kitchen dining) Room, and tool room.

The big box is new dishwasher.

Yes life is so much fun at my house right now. I need to get Joshua back to school, time for English.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARONSPARKLE 2/21/2014 10:54PM

    I don't envy you the mess right now but I'm betting I'll envy you when it's done!

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/21/2014 7:14PM

    I can't wait to see the end result (but I know you can't either!)

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MERRYMARY42 2/21/2014 6:38PM

    we went through the same thing a few years back, we ate microwave meals for weeks, because how ever long they told us, was about twice that long, but it all came together and it will for you too.

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AMARILYNH 2/21/2014 6:36PM

    Wow - I think you just cured me from wanting to remodel my kitchen. You never think about where ALL THAT STUFF will go! Yowzers! You deserve a vacation when this is done!! LOL or maybe take it NOW and come BACK when its done!!

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PJSTIME 2/21/2014 4:39PM

    Stuff everywhere. Hope you can find what you want when you want it. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 2/21/2014 4:29PM


You will enjoy it.

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SIMONEKP 2/21/2014 2:20PM

    I did my kitchen a few years ago, brings back nightmares!

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KATIE5668 2/21/2014 12:25PM

    OMG...does not look like fun ...but how wonderful it will be when done!

will be a fond & amusing memory...someday!!

love your background pic..your back yard?

Hang in there!!!

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More Kitchen

Friday, February 21, 2014

I finally found the "good" photos of the kitchen and how it looked before all the "mess".

The island without doors and it's getting ready to come out.
Other side of the island and the east end of kitchen.
Different angle. The west end of the kitchen used to be a very, small bath, that is why in some pictures there is white tile on the wall.
Island gone and trash can sitting on top of water line so no one trips on it.
North side of kitchen.
Such a hard worker.

You see I get out of working to take pictures! LOL!!!

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SIMONEKP 2/21/2014 2:19PM

    can't wait to see the finished product

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KATIE5668 2/21/2014 12:27PM

    Lookin to do the same thing at my house!!
my sons are carpenters the thought would be they could do it ..right?
yeah..maybe some day..when not working...geeze!
so Mom has power tools & is gonna attack once it warms up enough to open windows!...
just waiting to see the finished pics happy for you to be getting this done!!

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Kitchen Work

Thursday, February 20, 2014

OK, I know I've been saying I was going to do this so here goes.

Some of you know we started kitchen remolding a few weeks ago. It has been slow to start and slow going, but that is the way in the beginning. Here a some pictures of what I'm living with.

First floor coming up.
Such a good helper.
This is original floor that I painted red before the laminate, so this is second floor.
These next few pictures of what the kitchen was like before.

Now this is what the kitchen looks like today.

Third floor coming up.
Sub floor ready to go.
Sub floor gone.

I think Tigger has the right idea, Stay Out of the Kitchen.

See what fun it is at my house!

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MERRYMARY42 2/22/2014 6:31PM

    so anxious to see the finished project, and it will happen

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FIT4MEIN2013 2/21/2014 11:18AM

    Wow! I love it! My house next?

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/21/2014 9:08AM

    BIG project! Can't wait to see the finished pics!

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LILYGAL 2/21/2014 7:41AM

    Oh, WOW!!! Not going to get that extensive here!! Good luck!!

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PJSTIME 2/21/2014 3:27AM

    Tearing up to fix up. Its progress and a start. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 2/20/2014 10:41PM

    the silver get to eat out
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SEKSUNSHINE 2/20/2014 9:41PM

    Sorry didn't realize some of these pictures were side ways!

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