Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Kitchen remodel - Part 2

I'm not really sure if this is really part 2 of the kitchen remodel .. it's more like year three of the house upgrade. We've lived here 22 years. We built the house back in the 80's .. even though my husband designed the house, it was built with builder grade stuff so after about 20 years everything started needing to be upgraded or replaced. So three years ago we painted the outside and redid most of the front yard. Last year we replaced the roof, replaced all the carpets, put in some hardwood in the entry way and replaced all the flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. We've also been replacing appliances when we can. So far the frig and oven/microwave are new. Thursday they come in to take out the countertops and the island countertop. They will be replaced with granite (got a good deal at Home Depot) but not for two weeks. They take the countertops off to make templates to cut the granite. Tomorrow my dad is helping DH remove the sink and the stovetop .. soooo for 2 weeks we'll be eating off paper plates or doing the dishes in the bathtub .. I'm voting for paper! lol I wish I'd taken more before pictures ... I'll have to go through some older, non-digital pictures to see if I can put together a before look .. but here's what it looks like right now ... the refacing of the cabinets will take place after the new countertops are in place ... I'm really getting excited to see the finished look :)

DH took this picture of the laziest cat in the world ... or at least the laziest in our house ... Beau guarding the tv remote! lol

Thanks for all your concerns. I'm feeling much better this week, finally! I'm taking some extra iron and had my pelvic ultrasound this afternoon. I should have the results back in a couple of days.

I did stitch a bit this weekend, but seemed to do more frogging than stitching ... owell .. I should have pictures to post towards the end of the week. I did find this awesome blog of freebies that I wanted to share with you .. I love these birds for each season .. too darn cute!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

I'm grateful for feeling better ...


mainely stitching said...

Your home remodels must be rather trying at the time (dishes in the bathtub!) but how wonderful it must be to have your wonderful home "reborn" around you!

Becky K in OK said...

Home remodel looks great. I, too, found those little birds. They are absolutely too cute. Plan on pulling thread for one today!

Kim B said...

Paper plates for sure! Can't wait to see those new counter-tops, though.

Sally said...

I bet you can't wait to get your kitchen remodelling finished Michele.

Hope your ultrasound results come back OK and that you're feeling much better now.

Marie said...

I can relate to your struggle while re-doing your kitchen...been there done that! It will be worth it once complete.
Thanks for the link to the freebies, they are great!

Karen said...

definitely paper plates! kitchen's looking good. mine was flooded today. LOL we had a leak and the guy forgot to turn the water off before opening the doohicky thingy. LOL well that just made me have to mop the floor. GRRR LOL

Wendy said...

Remodelling can seem to take forever but I think its so worth the effort! Our house is about the same age, and we have gone through the same things in the last couple of years. But I am going to envy your new counter top, that's not something we have done yet!

Good luck with your ultrasound!