Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome to my kitchen, part 2


Here is a picture of the kitchen just after we got it all drywalled and mudded. Car had just put in the countertop, and installed the cabinets to the wall. There is no spot for the sink yet in this picture, but that is where it is now.

Charlie is always in all the action, which makes the job a million times HARDER!! Seriously, I think our house would be totally renovated if we didn't have kids to take care of during the whole process! The plastic is over the cabinets and appliances so we could sand the mud- which is by far the WORST part of this whole thing!!!! Here Car is sanding the cabinets so we can prime and then paint them white! Sanding is also not a fun job. In all the pictures, Car is doing the work, but only cause he doesn't take pictures of me working. I am totally in the thick of it too though, and I sanded my little heart out!
This is a picture looking into the kitchen from the front room. I think this was right before we sanded. You can see the sink to the right that Car installed.
This is a picture of my paint job, just after I cut in all the edges. It took FOREVER! I did this while Car was at work, so I had both kids to handle, and it was NOT EASY!
Just after I cut in the edges.


The paint is complete in this picture, but it totally clashes with the hideous cabinets, which is why we painted the cabinets white!:)
The cabinets are now a nice, clean white, with cute dark bronze hardware! It took a very long time to sand, prime and paint these, and also to take them apart and put them back together at the end! Not to mention putting the hardware on, but it's worth it!!
As of TODAY- July 13, the wood floor is installed (pictures coming soon), the electrical is done, the kitchen is painted, half the cabinets are painted, and the rest are primed. Our new 2 person breakfast table is in there, and I have a sink full of dishes...Oh, and we have half the baseboards in. Now we need to put the wainscotting/bead board on the sides of the cabinets, finish the baseboard, and frame a door, then finish painting the rest of the cabinets, and......we will be done! I will keep you updated:)

3 comments:

文王廷 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

tagezs said...

Love the pictures of your new kitchen. My Father is a finish carpenter and he used to come home covered in saw dust every day. Love that smell. My Mother never got new cabinets by the way. Can't wait to see your wood floor pictures. With children wood floors are a blessing.

敬周喜 said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西..................................................................