Tuesday, July 15, 2008

a new thing

Very recent and spontaneous decision making has led to an entirely nightmarish, crazy, rewarding spectacle.

It all started with a can of paint. I wanted to simply rid myself of blaw, so I bought a single can of dandelion yellow paint for the kitchen.

But then the ugly pink countertop looked horrid. So we bought new countertop. Then Steve said we may as well update the cabinetry we've beeen wanting to do since the day we moved in.

(The house has the original 1957 falling apart wood cabinets in the kitchen)/

Then we figured we may as well go all the way and do the floors too.

Since we had only a tiny wall oven and cooktop, this also meant getting a new (to us) oven. And the dishwasher apparently was leaking and rotted out the floor decking so a new one of those is in order too.

My oh my, what a project. Today I washed dishes in the backyard with the hose. Steve promised to have the sink in tonight. The whole kitchen was GUTTED. All my STUFF has been in boxes and wagons all over the living room. The backyard is filled with ripped up piles of floor and cabinets with old rusty nails sticking out. The kids are not allowed back there obviously. Which is a nightmare considering it's summer and the living room is filled with stuff.

As it is, he and a buddy from work have been working VERY hard to get this done. Our budget and savings account and credit card have taken a beating... but we figure this'll boost the resale of the house by at least 10 grand. Anyway the new cabinets are in. Countertops in. Sink is tonight. Floor is tomorrow. Appliances next. Then paint touch ups. Oh my. I hate eating out now. We're breaking out the campstove tonight.

However, it is going to look fabulous when finished. We will not likely be painting the exterior of the home this summer like it so desperately needs, but this will be a huge, welcome change. Golden yellow walls, bright white cabinets, pepper blackish countertops, blackish ceramic tile. Kind of a bumble bee look I think... hmmm. Anyway, I'm at the library computer so no pics until it's all said and done.


Erin said...

WOW...I can't wait to see the pics...make sure you do before and after ones!! You guys are amazing wtih everything you do yourselves. I hear you on the eating out thing. Can't wait to see....maybe you could do a bee theme? would be cute!

O Mama Mia said...

ooh-RAH for bees! ;)
Can't wait to see pics, girl!
We re-did our kitch LAST summer & I've yet to post pics. Oops!

Betsey said...

We're selling a stainless steel fridge if you're in the market...although adding the cost of coming to get it might not be something you're interested in? Anyway, it sounds lovely!