Friday, April 24, 2009

Can I have a drum roll please....

I am just kidding.. it is still not totally done. We need to put all of the trim back up and a few more cabinet doors, just minor things.
Here is a look at what my cabinets look like now. This is maybe not the best picture to show but is was the best I could do at 9:00p.m. and ready for bed. When you look at them you can see the stain has stuck to the grain of the wood so you can see almost like a texture or contrast in the light and darks of the finish.
Here is a picture of the island. I wanted something on both ends to offset them. I didn't want just plain ends so I had them build these shelves on each end to display things. I think is really makes the island unique.
Here is a picture of the countertop. We wanted to go with a darker countertop to contrast all of the lightness of the cupboards, floor and walls. I think they really offset the colors in the room. The island is definately the focal point of the whole room.
Now we need to start the shopping for stools for the counter and maybe some new furniture in the living room.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The End is Near!!

Wow, that is not a very good title, but that is how I feel about this whole kitchen remodel. In the past few weeks I have learned a little something about myself, I am not cut out to live in a constant state of remodeling. I don't know how some people do it?? I was going crazy with the constant question of, "Where did I see that last?" or "What box is that packed away in?" But... the End Is Near and we are coming into the home stretch. I have been taking pictures but I just can't post them until I have a finished product. Isn't the suspense killing you all?? The countertops are in, the kitchen sink is in, I filled the pantry. I have never had a pantry so I love this part. No more running to the basement shelves to see if I maybe have one more can of Tomato Soup? I have been busy giving my cabinets some final touches and I think most of them are ready to go in tonight. Some friends came over the other day and one person's coment was, "It looks like a magazine picture!" I am so happy that we went thru this remodel even though there were some days when I did not think I could stand one more minute. It is all worth it in the end right? Pictures to come soon.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kitchen Island

I walked in the door after work on Monday and this is what I saw. I have an island!! They cut out the shape of the countertop that we wanted and hooked up the stove and dishwasher and hung the pendant lights. Things are really coming together now.
Now I am really starting to dislike my couch and chair in the living room. What was I thinking when I thought that stripe and flower patern were cool? Yuck!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Flooring

Today it was back to work for Chris and I. Wait a minute, we have been working like crazy the past week. What a way to spend our vacation!! It was well worth it. I said it was nice to come back to work just to relax and take it easy.
No more yelling...
"Has anyone seen my hammer? I know I just had it!"
"Do you have that painting done yet?"
"Is this day over yet?"
Just kidding, we all worked well together and we did get alot done. There is still alot to do yet but the major things are in place. It will be a few more weeks before it will be totally done.
We have not even ordered our counter-tops yet.
Stop over and take a look, you will not beleive the difference!
Here is another picture of the new wood floor. I really do love it. This is just one of my favorite things in the new kitchen. I initially wanted a darker color but the character and different colors/designs are very beautiful.
It is maple if anyone was wondering.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Days two, three and four of our Remodel

Day 2 was kind of a slow moving day for me. The guys were busy with wiring lights and patching drywall. I did a little painting but for the most part, not a real busy day.
Definately not like day 1!!
Here is Jordy way back in the attic pulling wires for outlets and lighting. Chris had to pull some of the beads out of the way so we could see him. When Jordy came down I told him he looked like a snowman. He was covered in these white insulation beads and Megan had to vacum them off. I think I am going to be finding these damn beads in my house for the next month.

Day 3 had a little more action. We tore out the sink and toilet in the 1/2 bath right off of the kitchen. Chris was excited when we went to the store a few weeks back to pick out his new throne. The guy at the store told him that this new toilet would flush a small child. This must be a man thing because he is telling everyone that his new toilet can flush a small child! Yikes!!

We had alot of discussion on where to place the can lights, but after much discussion and me losing a battle of having a light in the middle of the dining room area, Chris got to work on cutting the holes in the ceiling.

Day 4 was much more active than the last two days.
Paul got started early with spraying the drywall texture on the ceiling.

Megan and I finally got to start some painting. We both like to paint so it was fun to get this started. Also, it makes you realize how far we have come. Of course Megan had to pose for the camera. She is so much like her Dad. I have so many pictures of Chris posing for the camera and stopping to make a silly grin.

Just after we finished lunch I saw a semi coming down the road with our new applicances.
Now, this was an exciting moment for me.
A girl has to have all new applicances with a new kitchen right?
Thank goodness it was a nice day and the snow quit for a while. Hopefully it is all done!
Here is a sneak peak at the flooring that we started in the afternoon of day 4.
I told you it was a busy day.

That's all I have for now.
Tomorrow we have another busy day and hopefully I can show you some finished pictures soon.
Gotta go back to work. I have alot to do before this day is over.