Friday, February 22, 2013

Kitchen remodel progress

We are officially one week into our kitchen remodel and things are moving along quickly. Monday I shared the pantry side of our kitchen and today I am going to show you the other side of the room.

This is what our kitchen looked like last Thursday. Clean, simple and BORING!

We were thrilled to remove the old white appliances and install new one's last Friday!

We removed the small upper cabinet above the microwave and replaced it with a much larger one.

My husband added crown molding to the cabinets and built a cornice box for above the window.

My plan for today is to do touch up paint on the kitchen walls and this evening we are ordering our new counter tops.

Hopefully this weekend my husband can finish the inside of our new pantry. Right now our dining room is doing double duty as a pantry and there are boxes and canned goods everywhere!

Enjoy your weekend!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Our kitchen remodel has begun

Happy president's day everyone!
Since the kids are off school today we are headed to a local pottery studio to paint some pottery with friends.
This past weekend was CRAZY busy! Remember a couple weeks ago when I mentioned my husband was sketching out plans for our future kitchen remodel, well the future arrived Friday. My husband can be a bit impulsive and decided to start our kitchen NOW! We've been working on it all weekend and it already looks so much better.
Today I'm going to show you just one side of our kitchen and the changes we've made in just three short days.


It's not an awful kitchen just a little boring and it lacks storage.


Here are our plans for this part of the kitchen.
1. add upper and lower cabinets to this wall for storage.
2. tear down this small pantry and build a bigger corner pantry.
3. get new counter depth refrigerator and move it down the wall to make room for larger pantry.
4. remove tiny upper cabinet and replace with larger one.
5. and 6. remove these cabinets and replace with slightly smaller ones to accommodate moving the frig down.
Makes me tired just thinking about it.
We've been working for three days and this is what it looks like right now.
The old pantry has been demolished and the new one framed and drywalled. Some of the new cabinets have been installed. We were on the fence about buying new appliances or working around our old ones, but decided to go ahead and purchase new since this is our forever house and hopefully this will be our only kitchen remodel.
We are so excited about finally getting our dream kitchen (on a budget). Our kids are less thrilled of course they didn't see what was wrong with the old
Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

My newly painted tables

Last week I showed you my craigslist tables that I planned on painting over the weekend. Good news, they are now painted and sitting happily in my craft room!

This is what they looked like before.

I paid $25.00 for both tables and used paint I already had. I love an inexpensive project!
Now I just need to figure out what to do with our old sofa. It's really comfy so I might try to slipcover it or wait {I'd have to wait until summer} and purchase a new one. I also need a lamp and some accessories to complete the room.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


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Friday, February 8, 2013

furniture finds

Now that we have our mudroom finished I'm ready to get to work on the rest of my craft room. I still have to complete the other side of the room which is going to be a reading area. Today I am going to be painting these beauties I found on Craigslist earlier this week for just $25 {for the pair}.

I'm sure they will look great once I get them painted!

Have a great weekend!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Mudroom reveal

Today I am showing off my new favorite room in our home...our mudroom!

If you've been following along the last couple weeks you will remember that we started off this project with NOTHING. This room did not exist three weeks ago. If you want to check out the building process you can go here and here. My husband built this much needed room in our garage and is now our new entrance.

Here is the new view from our kitchen where the garage entrance used to be.

This is the room as you come in from the kitchen. My handy husband also built me this shelf with hooks for all our coats.

Mudroom entrance to the garage.

The other side of the room.

My favorite part of the room is the built in organizational system my husband built. The shelves below the bench can hold up to eighteen pairs of shoes.

I added baskets to the top shelves to hold gloves, hats, scarves, etc. Even our dog has his own basket for his doggie clothes, leash, etc.

When the kids come home from school they each have their own space for their backpacks.

Here are a few before and after pics.

I'm actually impressed that we were able to complete this entire room in under three weeks and on a budget.

No more shoes and coats cluttering up our kitchen {jumping for joy}!

You would think we need a break from all the construction and mess, but my husband is already sketching out plans to renovate our kitchen this spring. That will be lot's of FUN  work!

Thanks for sharing part of your busy day with me. Hope you will follow along so we can keep in touch!


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