Thursday, July 12, 2012


You know, some people like to spend their summers relaxing by a pool.

We, on the other hand, apparently like to break our backs with do-it-yourself home projects...

Tackling this kitchen has been the toughest one yet!  Not so much for the difficulty of labor, but how difficult it has been to LIVE in the space at the same time!  I knew it'd be hard, but man.  Mark. my. words.  I won't do this again.  :) 

Thankfully we are nearing the end of it now.  Want to see the progress?

Well, let's see.  I think this is about where we left off-- cabinets were being installed.

They looked sooo much more amazing when all the trim work and molding was completed along the tops.

I'm loving the glass cabinets.  And doors & drawers that shut on their own without a sound.  But I'll save that kind of stuff for the final tour...

My husband is a genius.  See that pipe running out the window?  You laugh, but after going sooooooo long with no dishwasher, he had the brilliant (and I mean brillant) idea to drain the water outside so we could start running dishes.  Oh, the ingenuity.

Yep, a little redneck perhaps, but oh well.  We are those people.
You do what you have to do.

Ahh, then it's time for some painting!  (which was interrupted by our power outage crisis)

We are ready for some countertops!

I still can't believe there used to be a wall there.

Countertops are here!, which means...

we now have a kitchen sink!  Running water!  Hooray!!  (Nanny was especially thrilled for us at that one!)

So now it's on to tiling the backsplash...

and as you can see, we've got an expert layout designer.

We're in the homestretch now!
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  1. Nanny & PapaJuly 12, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    I'm so glad you're almost there. It will be worth it. Love ya guys!

  2. Start 'em young while they are interested. When they get older, they'll have other things on their minds.