So you all know I have been busy working on the kitchen. If you remember, last year I made a single cupboard as the start of the re-model. I was simply going to add some cupboards, change the bottom cabinets, simple stuff like that. Here is the link to the first work we did. Then this year we thought we might lose our home and I found I had no interest is doing anything to the house or yard and sort of let things go and anything I did do was as cheap as possible, and often a little ugly. We finally feel we will be staying in our home, so I have been back at remodeling the kitchen so that it is more usable and cheerful, more “me” 🙂 I thought I would share some pictures of the changes taking place so you will know why I have been away from here so much.
Now, there was this built-in cupboard I hate, really, really hate. To make my cabinets and a cupboard I like I had to remove this old cabinet. That’s all I was going to do, really! Hubby was gone on a work trip and I was going to do all the messy stuff while he was gone, so as soon as he left I began ripping out the old stuff. However, this is an old house, built in 1923, and they had installed a drop ceiling. Well, I managed to damage the drop ceiling trying to get the cabinet out, and decided to take a peek above to see if I would need to repair the drop ceiling or if I could take it out and go back to the original ceiling.
Now, that ceiling was already in poor shape, see?
Imagine my surprise to look up with a flashlight and discover tall, tall ceiling with almost intact plaster! The drop ceiling wasn’t much over 7-foot, and I wanted a fan but couldn’t put one in or it would hit my tall husbands head. What opportunity, and how simple to go back to the original (I thought it looked simple anyhow!). Well, it turned out to be a little more work than I anticipated….
Amazing difference, isn’t it? And more still to come! We decided that the wall at the other end has to come down and we will move the washer so the kitchen will feel more open and lead into the sunny porch, and we will have the added light from all those windows. This means plumbing and more electrical work, which I am starting today. Fun stuff, but now you can see why I have been busy. And…my husband likes it, but has threatened to never leave the house again for fear he will come home to half torn down 😀 Poor guy!