A year ago, this is what my kitchen looked like.
And then the day after Thanksgiving, a pipe in our downstairs bathroom broke and flooded the entire floor.
So we lived on cement floors for quite awhile. Nothing like the feel of cold, hard cement on your feet on a chilly winter's day.
But at least when the kids colored the floor with permanent marker, I could laugh...instead of cry, for once.
After approximately 278 days of merely TALKING about remodeling our kitchen, Tim and I finally took action and put a plan into place.
My stepdad, who loves projects such as this, offered his assistance. What ended up happening was he pretty much did 75% of the work...and never complained once, as long as we had a 12-pack of Bud Light in the fridge for him at all times.
I painted our oak cabinets, which seemed to take forever and a day. I started out with so much energy and enthusiasm but by day 10, I was fading...cursing at the paintbrushes and life in general.
Today, this is how our kitchen looks...with a new walk-in pantry, cabinets where there once were none, new quartz counter tops and an updated backsplash (those DIY shows make it look easy to do a backsplash but let me tell you, this crap will drive you to drink).
And yes, I know that our window scarf has fallen off the rod.
Both Tim and I have become lazy about fixing it...and now it's just a matter of principle to see who will actually do it (kind of like the Christmas wreath which was displayed on our door for months after Christmas because we both wanted to see who would be the first to take it down).
Oh, and the cabinets above the fridge....yeah, they're pretty much all done except they haven't been mounted yet. I could do it myself but drills and I....we don't mix well together.
One of my favorite things is the crown moulding on top of the kitchen cabinets!
And I love that my kitchen pantry no longer looks like this....a disorganized mess with absolutely no space.
Now it's a large walk-in area with an abundance of space....
And now that our kitchen is finally done, we're about to embark on a whole 'nother adventure...an addition to the side of our home.
A very wise woman with whom I used to work once told me, "Don't ever do major household projects or remodeling with your spouse...unless you want to get divorced".
It wasn't until this kitchen remodel that I could truly appreciate that little gem of advice.
Needless to say, we're hired a professional to do the addition.
Tim and I have other more important things to argue over....like who's finally going to take down the Christmas wreath (and really is there any point now that Christmas is right around the corner).
OM and Ohms
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