We’ve been industriously working on the house this week-well except for yesterday, which I declared Beer Vacation Tuesday which really meant my husband was volunteering somewhere and I invited girlfriends over and we drank beer and ate dinner. OTHER THAN THAT we’ve been busy working and cleaning up as we go. It feels good to go to bed at the end of the day with weary, tired bodies and not just minds. The other day I crested 8,000 PLUS steps on my pedometer without going for a walk, many of those steps were UP and DOWN the stairs as I packed away the last remnants of our kitchen.
here is the LIST of what we need to do
finish the living room ceiling paint the living room ceiling sew couch cushion covers install ceiling trim sand and prime the wall of shame paneling in out living room investigate and possibly remove the alcove arch in the living room– paint the living room walls briefly enjoy the beautiful new living room color before we completely empty the house to refinish all the original wood floors–this includes demolishing the kitchen and removing all cabinets Build out Pantry Wall so we have kitchen space
- empty the entire living room, dining room,
kitchenand bedroom–put all that stuff somewhere
- once empty sand, stain, seal the floor
- move living room dining room and bedroom back in
- finish dining room ceiling/wall area
construct new cabinets at friends cabinet making shop This has changed-he doesn’t have time so we now have to move to plan b, there is no plan b we’ll have to create oneWe have decided to build our own cabinets (SEND HELP ASAP!)
- paint cabinets
- install cabinets
- install counters
- move fridge to it’s new home
- install appliances
- make butcher block island to replace breakfast bar–possibly changing this to NO KITCHEN BAR/BREAKFAST BAR
- finish pantry if needed–paint inside
we made it a little TOO big but we’ll use it for now and trim it down later
Here it is tucked BEHIND our kitchen in the mudroom–see the fridge? the door to the pantry is going to be right there once the fridge is moved and the open end to the mudroom will be a wall
here we are-almost moved in!
Well that feels so much better
And there we are–lots of demolition and hard work
You can see from these photos how BAD our floors are and they really were/are the impetus for the remodel.