|THE FONDEST MEMORIES ARE MADE WHEN|
gathered around the kitchen table
It's been a long time coming, but we have finally decided to do a bit of a face lift on our kitchen. Over the years we have wallpapered, painted, put up new curtains, put up wood blinds... but the kitchen never was exactly what I liked (or wanted). We had those old 1940ish counter tops. You know the kind... white with gold swirls! Retro to some... to me... an eyesore. Jim had it in his mind that he wanted granite counter tops. Me... didn't want them. I entertained the notion and we got a quote. I pray my facial expression didn't show what went on inside of me when the granite guy gave us a quote! YIKES! Fortunately the quote put the notion of granite out of Jim's head. We headed over to Lowes, a grown man's (and some women's) toy store. A warm, friendly man named Tim helped us and we ordered lovely solid surface counter tops that included a back splash &; a sink in the price. (fraction of the cost as well) - they are perfect and I couldn't believe how well the pattern went with the paint colors I had picked out!
On to the paint! After much "convincing" Jim has agreed to allow me to paint the cabinets. I think when he finally
Here are a few pictures of our progress.... the cabinet painting will begin this weekend.
|Just a start - Goodbye tile & countertops|
|How did I live with this for 18 years?|
|Putting in the beadboard ceiling|
|Bulkhead after I removed 3 layers of wallpaper ~ I then used wood filler & sanded smooth|
|I enjoyed tearing out the tile|
|What a Mess|
|Priming the bulkhead|
|Removing Cabinet Doors|
I will continue to post pictures as we move along! We are hopeful that the counter tops will be installed by the end of next week!