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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kitchen Update


This is your update #3... As ever I amazed that another week has melted away. School is finishing up for the kids and in a few days we'll host our annual friends and family reunion for 250 people.

And in the meantime, the kitchen progresses!

A few things got started this week...my Dad, Jim helped with painting the cabinets...the color is delish and the wainscoting on the side turned the tired oak to this fresh finish.

...here's where the newly sided cabinet meets the hutch we moved in from the dining room...Prep work is key on painting these and we've hit a few snags.

It will likely be another 2 weeks -- I am guessing -- before we can get them completely and properly painted and the doors back up. So, in the meantime, I get to look at all my groceries. Yes, it makes planning supper a snap...
Oliver was here and moved the hutch and a new wall is in the works...sans the "on-order" French door fridge. Here's the before... and the "temporary" now...
See, the old fridge is still here just moved over...the new fridge is yet to arrive...hoping just a few more days. Fridge #1 arrived damaged, sigh. Just hoping the new one arrives before I start the cooking for the big event or we are going to be carrying bowls of cooked foodstuffs and salads to and from our generous neighbors' home once again (Chris and Amanda are you reading this? Be on standby!)

Well, everyone that has been here during the process is stumped...no overhead cabinets or shelves??? Yep, I say...none. Hmmm...they say. We'll see, say I...that's what a hutch is for...

Here's the corner cabinet I nabbed at the Warwick Antique Barn. Thanks again to owner Carole Johnson for suggesting it. It's perfect!

We needed to build a bit of a seat for it to rest on...just not fair to expect that old wood to hold itself and a full load of glassware. But it's in place and a great visual anchor for the wall.

Here it is in it's new spot...Micah had just finished ripping down the tile and he's prepping the wall for paint...
Next on the docket...finishing the cabinet doors and then planning the work islands! Once the islands arrive we can move the sink, rip up the green tile counters and get that new Carrera marble counter in here! Stay tuned...

And I keep reminding myself that it used to look like this....And now I've got this...
Many small steps getting us "there" and keeping motivated!
xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

7 comments:

elma said...

Love the corner cabinet and the new color!! I am sure it is going to be beautiful when it is all done:) Have a wonderful day!!

Birds of a Feather said...

I too am in the midst of a kitchen re-do and talk about extended time frames, snags, and general roadblock - the work is slooow moving! Glad we're in this "together!"

Best of luck, I'll be peeking in to see your progress 9nothing is posted yet on my blog!)
xo Heidi

Melissa said...

Jen,
I love that corner cabinet! I am excited about your re-do & can't wait to see it all done.
:-)

Theresa said...

It's amazing how different your kitchen already looks with all the cupboard space missing. Already it's taken on a much more open and airy feel.

Michelle C said...

Hey Jen - are those Girl Scout cookie Thin Mints in the top shelf on the right? Dibs! :)

Things look to be progressing nicely. I totally get why you are doing open shelves - what better way to look at all your cool stuff?

boracay island philippines said...

Lovely kitchen.. and the corner cabinet..

House movers Melbourne said...

kitchen renovation, its so cool!

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