Monday, October 18, 2010

The Work Goes On

We work and work and work.  Someday this kitchen will be completed.  I am looking forward to that day.  It has been a long process but the end is in sight.  

There are so many wonderful changes.  The kitchen is much more functional.  My brother is a genius.  His help has been invaluable.  Our kitchen is always in use and he has always been mindful of leaving things useable until he can work again.  We started the kitchen remodel on the last week of July, these months have been a blur.  Many days of work, painting, plastering, etc.  Most of the work is done one day a week when my brother is off of his real job.
This is the back entry before we started.
The back entry after we took out the arch (it was identical to the one you see behind the open door).  I love this open wall. It is so much better. Love it all trimmed out.
This is the left side of the kitchen before work began.
 Right side of the kitchen before work.  The doorway opened to our bedroom.  I have wanted this doorway closed off since we moved in.
Some of the painted cabinet doors, hung and with hardware.  An idea of the final product.  There are still plenty of doors to paint. It takes some time to paint them top and bottom, letting them dry well between coats, and finding space to lay them all out without disruption.

This is the opening of the dining/living room to the back entry and kitchen (notice the archway).

Here is the opening now.  We have taken down the archway and the wall. It opens it up beautifully to the kitchen.  I love the openness. 
Left side of the kitchen.
Our granite counters have been installed.  All of the cabinets are now installed,  new faucet, sink, and lights.
The before of this left side.

Small desk area on the left side.  I am looking for new desk top set.  I don't like the big basket.  It is too large for this area.  

This side is almost complete.  I need to paint two more doors and the drawer fronts.

New lighting above the sink and fan.  There is new trim around the windows.  I love the cleanness of the windows now.

Finishing the wall to the living room is the assignment for this week.  I still need to pick a tile for our floor, that will be the last big project.  The end is in sight.


Adrienne said...

oh WOW! I know you are excited. It is coming together so nicely - so bright and cheery. I can't wait to see it finished (I bet you can't wait either - ha ha)

Amanda in RI said...

Looks fabulous!!!!

Larissa said...

Love your new light, bright kitchen! so awesome that your brother could help you bring it to fruition!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

Wow, What a HUGE undertaking! I'm not sure I could live in the chaos like that for that long - you have some willpower! AND the nicest brother in the whole wide world!

stitching under oaks said...

what wonderful changes your exciting. I love the clean crisp colors.

Sheryl-lyn said...

You must be so happy with the remodel. It is a beautiful kitchen that you will love spending time in. Enjoy it.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

what a huge change! i love that you guys knocked out the archway yourselves. so cool!

p.s. that black faux candlebra in your header is so cool. where'd you find that?

Elise said...

How exciting!! Love it!!

Holly said...

Your kitchen is a bigger project than mine...we did not move walls or creat anything cool...just worked with what we had. It is rough not being in the kitchen for awhile...but so worth it. I love a new kitchen!

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