Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And so it begins.......

 Good morning.  Hope you are all having a great day so far.  Just wanted to share a couple of pics of what is going on here at our house.  This was my kitchen this past weekend. 

Here is my kitchen as of last night!!  I can't believe how quickly it goes from cozy and prim to downright ugly and scary!!!

We are removing the wall that you see to make the room larger and to open it up to the family room.  The way we have it now is such that you have to make a little jog around the kitchen table on both sides  to get through the room.  We are doing away with the table and adding the island.  This was kind of a tough decision because I love the old kitchen table.  We don't have a dining room so we can't just move it there.  We agreed that we would get much more use from an island on a day to day basis.  We can always pull the table into the family room if we need to.The wall we are removing is a load bearing wall so we are having a beam put in to take the weight.  It was a good thing that we removed the wall because a big beam that runs the other direction and ties into the kitchen is resting on a beam that doesn't look to be in the best of condition.  I guess things happen for a reason.

Thankfully we have a large enough house that we have moved all of our stuff into the living room.  I call it our "hillbilly kitchen".  If anyone comes to the front door, they are going to wonder what the heck is going on!!!  I am getting good use out of the hot plate, microwave, and crock pot!!  We will see how long the novelty of cooking with these last!!

Well, I'm off to take our daughter to her driver's test.  Wish us luck!!  Have a wonderful day.



  1. WOWOWOW!!...major redo!...I will look forward to seeing progress pics!...good luck!!


  2. I thought for sure the top picture was an "after" picture. Love those red cabinets! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. Been there, done that! It sounds like you are taking it in stride. It drove me nuts having my kitchen torn up, but I loved the outcome.
    I'm glad you found the weak beam, that could have been a diasater. I also like the island idea, and the openness of the kitchen. It appears you've given this lots of thought, you'll probably never miss the table.
    Good luck!

  4. Oh, my! So exciting! I remember when we remodeled our kitchen. You are going to love the results. I just know it. Warmest wishes heading your way.... It's like a dream coming true, isn't it?
    *squeal* I am so happy for you!

  5. Hi, Melissa~ Best of luck to your daughter!!!
    Giggles~over your kitchen~ What a mess!!! Oh, it is going to be amazing when you get it finished~ so more open!!! Looking forward to seeing it~ keep us updated on it~ love seeing how folks redo things~ and if your like me~only so long for me & the take food also started~ too hard to cook~
    Enjoy the adventure~

  6. Oh My! But I am sure it will be amazing when it's done!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  7. WOW..when i saw the second photo i think my heart stopped..lol..it's going to be beautiful..can't wait to see what you do in your kitchen..

  8. Ahhhh!! I would love to see you cooking in the family room. I bet the mess and inconvineince will be all worth it in the end. Good luck. -Steph-

  9. I can't wait to see the "after" pictures!

  10. It is a bit challenging to live in the midst of a remodel but well worth it in the end...looking forward to seeing your new kitchen. Best wishes!

  11. Oh....I'm so, so, happy for you...and a wee bit jealous!! I've been wanting to do our kitchen/dining area walls for years now (original wallpaper from when we bought the place); but, if I'm going to do that, we need to replace the sink and might as well do the countertops too - and that's where "the project" stalled. Hubby, who spends little time there, could care less what it looks like and is of no assistance to me...other than to tell me what I'm not doing right when I even try to start...I can't imagine taking on a structural remodel too...I'd be like a kid waiting for Christmas to have it done, done, done!! Best of luck! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa