Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kitchen Remodel…Finally!

A year after we started this project, I’m finally getting around to posting the big reveal!  And I’ve had the pictures saved in a draft since October, so I figured I’d better get to it!

When we bought the house a little over 4 years ago, this is what the kitchen looked like.


Dining room with the built in hutch


During the process of remodeling the entire house before we moved in, we managed to get the kitchen into this.  New countertops, backsplash, paint etc.  In order to clean the cabinets from the disgusting amount of grease and grime (and cat hair) that had accumulated on them, we sandblasted the doors, which in turn gave them a nice texture.


This was the wall in the living room that butts up against the kitchen


The nite Chris decided to tear up my house, the wall transformed into this….

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He added a support beam across the length of the wall

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and built a new cabinet under the opening

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Then we decided to go ahead and paint the cabinets white, get new doors and drawers and get new flooring.  Chris had a built in built for the refrigerator and the pantry.

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There wasn’t anything wrong with the tile in here, but if we were going to replace it, I wanted a brick floor.  After everything was said and done, I absolutely love it.  But for a period of about 2 1/2 months, I hated myself for wanting that.

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After they laid and finished the entire kitchen, dining, laundry rooms, the brick started breaking.  Literally, if you walked on it or moved a chair, the tile would shatter.  After taking it up with the manufacturer, they decided it was a bad batch of brick and they would pay to rip it up and replace it.  It was awful.

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In the end though, all the months of having my kitchen destroyed I think were well it.  I could not love it more.  It’s so much brighter and cleaner looking!  Enjoy the BIG REVEAL!!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011. A Year in Review


2011-01-06 2011


2011-03-03 cousins


2011-03-29 chloe6


2011-04-10 easter


2011-05-15 mountains


2011-06-11 10months1


2011-07-17 vacation2


2011-08-10 1 year1


2011-09-09 bouncy house


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2011-11-14 landry bday


2011-12-26 christmas

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great *and safe* New Year’s Eve.

I hope everyone is blessed with health and happiness in this new year!


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