Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Progress on our kitchen project

Our construction…or perhaps you could call it deconstruction…is slowly moving along in the kitchen. 
Exhibit A:
(That’s my husband above, getting a bowl for ice cream after the exhausting demolition he just accomplished.)
And even more recently, this is what the largest non-cupboard wall looks like at the the moment:
Kind of rustic, don’t you think?  It makes me feel all Laura Ingalls Wilder in a way. 
At least we have electricity!!!!
(Just to refresh your memory, this was that same corner of the kitchen a few short weeks ago):

Moving on!!
(This one makes it look like our kitchen is crooked…but that would just be me taking the picture.  I guess that could make for a better “after” picture!  People could wonder how we got the room all leveled out.)

Speaking of electricity, we have about half of the wiring done, thanks to our new brother-in-law who is also an electrician.  The rest should be done this coming Saturday, yay!  Then we, or I should say my husband, can do more demolition and we can start dry walling the ceiling and a few walls.  There are of course a few problem areas that we need to address.  Old houses can be like that! 
IMG_4405edit This old door formerly connected to the foot of our stairs.  Don’t ask me why!  It was covered over with paneling.  The other side of the door looks much more civilized and actually quite nice, which is why we are not taking it out (ok let’s get right to the point…we don’t want to have to re-do the other side of the wall too!!!!).  We’re just going to cover it over with drywall.  Who needs a door from the middle of the kitchen to the bottom of the stairs?  Lazy people, that’s who.  Not us, obviously.  (Though we’d like the luxury of being lazy some mornings…not happening with a preschooler and a toddler in the house!!)
There are a couple of other things but I won’t bore you with the details.  Plus I didn’t take pictures.  :)
Anyway, progress is happening, whether it looks like it or not! 

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