Tuesday, October 12, 2010

kitchen remodel begins!

a few friends have cautioned me that i really might lose my marbles if i went ahead with a kitchen remodel pregnant, with a toddler. but i couldn't picture it getting any easier waiting until i had two little ones roaming around. so this weekend we began, what i hope will be, a great kitchen remodel.

the first part, i was convinced was the easiest. i mean, all we were doing was pulling down the old stuff. i was gone this weekend when justin began. that wasn't an oversight or an accident. and other than justin almost losing a leg, and having to put up new walls in half the kitchen, i think it went well.

we even plumbed in a utility sink and set up the ping pong table to hold things. it feels like we are camping. kinda.
anyways, here's the pics...


packing up the kitchen...

nasty old sink, that is what it looks like scrubbed!

nasty old floor. worse color ever. it is hard to tell here, but there definitely was a tint of pink in it.

dented  dishwasher, it actually made the dishes dirtier.

counter tops and back splash. this tile is everywhere in my house. it must have been on special. who does white tile, with white grout?? obviously a man who never plans on cleaning it!

the yellow beast. i seriously will miss this thing. it had a great oven too! i can't wait to show you our new one, we tried to keep it the same style.

the original cabinets. i can't say here what they smelled like, but if you've been over, i've probably told you.


tearing out the walls (unplanned)


the injury

the old kitchen

next week, floors installed...pics to come.


  1. That's a total demo for sure! Love it. And what a battle wound, Justin!

  2. Justin,
    I love you and I love your leg. Please go see a Dr. or get a tetanus. Please OHOOOOOOOHHHHHHH
    Amazing demo job.
    xo Nana

  3. I see a bonfire in your future.....PaPa

  4. Fred would have loved to help with the Demolition!! Can't wait to see the After pictures! Grandma Jean

  5. You guys are amazing! We would NEVER attempt something like this!
    Katie McCarthy

  6. empty! oh my! so excited for you, can't wait to see the finished product.

  7. Jess, I stumbled onto you blog today and saw that yellow oven....almost the exact same model in my kitchen right now! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to redo the cabinets in the whole kitchen when it's time to replace that thing, it's such a beast. Excited to see what you've found to replace it! -Ashley Gilchrist