We went to Home Depot and Lowe's looking for the perfect flooring. We found it. As soon as we got home with it, I started pulling up the old yucky floor. While sitting on the floor, I started thinking "Maybe we should paint the cabinets before we put the new floor down?" Cap'N Crunch said, "Okay, I guess."
Off to the home improvement stores....found the right paint color after much agonizing. Got all the supplies we needed: paint brushes, sand paper, primer, and more sand paper.
During the sanding process, the Cap'N and I had a small (ha! large) altercation. We both realized that we had bitten off more than could be chewed in a weekend - the original goal. Once we settled down, we got back to work.
Fast forward a month and the kitchen is done. Now, let me say that during the month we had a visit from a very helpful Papa and Nanny. Without them, we would probably still be living in an unfinished kitchen...we will never know!
Lessons learned from the 2011 Kitchen Remodel:
- Sanding your skin does not make it smoother. It was an accident, but yes, I did sand my skin.
- Dust makes it way into every room when you sand indoors.
- Finish the original project before deciding to refinish the dining room table.
- It is only "fun" to picnic on the living room floor for so long.
- It is really not a good idea to take on any kind of remodeling less than two weeks before having visitors.
- Peeling/prying up old laminate flooring will result in a grumpy husband.
- It is not smart to aim a sharp object towards your body and then hit said sharp object with a hammer. The sharp object will draw blood and result in pain.
- Remodeling is like having a baby...Labor is painful. Then you meet your beautiful new perfect baby and you forget all about the pain.
- Tell all your friends to forbid you to remodel anything for at least a year.
The table before...yuck!
Notice all of the groves....they were a crumb magnet.
Papa andCheerio doing some plumbing
Cheerio loves her Papa :-)
Nanny helping with the cabinets
Cap'N Crunch sanding the cabinets
Finally the after! Can you believe that is the same table? Do you like the two-tone cabinets?
Can you see the turquiouse cabinet knob on the second door? What do you think?
Well, that's it for tonight. I will post soon with some photos of the girls. We found an amazing patch of bluebonnets this year!