Picture Day: Goodbye Crappy Kitchen

The make shift kitchen/dining room/storage facility has been set up...

My Ikea kitchen cabinets are waiting anxiously in their many (many) flat bloxes...

The cupboards are unpacked...

Destruction begins!

No turning back now...it's all gone baby. So long crappy kitchen! Adios sticky plywood cabinets that repel any and all brands of paint. Even the expensive "Cabinet and Baseboard" paint. Floor...don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

More to come...Husband is taking off the week to get it started. Next up, ripping up the many layers of lino to see if the maple hardwood floors underneath are good enough to refinish. Stay tuned, I'll keep posting pictures!

21 comments:

PurlingPirate said...

I don't envy you the amount of work you have ahead of you but MAN I envy your new kitchen!!!

Judi said...

OOoohh....... how exciting! I wish you the easiest install of any kitchen ever and an enjoyable week with the husband! And yes, be sure to post lots of pics!

Jenny said...

I just got finished with the study and it is so worth it. (Even though at the time you want to cry and hide your eyes from the chaos.)

I can't wait to see the results!

BoggyWoggy said...

Wow! What fun! Everyone deserves a new kitchen once in awhile!

Kelly said...

I'm just so impressed that the husband even knows what to do! Good luck!

Lisa Milton said...

How exciting, and messy. Hope the remodeling goes well.

Lotta said...

Purl - having envied other's kitchens for the last 7 years I fully understand.

Judi - will do! Thanks!

Jenny - The first day felt like "camping". But I think that will fade fast...

All - Thanks!

Lotta said...

PS Kelly - Me too! He's damn sexy when he works on the house too.

QueenB said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see the new kitchen!

mommiebear2 said...

Goodness I do not envy you with all of that work, but I am sure it will be beautiful after yall are all finished. :)

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

OH MY! Are you guys doing all that YOURSELVES????

Me = impressed.

kimberly sherrod said...

Yippee! I love it! Pretend that your kitchen got picked for one of those make over shows- what's the one on HGTV??? With the hunky guy with the table saw? I can't wait to see the new kitchen! It's gonna be awesome! (I am pretending it's my new kitchen too!- we remodeled everything except the bathrooms and the kitchen!) Had to stop for fear of madness! It's tough making all those decisions! Paint, faucet styles...hope you tell us all the funny stuff- know you will! Laughing in anticipation! You just don't know the joy of remodeling!!!! (teeheee- stock up on some rum & vodka) :) Kim

Karen Forest said...

Good luck.....

I will keep my fingers crossed for you about the floors.

jdoriot said...

Oh wow! I would love a new kitchen...and I would love Ikea cabinets! Neat!

Lotta said...

Aimee - "we" is my husband. My job will be to keep the kids away from the staples, nails and other protruding objects.

That said...I just got finished shrieking like a fishwife cause husband promised to take off this week and he went in today and will be going in again tommorow. He does this EVERY time he promises to take time off work. Grrrrr.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Good luck!

How will this all be explained in Quicken? hee-hee

Grim Reality Girl said...

***excited hand clapping!!!***

YAY!! A home improvement project photo essay! Me loves it! And the kitchen no less!!! You are way brave! We will need daily reports!!!

/yes, I'm living through you again.

Mama en Fuego said...

My mom just Ikea'd her closet and I swear I caught her dry humping her shoe rack last weekend....

Mama en Fuego said...

My mom just Ikea'd her closet and I swear I caught her dry humping her shoe rack last weekend....

karrie said...

Woohoo!!

One of these days, I'm getting a real kitchen too. Sigh.

Stephanie said...

Looking forward to my turn!! I'll get my spiffy new kitchen yet!

Oh, and you are my hero! Er, shero!