Monday, July 30, 2007

R.I.P.........





...PED OUT!!!!!





Well, not the most becoming pictures of our kitchen as we know it, but we did want to capture the "Before" and "In Between" shots before everything came tumbling down.

Hubby was here to supervise or "help"; they tried salvaging for Restore, but it got too difficult, and the cabinets are almost 20 years old anyway, more than past their prime. Ian loves this stuff; a great time for me to visit with one of my new nieces for the day as well.

There's no turning back now! But you know what? I am so pumped about this ... a brand spankin' new kitchen is on its way! When we were first married I loved to cook, all the time, trying out new recipes. My coworkers were always wondering what leftovers I would bring for lunch the next day! But since we've had kids, it's been tough to be creative, I tend to stick to a lot of the staples (ie. things THEY will eat). It's not the same as being able to crack open a bottle of wine, turn on some soothing Diana Krall, and leisurely cook up a lovely candlelit dinner. No cooking for the next few weeks, which doesn't sound so bad about now. We're hoping that a new kitchen will inspire me.

And I don't have to be here for a lot of it! Kids are the best excuse to vacate a construction site. Whoot!!

7 comments:

pinks & blues girls said...

Wow, look at that!! How exciting for you guys! And you're so right - having kids is a great excuse to get out of a construction site! I'm so envious that you're getting a new kitchen!!

Jane, P&B Girls

kailani said...

I can hardly wait to see the after shots!

Pavel said...

Oh, cool! Nothing like remodeling! Sure it's kind of a mess for a bit, but it's so nice when it's all said and done.
I can't wait to see what it looks like!

Family Adventure said...

Karen, you must be so excited. I know how fed up you were with the kitchen - I am looking forward to seeing the end result. Good luck these next few weeks! I know renovations get a bit tiresome after a while, but hang in there!

BeachMama said...

Cool, I love watching people get new kitchens. I personally don't like renos in my own house, but do put up with them when needed. But, I love watching others transform their spaces and see what comes of it in the end.

I hope you get the inspiration you are looking for from the new space.

Dina said...

you could always get Ian to BBQ while the kitchen is under construction -teehee...
also- your kitchen is HUGE!!! lucky gal!

Chrissy121875 said...

Awesome stuff! There's nothing like a fresh new look! How exciting!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

C xo

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