Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moving in!

I'm moving in- to the kitchen, that is.  Hoorah!!  Last night we finished the floors and installed the island counter.  We also moved in a few things.  The kitchen is a mess but slowly coming together.

 Don't you love the cardboard floors?  It's a good thing we haven't taken all the cardboard boxes from the cabinets in for recycling yet.  We just couldn't seem to get through the dog's head that he should only step in the middle of the tiles while the grout was drying.  We had to repair a couple of toenail holes before we learned.

And, last night I cooked for the first time in my new kitchen.  YUM!  Black pasta with alfredo sauce and a bit of turkey sausage.  A big tossed salad (organic, of course) and it was a fabulous celebration dinner!
 This afternoon when I got home, we moved the fridge back into place. While J16 and V are off at her violin lesson I'm unpacking.  I'm sure some things will still migrate as I figure out the best configuration but things are finding homes.
The baking center:
 And my lazy susan corner cabinet that caused us all those problems getting it into the house:
Room for all my bulk dry storage and I can find it all.  I'm in love!  Now maybe I'll have to find something classier than recycled ice cream buckets for storage, LOL!
We still have some trim work to do.  I was sorely disappointed to learn that the lumberyard no longer carries the chair rail I wanted.  Grrr...  We've got a few other places to look to find one I like, but I'm disappointed. Also, we need to finish the back panel on the island and the end caps for it but that shouldn't be too bad.
It's coming together.  All in all, I'm proud of us.  We did a great job- faster than a contractor would have done it.  I hereby declare that the extreme kitchen make-over is COMPLETE!  (well, close enough!)


  1. Congratulations! You should have seen my face though when I was trying to figure out why the tile floor looked like it was sticking out. LOL. It looks absolutely gorgeous. And...as always...I am amazed at your energy and ability to get things done. Dinner looked delish, too.

  2. woohoo! looks wonderful (the kitchen and the dinner)!

  3. Oooh, I love the baking center. It looks awesome.

  4. Yay! It looks great, and the salads look delicious! So nice you were able to get this huge project done and moved back in before garden season starts, you'll be ready to make some great dishes in that new setup!

  5. Congratulations to you both for a job well done!!! It looks just Marvelous!! And your first dinner!! Looked great!! Looking forward to seeing it all without the beautiful cardboard! lol...debbie

  6. Judy - it so beautiful- open and modern. I LOVE the range!

  7. I love it. It is gorgeous! Great job getting it done so quickly!

  8. A stunning new kitchen! Congratulations!

  9. You all did a great job! It looks beautiful.

  10. I saw your comment over at Jane's (Hard Work Homestead) and just had to come see your kitchen. We're in the planning stages of our remodel (no contractors!) so I'm still gathering ideas. Congratulations on a job well done. Looks like a kitchen you'll be happy with for years and years.


Glad you stopped in. I would love to hear from you.