Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kitchen Progress Report: 1

I have FINALLY removed all the drawers, doors, hinges, drawer pulls and knobs!  Plus I emptied all the cabinets so I am ready to TSP (clean) them and hopefully sand soon.  It only took me 2 days but I did it.  It's kinda sad and lonely when working alone, plus it takes forever!  I would say that the lovely husband and brother-in-law are going to help me this weekend since they don't have to work but that's not the case.  In fact I won't even be working on the kitchen, we are to busy and we won't have time :(.  On Saturday I have a wedding consultation appointment, I have to make 4 bouquets and a 30th birthday to go to.  Then on Sunday is our 1 year anniversary and I have a photo shoot that my flowers (the 4 bouquets) are being featured in so I won't be able to work on this disaster of a kitchen. 

However, Monday morning I will be up and ready to get this done!  Well maybe not done but continued.  If you look closely, you will see that I took the backsplash/paneling off the wall and tore out one of the countertops.  Not exactly sure of everything that I am doing but I am having fun learning and self teaching along the way :).

You never really realize how much grim from the previous owner is on the cabinets until you start taking them apart, let me just say that there is years of nasty grim, grease, dirt, who knows what on these things and I was thoroughly grossed out today. 

On a happier note, my new hardware arrived today and I can't wait to actually get to use it.

Lastly, what do you guys think about my wall papering the inside of the cabinets for a little fun and funky punch of interest when you open the cabinets?

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