Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm going to let you in on "My Dirty Little Secret"

Well, I did it again!! These pictures should be at the END! I tried to drag but it didn't help. I was thinking...as a blogger you can share a little or a lot of yourself. Well, I thought I would share a little more. We have been working on our kitchen/dining room/living room/foyer for a LONG time. Things have come up to put us more behind plus my hubby is doing ALL of it himself. Except for installing the granite. He's even making our island. Our son was in baseball, then he got picked for All Stars, then football and my hubby won't miss ONE game. He had to stop for a while to work on our rental. We decided to put it up for sale. Fran's daughter got married and we we're all busy with that. It just seemed like we had more and more on our plates. He now has almost all of the electrical done as well as the heat and air conditioning. We will be putting up sheet rock and wainscotting very soon.

What a mess it has been. We put up a door blocking off the rest of the house.


That is our front door. We took down ALL the WALLS and ALL the Ceilings.


There's my boys. Hard at work.

This is what the kitchen use to look like.


View from the dining room. Sorry same picture!!

Now that I have lived without a kitchen for A YEAR my old kitchen doesn't look that bad. Yes, my friends that is my DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.....A YEAR!!

What it looked like from the dining room.

This is the dining room taken from the hallway.

The view from the kitchen. Some of these pictures were taken after I started packing things away. The plastic is still on the chairs cause the dining room set is fairly new and I knew we would be redoing the whole house so I thought I should keep them on until the dust settles.





View looking out to the deck. My living room was VERY LONG and NARROW. 1/4 of it was cut off by doorways so it was very hard to rearrange the furniture.

We will now have an open floor plan. I will have a cherry island and the other cabinets will be pearl with a brown glaze. I will also have a butler's pantry.

I got a new camera and can't download the pictures. When I put in the memory card NOTHING happens. I will try to take some pictures of where we live and cook at now to show you the rest of "My Dirty Secret" so stay tuned.

8 comments:

Jen r. said...

Wow, I can't wait to see what it looks like finished!

nikkicrumpet said...

OMG...a year!!! How did you stand that! I wouldn't need the kitchen to cook...but the mess would have made me insane. You are a very patient woman! I'm sure it will all be worth it when it's done....which I hope is going to be VERY soon!

imjacobsmom said...

Yeah, I thought that my kitchen re-do took a long time. Since I stretched it out - you know it takes a little thing called - M-o-n-e-y I had to do it one step at a time. But, I also kept my cabinets since they were nice and are still available today so they are very much in style. I also didn't change my layout. I guess that makes a big diff. I can't wait to see it finished! ~ Robyn

bj said...

Well, sister friend, one year doesn't seem that long to me when you are doing such a HUMONGUS project. I mean, we aren't talking changing the floors or painting a wall or "fluffing" a room...this is MAJOR OVERHAUL....!! WOW ! It is all going to be so so pretty.
Just hang in there!! I'll come by often and give you a hug!! ***hug***
xo bj

Ma'dame French said...

Can't wait to see the after pics...don't know about the counters or Buffie I think she is fine just needed a blogging break I guess (lol) French;)

Cindy said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. Renovations lasting more than several weeks kills me. I can't imagine a year.

Have a blessed Monday!

Cindy
www.homesimplehome.blogspot.com

Tricia Anne said...

Looking forward to seeing your new photos! :o)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are one brave girl. A YEAR? I can barely handle being all discombobulated for a day, let alone a year! I can't wait to see the "after" photos!
Carrie