Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kitchen Update - Week 1

Hey guys, it's been a while!  There's been a lot going on in my kitchen lately, so let's jump right it.  First off, remember back in March when the new door was installed?  I never mentioned it again, but my uncle did come and put drywall up around it so we didn't have to stare into the depths of the house every time we went into the kitchen.

After that, we pretty much left things alone in there until September.  We have big plans to completely gut and renovate the kitchen, but that's going to take a lot of time and money.  For now, though, we're going to paint and move things around and just sort of update it.  Nothing too drastic, just enough to make things a little less... frightening out there.  Here's a video we made last year when we were trying to win a new kitchen (which obviously didn't work) so you can see the starting point.

This kitchen is such a mess that we needed to do quite a bit of work before we could even start painting.  First we took everything out of the cabinets and took all the curtains down from the windows. 

Kylie doesn't want to breathe in any 112 year old dust.

Then we removed what remained of the paneling and plywood.  We had to take down the stove hood and cabinets to achieve this - what a mess!

Kylie pries off some plywood.
Mum sweeps away some spider webs that were hiding under the paneling.
Dad and Uncle Don pry off the remainder of the plywood after taking down the cabinets.
That was enough for one week.  We decided to hold off on any actual painting until week two, which you can see tomorrow!

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