Monday, September 12, 2011

fare thee well, sort of ugly kitchen

so our kitchen is really one of the main reasons we bought this house. lots of space.
and people always comment on our island because it's like the size of hawaii. i don't want to brag or anything but it's like a thanksgiving dinner dream come true. the problem is that aside from the hawaii-sized island, it's kind of an ugly kitchen. not ugly exactly. i shouldn't say that because i don't want really mean it and i'm really grateful for it and i really do love a lot of things about our kitchen. but really the sucker needs a little facelift. i've searched high and low for the right design ideas as well as pricing all the la-dee-dahs that go along with giving your kitchen a facelift. well of course all the dream la-dee-dahs cost mucho moolah so instead we're doing this on the cheap, a little at a time, and by ourselves...which always sounds so reasonable when you're pricing things and always ends up being slightly nightmarish once you've started. anyway, for now we've just decided on painting - walls and cabinets.
floors and counter tops will have to wait.

we started on saturday and here we are 11 PM monday night having just finished taping everything off! it's like a crazy crime scene in there. we had to tape and wrap and plasticize and card boardicize and all manner of -icize everything (dexter would be proud...) because we're doing the cabinets with a spray gun. which also means all the doors had to be removed and all contents taken out. i felt like we were packing up to move, sheesh! darek is in there right now spray gunning those puppies and i'm just hoping it doesn't wake up the kids, because there is nothing quiet about a spray gun. anyway, we've been working our little fingies to the bone and hopefully things will be smooth sailing from here on out. especially since i spent all morning repainting the walls i had already painted the wrong color over the weekend to the right color that we thought we had the first time. it was worth it though. we love the new color and hopefully
our poor little kitchen will be a little less ugly when all is said and done.

so farewell sort of ugly kitchen
may your orangey oak cabinets never be orangey again

and a little farewell picture
of what happens when the boys won't let me
get the dishes washed unless they help
note the orangey oak


and a little "before" picture that i took the day we moved in
with the hopes that someday there would be a really cute "after" picture.
keep your fingers crossed!

ps - welcome to hawaii




Crazy Lady said...

that is awesome, can't wait to see it!

anna said...

we just painted our cabinets white two weeks ago and it was worth all the sweat. Plus, by painting them ourselves, Clarke let me get really awesome knobs and hardware from Anthropologie with the money we saved.

I am jealous of your island - that is awesome.

Amy D. said...

i CANNOT wait to see this you know since we are up to our eyeballs in all sorts of these types of projects. Please post after picture ASAP.

Amanda & Garlan McCoy said...

Yeah for a facelift! Can't wait to see the end result :) Wish we could be there to help.