Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day...Kitchen Facelift

Happy welcome to May, my friends, I hope Spring is treating you well.  As for me, my home-sweet-home is a little topsy turvy at the moment.  A little kitchen renovation is in the works and I'm SO excited.  It's been a long time coming and our humble kitchen is getting a much needed makeover...

Our kitchen since we moved in 14 years ago.  Time took its toll.  There was termite and water damage in some of the cabinets and general deterioration overall.  It was definitely time to rescue it. 
It took all of half a day to go from this... this

...and this
The kitchen cabinets and counters install is scheduled over 2 weeks and while I'm excited, I also feel a bit anxious over not having a kitchen for this long.  Nowhere to hang my apron!

I'm a bit of a neat freak so to see the dust and grit and general disarray of this part of our home...well, let's just say it will be a challenging 2 weeks for me to get through. 

Can I just hibernate with my hook and stash and emerge when it's all done?!

** Edited to add **
So 4 weeks later...our kitchen is almost back to full function.  New kitchen cabs, counter and recessed lighting installed.  Dust and grit all cleaned up.  The last phase is painting the walls which will happen in a week or two.  So for now, we're enjoying our new kitchen.  Freshly baked brownies on the counter and apron back on its hook...ahhhh, home sweet home.

Sending you wishes for a home-sweet-home day :-)


  1. Oh wow! Worth the dusty weeks for sure! The flowers are gorgeous. I do think it very important to have a pot of nice flowers by the sink.

    Brownies look scrummy, if only I weren't on a flipping diet (which I keep breaking!)

  2. Ah how lovely for you to have a beautiful new kitchen. It's worth al the hassle isn't it, I've recently done mine so i know how irritating all that dust is! Happy cooking :o)

  3. Wow, it's gorgeous. I remember having my kitchen extended and a new kitchen installed, it took weeks, but the end result is usually worth all the upheaval.

  4. Lovely! I live in a house that is over 100 years old and when we moved it didn't have any kitchen cupboards. We made do with free standing furniture. I have been ready for some time for a real kitchen.

    Hope you enjoy your new kitchen!

  5. I bet you cant stop smiling, when we had a new kitchen fitted I keep switching the light on to have a look I did that for ages I just loved that feeling .

  6. Wow it only took 4 weeks?! Your kitchen looks amazing...enjoy your kitchen scrummy looking brownies.


  7. I'm so overjoyed for you Josie. It's looking fabulous and I can smell the brownies from here! Can't wait for the final reveal!


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