Saturday, January 20, 2007

Have you hugged your cupboards today?

I have no fun kid mess pictures to share because my dining room has now returned to it's regularly scheduled job as a dining room and all food items are now safely secured in the cupboards....where they belong. I much prefer my peanut butter in the pantry and not decorating my walls. Interestingly, these are not the cupboards that we ordered. The colour is right, the wood type is right but the design, not so much. We will however not say anything about the mix up as the cabinet people were long gone and we had already filled the cupboards with kitchen stuff before we noticed.

Horray For Cupboards!!

There's still a huge amount of work yet to do- tiles, flooring, paint etc. but I have cupboards so...who cares??

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Day whatever

I've lost track of the days as my brain can no longer function under the layer of plaster dust and old vinyl flooring adhesive. I think we're finally getting somewhere though. It's starting to look more like a kitchen and less like someone's barn- and not one of those fancy horse barns either. More like a barn where you put the cattle you don't like. Hopeully tomorrow there will be cupboards. Lots and lots of glorious cupboards.

Mess of the day= peanut butter

I am having a hard time envisioning the end results at this point in time!

Monday, January 08, 2007

kitchen reno- day 2

I've decided to keep a photo-log of our kitchen renovation project with the hopes that we will look back at the photo's and perhaps reminisce fondly about the sheer chaos that our lives became. At this point however I'm beginning to wonder if we will survive. I tried to convince my mom that care packages containing food and royal chinet would be a fabulous idea but I don't think she took me seriously. Tomorrow we get to put in dry-wall and rip up the floor. I am giddy with anticipation.

The kitchen is now devoid of anything that makes it function as a kitchen. No counters, no cupboards, no sink. The water supply to the fridge filter is turned off thus rendering all house water undrinkable. You would think that we would have thought to purchase water somewhere before we did this wouldn't you.

Because we have no kitchen, the dining room is now covered in all things kitcheny and the kids are really enjoying the fact that everything that they could possibly want to get into is now right there in the open.

Things like jam......

.....and large tubs of protein powder.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Finally, a valid excuse for take-out!

Today as we were cleaning out the the cupboards in prepration for a massive kitchen overhaul I came across a bag of peanuts. Printed in bold type on the bottom of the bag were the words: Allergy Alert - packaged in a plant that processes peanuts. don't say.....

I've been meaning to update here since the move but haven't had the time. Perhaps once my kitchen is no longer strewn all over the dining room and back stairs and the walls have more than the original lathe on the them.....cupboards would ne nice....I will have time to actually sit and type.