Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Kitchen Demo Show and Tell

Be still your beating hearts - a update the next day!  Honestly, I'm just so pleased that I had to post.

Day 1 (yesterday) - I carefully removed most of the hardware so I can drop it at Habitat Restore.
Day 2 - a HUGE shout out to my friend Rhonda who not only came over to help me swing a hammer but brought supper too!  Awesome friend award for sure.  She pried with the pry bar and I swung the mallet.  I felt like Thor - it was awesome.  And here are our results

We got all of the upper cabinets off and most are out on my front lawn - I'm officially white trash. :-)
Just need to get the bulkhead off and the back part off.  This sh*t is solid - built in the house and then screwed to the wall - there's 2 1/2" nails every 2" for gawd's sake.

My amazing mom is coming over tomorrow - we'll see how far we get.

Well, it's been a long day between working a full day, working out at lunch and swing a hammer for an hour and a half.  Signing off.  

Peace out.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Happy Sofa and Kitchen Before

Hola mi amigos!  It's been longer than I wanted but that's the way it rolls right now.

Lots has gone on - sad and good.

Sad news first - my uncle Ernie died the end of January - we didn't find out until mid-February.  Heartbreaking and I wasn't able to go to BC to attend his funeral and to support my mom and her siblings who could go.  Quite frankly it sucks and I feel like I haven't had closure yet.  He was a great uncle that he could be living across the country - always called, listened, supported and loved - all you can ask for and I will miss him.

Good news - I got off my ass and joined Curves.  I love it!  It's only been a couple of weeks but I feel so much better already.  I'm watching what I eat but no crazy ass hardcore weight loss plan - it has to be a lifestyle change that I'm comforable with and will keep up.  I think my butt looks better already!

As promised, here is a pic of my Happy Sofa (with happy kitties)with kickass cushion covers ordered on Etsy (my biggest addiction).

Also, as previously promised, here is my ghettotastic kitchen complete with funktastic ceiling.

The plan is to have the long section with the sink ripped out and walls patched for Saturday when handyman Dave will be coming to relocate the sink and dishwasher.  Lots to do in here.

Next, is an example of the floor repairs I need to do (they cut the floor to drop the old furnace and old oil tank into the cellar).

The floors themselves look like hell but will be awesome when refinished.

Lastly, we have the spot where shredded critter was - you can see some dried blood I couldn't get off  nor peel the piece of wallpaper off as well as the spray foam used to plug hole so I don't have to deal with more shredded critters hanging out of my kitchen wall. Bleck.

I've got to get my tired self to bed.  Sweet dreams - I'll post progress in a few days.