Thursday, February 17, 2011

A new remodel...

I promised to share the 'big project' with you. After seven years of living in our home, we've decided to redo the kitchen. Not a huge remodel by any means but some things to make it more functional and brighter. I love our house but from the day we moved in, I knew the kitchen had to change. First, it's tiny compared to all the other rooms. Just barely big enough for a bistro table and two chairs. We either have to move one chair to open the oven or the other chair to open the dishwasher. So, it's small. There has never been enough counter space and the counters are discolored and have had liquid seep into the joints. The ceiling light was put off center with the light behind me while I'm cooking or at the sink so we'll go with new track lighting. There is no exhaust fan so heat and cooking odors build up, there has never been a back splash, and someone put out cigarettes on the linoleum. We don't have enough storage space and there is no place to put my Crock Pot, Electric Skillet or large pots and pans. All in all, a project waiting to happen. So, we met with a contractor on Saturday and gave him my list. (There are two bald eagles flying outside my craft room window - mating flight, maybe?) Tomorrow I am off on my first design choice: I need to find the extra cabinets - upper and lower- to fill in one wall. I need spaces for my large cooking appliances and a cabinet for my spices. Once I find the new cabinets, we will make plans to have our current cabinets refinished to match the new ones. I will share photos, pain, and pleasure along the way. We already know we will not have use of our kitchen for a while. We will move the fridge, microwave and coffee pot to the dining room. We're assuming (according to HGTV) the remodel will take twice as long as we think and half again more money than we planned for, but I'm excited to take on the challenge.

57 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. These are wonderful.

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  2. i love these, thanks for sharing xx

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  3. These are all beautiful images! Thank you for so generously sharing them.
    Hugs, Cami

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  4. These are great images. In May my town has 2 weeks of pirate themed "Contraband Days." This stamp will be great for scrapping.

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  5. Thanks for the printable images. Good luck on the kitchen remodel!

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  6. Oh your kitchen is going to be so nice when you are done. I cannot wait to hear more about the project. All the best with everything.
    And most of all thank you for the new digi stamps. Hugs, Fran

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  7. Wonderful sentiments. thanks so much. I never seem to have enough.

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  8. Gosh these are so great!! Thank you so much!!!
    Laurie

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  9. These are gorgeous! Love them. Thanks a million for sharing.

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  10. Wow gotta loves these, can't wait to use them. THANKS

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  11. Many thanks for sharing these great sentiments with me! Hazel x

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  12. thank you so much or the freebies.

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  13. Thank you for the freebies. Wondeful sentiments and will be giving those candles a good work out in March.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these beautiful ones ...there are so many possibilities with them

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  15. Thanks for the adorable images! Good luck with your remodel!

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  16. these are fantastic...had a browse and snagged all your other goodies too...thanks so much for all your work it is much appreciated...hugs Jackie xx

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  17. Oh, I love these kind of circle sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Thank you love the birthday sentiment

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  19. I love these and I need them so thank you for your kindness and generosity. I really really appreciate you and your blog and your digi's
    hugs Cathy

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  20. Thanks so much for the sentiments. They are just perfect. I am so jealous of your kitchen redo. Can't wait to hear your stories and see the finished room!!

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  21. I LOVE these sentiments, they are fabulous and I cannot wait to use them.

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  22. Thank you so mcuh. Very cute sentiments.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  23. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What lovely sentiments...thanks so much for sharing your work!pam

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  25. Thank you so much!

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  26. Thank you so much for some wonderful sentiments!! I LOVE the fairy one! and the birthday candles one is funny :)

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  27. I have just done a scrapbook page of my niece as a Pirate, your sentiment is PERFECT!! Thank you so much....

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  28. great images - thanks for sharing.

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  29. Thanks for sharing the cute sentiments. You're very kind to do so. Love the designs.

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  30. love them, thank you

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  31. anonymous
    Thank you so very much xx

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  32. Thanks a ton for the cuties..... Hugs)))

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  33. oh wow Cindy !!! These are simply gorgeous !!!! I love these images. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
    love
    Naush

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  34. Great images, looking forward to use them. Thanks :)

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  35. These are great digis. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I wish you great success with your kitchen makeover. It's a nuisance to go through, but well worth it in the end.

    These digis are awesome!!! Thanks so much.

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  37. very nice digis. thanks for sharing. jane

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  38. Lovely Sentiments! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. P.S. Hoping for kitchen B4 and After shots - like on HGTV...enjoy!

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  40. Thanks for the great sentiments. Good luck with the reno! :)

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  41. These are great - Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Thank you!! I love them and hope to use them soon.

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  43. These are fabulous Cindy, thank you so much
    whispa307

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  44. Thank you!..............Margaret x

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  45. fab sentiments thank you

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  46. Thank you for the sentiments. And I totally understand your need for the kitchen update. My kitchen was 'updated' in 1961 and so needs to be redone. It doesn't have room for my crockpot. :)

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  47. Thank you for these freebies. You do great work!

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  48. THESE ARE SUPER, LOVE THEM. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT WORKS OF ART..IT'S APPRECIATED.


    HUGS
    BOBBI

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  49. Thank you! haha... love the candles!

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