Monday, April 14, 2008

Still a mess!

Last week I showed you this mess I had from taking wallpaper down in my Kitchen and Dining area. I thought I would give you an update and tell you things are messier than ever! Bob had today off so he tackled moving some of the cabinets.
Here you see the contents of a couple of them stacked on the table.

This area has had one cabinet removed and moved to make room for a dishwasher. Can you believe I've never had one? We don't have a very big kitchen, but with some prodding from my sister Cheri and some creative thinking by Bob, we figured out how to have a dishwasher and not lose any cabinet space. We're really happy with how things look space wise - this opens up the kitchen and makes it look bigger. However - what a mess! There is drywall dust and sawdust all over. I cleaned the top of my stove off only to have it looking dusty as ever an hour later. The floor has pieces of flooring scraped off and the counter top has cuts through it. I'm afraid it'll be awhile before it's done, but it will be worth it! I'll give you more updates as we work.

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21 comments:

Short Stop said...

NO, I can't believe that you've never had a dishwasher, and I'm SO excited that you're getting one!

We never had one when I was growing up. My sisters and I...we were the dishwashers! :)

Keep updating...can't wait to see it when it's all finished!

Deb said...

Oh girl, you will love that dishwasher!! It's worth the mess:)

Lynn said...

ditto to deb's comment...

I am without a dishwasher this year while we are in Korea and OH do I ever miss it!

Shelly said...

Wow! You are doing a makeover! Look forward to seeing the pictures when you get done. Or as you progress further. I like changing things and remodeling too.

justabeachkat said...

No dishwasher...yikes! Just wait. You won't believe how nice life will be. LOL The mess will be worth it.

Hugs!
Kat

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wow! No dishwasher! You deserve one, so I'm glad your getting one! As far as the mess in the words of a Third Day song "Theres a light at the end of this tunnel"!

Rebekah said...

I have a dishwasher but have some items that need hand washed. I fill up the sink, wash those dishes, then... since I already have a sink of soapy water, I will TAKE dishes OUT of the dishwasher and HAND wash them.

LOL, Im a dork.

Diane said...

During those times of remodeling in our house it's always better for me to be away during the chaos and to return only when "the dust clears". It stresses me out too much! I'm glad you're getting a dishwasher FINALLY! Welcome to the 21st century! :)

Terri said...

I didn't know you were planning for a dishwasher. Great - now all the family gatherings can be over by you!!!

Pat said...

I'm actually envious of your construction site. It means better things are to come. My kitchen is in BAD need of updating, but I do have a dishwasher! My daughter just got her first dishwasher after 19 years of marriage...she now wonders how she did without it. I can't wait to see "updates", I will live vicariously though each and every one of them!

Amy said...

Congrats on getting a dishwasher. I have never had one either. I can't wait for my time to come. We have done our house completely over in the last 10 years, excluding the downstairs bath and kitchen. Someday we will do them, and I look forward to it. Its funny that sometimes the little things such as a dishwasher will seem like such a big deal when you've waited.

Sounds like your project will be nice when it's completed. Best of luck and have a great day!

Cherdecor said...

I LOVE messes like that! It spells improvement! I like remodeling and decorating! I tease when I say that it is such a spiritual experience to me!

I have a dish washer but it doesn't work. When we had a dish washer when we lived in Baltimore, I didn't use it so I figured it was no use getting this one fixed. When we get ready to sell, we will put a new one in.

So, did you knock out a wall to get the space you needed?

Jennifer said...

I am thinking up until not so long ago you had 3 dishwashers didn't you?
Smiles!

Chelle' said...

Ahhhh Mari- the kitchen upgrade... I know it well. Praying it finishes soon. Can't wait to see the pics!

Love ya

Earen said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the end result!!

Cheri said...

I'm so excited for you- it looks so much bigger now than it did before!!

Nancy said...

The good old kitchen up grade, nothing worse than kitchens & bathroom remodeling but all worth it... You'll love the dishwasher!!!

He Knows My Name said...

hi mari, thanks for praying for the little guy. i've seen a change in him today from yesterday. they put him on augmentin. i think it will do the trick.

i so excited for you. with all the cooking you do, clean-up is going to be almost fun. noticed i said almost. everything looks great so far. please post a picture when you get it so we can celebrate with you!!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Surely there's technology out there that'd allow someone smart to invent dust free drywall or a tool to cut drywall without making dust? It's the major complaint for all the renovators I've ever known!

I can't wait to see the project completed - I love kitchen makeovers!

I'm Sadie said...

No dishwasher here either. It would make my life a lot easier, so I am hoping we will get one soon. I am thrilled that you are getting one! I know you will love it! Can't wait to see more pics!

Dena said...

Dishwashers ROCK! I can't believe you haven't had one!