Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Kitchen

It's not done yet, no. The cabinets were ordered today. Using the Special Order program, I got them for 10% above store cost. Since I ordered 12 cabinets (small kitchen), I also get a $500 gift card. Good thing it'll arrive in 6-8 weeks, we'll have nothing but mums and pansies, both of which I am no fan of. Instead, it will buy the dishwasher and microwave (clearance sales, hopefully) or at least one of the two. In the meantime, I've got a friend to help me with wiring and all the other tedious bits that need to be done.

When I bought the house....

Aside from a fridge, stove, and hutch, it looks the same. The wallpaper border was removed late last winter. The floor is still that ugly green. The cabinets and walls are all still antique white.

This project will take at least 3-4 weeks to complete AFTER waiting 4-6 weeks for the cabinets. That gives me plenty of time to do a bit of painting, wiring, plumbing, and scraping of the window trim. All the floor trim will be removed as well as the "chair rail" that was also in the bathroom. The walls in some areas will need to be steamed and scraped to remove a horrible texture someone applied over plaster walls.

There will be updates.


Anonymous said...

I do not envy you. I have yet to find a home improvement project that costs less than $100 and requires les than 4 trips to Lowes or HomeDepot.

We re-did our kitchen a couple of years ago. After peeling off 4 layers of wall paper before we could paint, I have a true hatred of the stuff.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I did the wallpaper in the hall. Over the original wallpaper, some idiot had spackled the walls with this textured stuff. It was horrible. But I know how to remove it now, so at least I have that going for me.

FlowerLady said...

I don't envy you that job Tom, but when you are done you are going to have a whole new kitchen. I'm so glad to be done with our kitchen remodeling project. Will look forward to your updates.


Kris said...

Gentlemen -- start your power tools!

Good luck and have fun. I'm sure you'll be bringing your own special touches to your new kitchen. ;-D Looking forward to progress reports.