taking back roads


on October 13, 2014



While M was out of town, I wanted to surprise him by finishing the kitchen. It was A LOT of work and add four kids to the mix was just straight crazy. My sweet  friend Julie came over a couple of nights (her hub even came over to change out/update all outlets and switches) and then my mom came over Saturday to help with touch up/hang cabinet doors/clean up.  HUGE thank you to them!
Me doing DIY is total comedy. I make the silliest mistakes. Measure twice and have someone else cut, is my new motto.

So here are a couple before/after pics (I’ll save the whole room reveal until  the countertops  and the flooring are replaced).





So much brighter!





The wallpaper was so hideous!!!


Even though I tore it all down there were spots – like where the seams were, that stained the drywall — took 5 coats of primer to finally stop it from bleeding through!

I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this, glad its *mostly* done!


3 responses to “Kitchen

  1. Ben Burt says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t believe you did all this work yourself. So proud of you.

    Speaking of proud–C and I went to Redmond–left 8 and got home by 11:30 this am. Must be a record. No stopping for cokes-no breakfast-no lunch.


  2. Marilyn D. says:

    You are AWESOME!!! What a BIG job well done..Beautiful..and yes looks so much Brighter.
    Where did Michael go for a week? Photo from plane looks like maybe Albq.?

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