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Friday, January 27, 2012

Kitchen Redo ~ Before Photos

Pat's Galley Kitchen - before

Pat's Galley Kitchen - short side with some backsplash removed

Pat's Galley Kitchen - upper cabinets, false ceiling

Colors in dining area - this is the yellow that will be on the kitchen walls.

The totally UGLY 8" tile that has needed replacing since Columbus sailed the ocean!  This wasn't in the plan until today when I woke up mortified that if we waited to replace the tile, we would damage the new cabinets when our Favorite Fix-It Folks blasted the old tiles off the cement slab!  So...sigh...another piece of the redo. 

Okay, okay - so I just needed something (Oatmeal Raisin cookies)  to give me comfort through all this stressing!  Is that so bad? I'll work it off...really!

There you have the before.  It isn't the worst kitchen on the planet as is, but the sink is stained and old, the counters are scratched and stained, and the sprayer leaks, so we have had some of this on our radar for months.  We also hate the tile and the false ceiling.  So, we are taking care of everything at once.  I'll try not to bore you with this, but I will post periodic updates as things progress.  While we are waiting (5 weeks) for the cabinets, the ceiling and floor will be under construction.  That should be fun! 

I am still torn between being excited and stressed.  I will be counting on your comment/hugs to help me through all this.  Will that be okay?


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8 comments:

  1. Kitchen reno's are not boring!!!!! I'll be waiting! :) ~Greyhound Mom

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    1. Thx! I knew I could count on you!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  2. I'm still finding ways to avoid starting my kitchen update. The procrastination is coming along great! ~ Maureen

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    1. Maureen...I was doing great at that, too, but I got bounced right into the middle of the project when that pesky leak showed up! Ha!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  3. Hi Pat, I can see the ceiling coming down. Great start. However, I always say when things get too tough, bake cookies. You have got down just right.
    Hugs, Ginger

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    1. Ginger, we must keep the lowly workers fed and happy, right? Well, that's me...I'll keep those cookies comin' as long as the stove is still in place! LOL!

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  4. No way is this boring to me! :) I can't wait to see the "after". We can relate to the icky and nasty. The condo that we are renting has this looooovely grey & flower linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom - as well as carpet that could very well be cut into scraps and used to soak up the oil under a car. And we can't change any of that, so know that even though it's a mess for now, it's such a cool thing to be able to make it better!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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    1. Thanks, Kristina! I know there are many blessing in this must do re-so. I will post when the work starts and try to give a running commentary...sort of.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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