Here’s a Throwback Thursday for ya. Remember when my kitchen looked like this?
At the beginning of the month, we started demolition. By which I mean David demoed stuff while I kept the girls out of the way and took pictures.
He took out the dysfunctional microwave. (He is about 6’3″ if that gives you a little perspective on just how low that thing was hung.)
Next he took down all the upper cabinets (I failed to take a picture of that bit), then tore into the dropped ceiling and nobody was even a little bit sad about it.
This revealed just how complicated things were going to get with all the wiring, duct work, and other fun things that needed to be moved, removed, or altered to fit into a higher ceiling. That part was admittedly a little discouraging.
But hey! Progress! Hard to be too upset about that.
He took out all the cabinets on the east wall where we discovered an inexplicable scrap of ugly wallpaper above the patch of ugly fruit tiles, may they rest in pieces.
We also discovered a small patch of black mold growing on the drywall. It was confined to that one spot, thank goodness.
Finally he threw most of the debris into the side yard via the conveniently enormous window.
And our kitchen looked kind of like this for the next two weeks…minus the light box in the middle of the ceiling and the mess all over the floor/counters. It’s not pretty, but it’s functional, and I guess that’s what matters.
Stay tuned for our next installment: David Electrocutes Himself Trying To Reroute Wiring!
(Just kidding, he was fine.)
(No seriously, it wasn’t a big deal. And rewiring pics are boring so I’ll skip to bigger updates next week. I know this is riveting stuff and you can’t wait.)