Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I think we've passed the point of no return.
Day 1 of kitchen renovation is now in the record books. I still have my sense of humor as I am amused by the paint splotches all around the room.
They are back at it this morning. It's noisy and dusty, but I'm comfortable in my little cave upstairs. Keep your fingers crossed that the cabinets will be delivered this afternoon.

15 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

Glad we decided to postpone our visit til after the kitchen remodel!! don't envy you with the remodel but i'm sure I will envy your new kitchen digs and the spiffy quilting cabinets!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, that is fantastic, everything removed already and it looks so tidy. Hope you post the various steps. So they will put the cabinets up next? Very cool.

kjquilts said...

Renovations! I can't wait to see your new kitchen. Your little quilt is so cute. I love it!

Julie in the Barn said...

Been there, done that! But it will be so worth it. Can't wait to see your new gourmet kitchen all done & decorated with your special Libby touch.

Happy Birthday to you today!

Loris said...

Fingers are crossed...which makes for difficult typing :-)
Love the paint color. It looks rich and inviting.

AnnieO said...

Looking good--fingers (and eyes) crossed for the cabinet delivery. We remodeled our kitchen about six years ago. The worst part was having no countertop for SIX WEEKS. Luckily our installer rigged a temporary one and we had the sink and dishwasher hooked up so it wasn't too terrible--at least we could cook and wash!

Kathie said...

all I can say is good luck!
once the cabinets are available and you put them up against the paint you will know which color to chose
I 'd go for the one on the right and use the accessories for the accent colors
this way if you want to change it in a year or two you can without worrying about the paint color
plus neutral is good for resale :)
Kathie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Libby, This reminds me of the time I had a kitchen remodeled. My three kids were young children. I had picked a piece of slate for the counter top. The contractor said the slate was available. It wasn't. I had my heart set on it. It took over a month to get it. We were without a kitchen for that whole month. Wow, what a challenge with three kids at home.I never could understand why he tore the kitchen out without checking to make sure that slate was available. LOL! I am sure you will have better luck with your remodel. I can't wait to see how your kitchen all comes together.

This spring we will be doing a handicap bathroom for my hubby. I am really looking forward to that. The sooner the better. I could have used it with my foot broken for weeks. LOL! Actually I am thinking I would love to have a house on one floor!

Have fun sewing this week! I always love what you do and blog about. Many blessing.~Karen

Milah said...

I went through this 10 years ago so I know how you feel. I hope your cabinet guys are as nice as ours were. We contracted two brothers to to build our cabinets....after the job was done they became real good friends of ours.

angela said...

I remember our kitchen reno. I was doing the dishes in the laundry sink and cooking on the BBQ out side. Good thing we did alot of camping out and had all the cooking Paraphernalia or else we would have been haveing alot of take away.
Hope yours comes alone much quicker.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Our cabinets will be arriving at the end of the month, so I'll be watching your "blow-by-blow" accounting of the what to, and what not to do!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wowie zowie! :) It will be beautiful when it's done...heck I'd take it just the way it is!!!!!

WoolenSails said...

That is the hard part, seeing it empty. But, I know it will be beautiful when they put the cabinets in.

Debbie

Quilter Kathy said...

Crossing my fingers for you... X and X

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

It should feel wonderful to have that through. I am sure it will go well with you.... enjoy those times of respite during the "chaos" as you called it.