Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kitchen update part I

Remember way back in July when I showed the blogosphere my ugly kitchen and how we decided to gut it right before the baby was due? If not, go back and refresh your memory and then hurry back for an update.

Did you go yet?

Well go darn you. (smooches)

Since this house was built in the early 50's, we did have to gut more than originally planned but I do think it's for the best. When we started we were not going to take all the ceiling down, but as things go, it just wasn't going to work out that way.Not to mention that we found awful, how did this house not burn down kinda wiring. Therefore, our entire kitchen has been redone with new electric.


Old ceiling that had to come down.


Bare walls


While gutting this room we did find some interesting things. You see, this room was added on to a few years after being built. The problem was that the owner and hid buddies were most likely drunk after working all day in the mills. We found all kinds of weird things but one was padding the floor with newspapers.

Old newspapers found under old subfloor

Actually finding them was pretty darn interesting. Just to look at the ads, the print and the journalism back then is very interesting. A keeper for sure.

So after gutting came leveling of walls, floor, new electric, new lighting and as of today, drywall. Things are coming along, especially for one guy doing all the work.

Grandpa T doing the electric

My step-dad has been working his ass off several days a week to try and make the deadline. You know, the whole baby coming into the house thing.

Which leads me to yet another fun thing. You see, while our kitchen is being remodeled we have set up a temporary kitchen, fridge and all in the 3rd bedroom (Baby E's room). Hence we can not get her room ready until the kitchen is done. Nice huh?


The temp kitchen before the fridge moved in...

It's been an experience to say the least. I just hope that after I do get a kitchen sink back that I won't try taking all the dirty dishes to the bathroom to wash. It's kind of my new routine...

7 comments:

Elaine A. said...

Good luck getting it all done. I can't imagine having to wash dishes in the bathroom! And those papers are such a fun find!

Bacardi Mama said...

I feel for you. We gutted our 1030's kitchen some years back and it was an adventure. It has to be hard for you to be down on your knees doing dishes in the bathtub. I hated it. I hope it all gets done quickly.

Bacardi Mama said...

That would be 1930's.

Mommy Mo said...

That is so cool about the newspapers. You'll have to let us know if you find anything interesting. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen- where is my invitation for dinner?!

Mimi's Toes said...

Girl, I am so excited to see your new kitchen. I hope you are eating out of paper plates. Those old newspapers are so interesting.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Wow! SO glad there is progress!

Steph

Stacie's Madness said...

why do we do that? I'm like that too, what five projects at once, sure...why not.

always, kicking myself along the way.

sounds like the new kitchen is going to be fabulous!