Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm About To Expose My Underwear and a Blog Friend Giveaway shout out

Ok, so I'm not about to expose my underwear. It is currently being used, but I am about to let you in on a big dark shameful secret....yes, I can see you leaning in and listening intently. Here it is

(Warning: If you have a heart condition please do not continue...please remove small children from the viewing area before proceeding...if you have medication for nausea, now is the time to take it)

Ok, you've been warned and you have had time to decide if you will proceed. Now let's see what you are really made of.

Scream...fall on the floor in disbelief and disqust....My eyes, my eyes, please someone poke them out now!!!

That's right. It's my kitchen, or more appropriately my dungeon....There has been a reason that you have never seen my kitchen on any of my posts. I spend a lot of time in this kitchen and it's all painful. I'm a cook. I love to cook but I HATE this kitchen, in case you don't get the picture, let me count the reasons:

  1. Ugly

  2. Outdated

  3. No counter space

  4. Dark

  5. Too small

  6. Galley kitchens are not for people who cook

  7. My countertops are green...ugly, ugly green

  8. Ugly

  9. Ugly

  10. Ugly

I am not in a position to enlarge my kitchen at this time and that is what is going to happen in the next 3-5 years or I'm going to walk. It's me or the kitchen. For now, I'm biting the bullet and doing a mini remodel. I work fulltime, so this is going to take me forever. Bear with me through this journey and hopefully, before Christmas, I'll have that wonderful all encompassing post that shows all is finished.

The Plan:

  • Paint the cabinets - add new trim In progress

  • Add new undercounter lighting In progress

  • Retile the backsplash

  • Paint the walls to compliment the new cabinet color

  • Install countertops

  • Install planking to the ceiling

  • Replace some appliances

  • Install shutters in the breakfast nook

Here is a little peak at my new and improved cabinets.

Much better.

Also wanted to make you aware of one of our blog friends who is celebrating one year of blogging and she has a great giveaway planned. Please visit Chari at Happy To Design and check out her great site while you are there.

All the best,

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southerninspiration said...

Oh, Anita, the cabinets are looking mighty spiffy!!! Cannot wait to see the rest!

I was in the same boat as you, but Hurricane Ike "helped me out" to get moving on a partial re-do last fall........

Blue Creek Home said...

Your cabinets look so good. I know it's hard work...but it is always so worth it, isn't it?

Traci said...

Oh my goodness! Those cabinets are going to look gorgeous. I can't wait to follow along and see the final result. Good luck!

Angie said...

Love the finish on the cabinets! I know you are going to love it and I can't wait to see the result!

Chari said...

Hi Anita...

Girl, you crack me up! Love your post and your humor!!! Hmmm...I have a kitchen that..well let's just say...that I would love to throw out and start all over again!!! And like will happen someday soon or ELSE!!! Hehe...I sound so tough, don't I?

Well my friend, I absolutely love, love, LOVE your cabinet transformation! Are they the same cabinets??? Seriously...I know they are but OMG...that paint job is fabulous!!! Ohhh...wished you could hear me whining right now...I want cabinets just like this!!! They're gorgeous!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the new and updated kitchen!!! Whenever you post about it...please let me know...I don't want to miss it! You have me soooo curious now!

Also wanted to thank you for posting about my giveaway on your blog...that's just so sweet and I sure do appreciate it, my friend!

Wishing you the best in my book giveaway...
Warmest wishes,
PS...Did I mention just how much I love your new cabinets??? Ahhhhh....