Out with the old
Nov. 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011 2:57 am
Being as avid as I can be, I'm surprised that I've been away for so long... not that I've not been to AR daily, but I simply had little to nothing to share, or so it seemed. So, here I am tonight to share a few pics...
I've said time and time again, that I'm DONE remodelling and upgrading, yet still, those horrible dark brown cabinets in the pantry hall (right outside the kitchen) drove me crazy! Just this morning, I bid farewell to the old, and watched as Everado (interesting
name,) installed the NEW! "What a difference a day makes!"
What I originally envisioned was totatlly different than what I now see each time I walk down that pantry hall, but the redo was totally worth it! The end result is so far superior that it boggles my mind - or what I have left of it! My original idea was
to keep most of the old, simply to lighten the wood, and put glass in the top four doors... "Ever" suggested the making of new doors, informed me that my kitchen cab's are made of Alder, and that he could come real close to matching them. He told no lies!
I stood watching in awe, as he set about gluing the new veneer to the framing, which actually took much longer than hanging the new doors. They did require a bit of adjusting, but the new hinges took care of that - the wonders of modern technology. And to
think that my windowless kitchen contained cabinets just as depressingly dark so many years ago. Painting the room white didn't make up for just how drab the room was, reminding me of some dark cellar, despite enough flourescent lighting to land jet planes
So, this morning he arrived with an extra pair of hands to assist, and a mere hour later, all remnants of the "old" were gone, with the exception of the dark interiors. I was able to paint a primer coat inside the one, but alas, there was a meal to prepare...
though it was a bit of a challange. I sure didn't want to put all the "stuff" back into the cabs, knowing full well that within the next few days I'll be wanting to continue painting... Oh, did somebody say something about a holiday on the horizon? Oh my...
what a dilemma! Despite lacking the glass inserts, I would like to have at least one painted and restocked, just to insure that our guests will be able to visualize the finished product.
So, one more shopping trip to make (at least,) and some painting - AND finding somewhere to put all the items that won't yet to be placed in their new homes... I'm guessing that the antics of CrazyCook willl soon resume, that Thanksgiving will be a wonderful
day as we celebrate with some good friends. At least the turkey is here, thawing in the frige (thanks to Rose!) Still... that one more trip to (gulp) the grocery store!
So, enjoy the pics of the before and (almost) after. Once the job is complete, of course, I'll come back with a couple more shots! I'm also thinking that I need to get back to the letter "E" on the journey of soups... Perhaps after Thursday!
Be well, and a tad crazy!
out with the old...
in with the new