Warning: This isn’t fun, exciting, or creative. It’s the nitty gritty dirty work that has to be done to move forward. It’s the DIY that no one really likes.
For those of you just joining us, or if you have pregnancy brain, like myself, here’s the scoop:
We have a small, outdated kitchen, with a lack of storage and counter space.
We tore out a half wall on a whim one night with a lesson on the “Walls of Jericho.”
Left some holes in the wall and ceiling.
Then I tore out a pantry and closet while Aaron was at work.
Then designed an IKEA Kitchen.
The date is creeping up on us when the installers will be here to put in the cabinets. There’s quite the checklist of things we need to do before they get here (otherwise they will turn around and walk right out the door.)
-Take out the board and batten in the dining room
-Take out the crown molding
-Remove all baseboards
-Patch all holes and dry wall it up
-Re-route hanging electrical
-Remove all flooring
-Remove all cabinets
DUE: JULY 20th
Not very glamorous. But necessary.
So we took out the board and batten and baseboards. You have to take a step back to move forward. But the house is giving me serious anxiety in this state. I can’t handle it.
Missing baseboards make me feel like my whole life is spinning out of control. AH!
My dad has been so gracious to lend a hand to our hurried efforts in getting this done. Mostly because I am so exhausted I’m useless to the cause. I feel good enough to take pictures. Aaron and my dad make a good team.
A much better solution than the garbage bag patches. And far less trashy.
As much as I hate what the dining room looks like now, I know it just means we’re one step closer. We’ll be working more this week on finishing other drywall. Try not to be too excited. I know I can barely contain myself.