I am getting up and ready to work on this frigging kitchen. I had a dream last night about a great idea and I have to do a little demo to implement it. I know, I know, 50 steps forward then I take 2 backward…that’s my life story, so don’t judge me…You should know me … Continue reading
Category Archives: demo
The floor…part one
Okay so I decided to go ahead and do the floor today as well. I really wanted to have the demo finished but the electricity going out for 4 hours hurt me. Bad… Okay so the floors I had were those tile looking vinyl. It looked really pretty but in spots the top layer peeled … Continue reading
Did I say 2 Steps Backward?
9:15 AM Silly me in thinking this was only going to be 2 steps backward. I started work at 7:40 this morning. Not exactly the crack of dawn as I said. Right now it is less than 2 hours later and I got all the drywall down, the cabinets down, the rangehood box dismantled, and … Continue reading
Ten steps forward- two steps back
I came home changed clothes so I can start work in the kitchen and ate my supper, a delicious salad from Arby’s. After I ate I decided I can’t do anything in the kitchen tonight. I am aching so I figured I better take a break tonight. Its raining cats and dogs and I suspect … Continue reading
I been called a train wreck…
My boss nick-named me “train wreck” and sometimes I do feel like a train wreck or I been in a train wreck. This renovation is a train wreck, my hair is a train wreck, my scarred up legs look like they been in a train wreck, and my bank account is a train wreck. LOL yeah, I accept that name for now.
I got up early this morning and the goal of the day was Continue reading
The Snowball Effect…
Okay so when this project started I was only getting a price for windows because I saw a sign in Lowe’s for $99 installation price on windows but when I priced all new windows I decided to only get a garden window, then I decided to take off the paneling in the kitchen and was … Continue reading
Damsel in Distress Call Answered!
I am a pretty independent and handy chick but at the end of the day I am still a woman and I have my limitations. I am comfortable with that. occasionally I have to send out the distress signal and get rescued. Yesterday was such a day. Something so simple as not being able to shut off the shut off valve for the faucets was holding me up. Continue reading
Posting from my phone…
Okay I am still skeezed out by the roaches, rats and snakes so I decided I have to get this kitchen finished with the quickness. I am going to dedicate every spare moment ripping the rest of these cabinets out so I can clean the roach poop off the studs and exterminate and get the walls … Continue reading
The makings of a nightmare…
Today was not a good day. The guy came to fix electrical because none of the new circuits are working and he does not know why. I am sure it is something simple. He tore out the ceiling and found these things. EWWWL!!! This would be a rat skeleton and uggggh it’s 12″ long!! sooooo … Continue reading
I think I have ADD. I had a plan but I can’t stick to it: Demo the kitchen first then work on putting it back together but my mind is in so many places. I can’t get started on anything because the demo work isn’t finished and it’s not finished because I am no longer … Continue reading
Weekend Warrior on the Job 6/2/2012
9:00 AM As usual I got up at 6:30 this morning to get prayed up even though I worked until late last night. The plan for today is to remove the window in the kitchen, pull down the cabinets, get the tile off the counter, and get the rest of the paneling off the walls. … Continue reading
Good morning. As promised I am awake and in a darn good mood. I finished my morning prayers and meditations and now ready to get to work so I can get home!! This project has turned into a domino effect type of deal. I took most of the frame off on the doorway between my … Continue reading
As usual progress was made although it was a bit slow. I thought I was going to take that loose window out and board it up but the person who volunteered to help never came so I went ahead and continued with the wall demo. Looking at the photos I did not accomplish much at … Continue reading
Weekend Warrior on the case!!
Electrician coming at 7 in the morning (or so he says) and I told him that I was going to have the wall torn out before he got here. Well I haven’t even started on it. I got the hole by the sink finished finally. That styrofoam you see on the top section is for … Continue reading
The grand plan for my kitchen…
Okay so I have this kitchen in my 1940ish house. It has to be the smallest kitchen you will ever see in your lifetime in a house. As you see the dimensions are 8.5×10 and all of the walls are broken up by SOMETHING a wall or door. sighhhhhhh. Problems: No ventilation for cooking and … Continue reading
Some progress was made
Today I feel like some progress was made. I did wind up demo’ing a wall… or a part of it anyway. I am going to put in some between the studs shelves. I thought that would be cute especially if I paint it all white and then have some glass doors made that match my cabinets. … Continue reading