kitchen

BUILDING A KITCHEN BENCH » PART 1

BUILDING A KITCHEN BENCH » PART 1

There is a corner of our kitchen that I envisioned the ideal locale for a wrap-around built-in storage bench. The idea seemed logical and simple and kind of a no-brainer. It’s also another way to bring the Ikea cabinets up a notch, a prerequisite for […]

STRANGE DILEMMA

STRANGE DILEMMA

This is not a problem I ever thought I’d have. See this garbage can here, the one on top of a stool? I’ve had that can since forever, even remember buying it off that big wall at Bed Bath and Beyond. Please understand, we are […]

VCT IN THE KITCHEN? WORKS FOR ME!

VCT IN THE KITCHEN? WORKS FOR ME!

After the drama surrounding the drywall, I needed a simple project. Most people would not say installing flooring is simple, but in all honesty, this was! You may remember that I had found a great deal on wood floors for the kitchen. The contractor came […]

DRYWALL, EASIER SAID THAN DONE

DRYWALL, EASIER SAID THAN DONE

Drywall, sheetrock, tom-A-to, tom-AH-to. I’m from the Midwest so I’m going with drywall, and it was a nightmare. On TV, it always looks so simple, casually mentioned post commercial break. And our drywaller, he promised to do the entire kitchen and basement in 4 days. […]

It best come down – Part Two

It best come down – Part Two

Once we got the ceiling down, it was time to evaluate. If these walls could talk, they would have many tales of hack jobs, making do and downright get ‘er done. I felt sad for my rafters and walls. They are old and there was […]

It best come down – Part One

It best come down – Part One

Oh my word. There was a summit in our kitchen between us, a carpenter and a drywaller. We all stood, arms folded, all eyes fixed on the kitchen ceiling. Drywaller: Yes, that is drywall on top of plaster and lathe, and hmm, it does seem […]

The kitchen en route

The kitchen en route

Oh my gosh, we are SO close! The electrician is here as I type, furiously demolishing the octopus of wires that carries from the basement through the kitchen and every other nook and cranny of our home. Did I tell you we are a getting […]

Give Table

Give Table

The past few weeks have been a killer. Lots of work (not complaining) has left little time for anything else. All work and no play, that’s me! Not always, just lately. And when I work sun up to sun down for days in a row, […]

Skinny legs and all

Skinny legs and all

Oh the kitchen. Probably the most important room in the house and ours is destroyed! One thing I’ve learned about us during this process, we like to tear stuff down. It feels good. It feels successful. The catch though, what to do next! We are […]

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 2}

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 2}

The kitchen is the heart of the home, or something like that. Ours is the bane of my existence. It was the very first room we started ripping into and it may well be the last thing we finish. A kitchen is a BIG DEAL […]