Friday, January 20, 2012

White and Gray Kitchen with Open Shelving

So sorry for the lack of recent updates.  (That's really an apology to myself more than anything- I meant to use this as a virtual scrapbook of the house remodeling process and I've just been awfully inconsistant about it. Surprise, surprise.)  Anyway, a bit of a fire has been lit under our butts and we've been busy, busy, busy trying to get things all ready...well, livable.  The apartment lease is up in 4 weeks and we still don't have texture, paint, cabinets or floors.  That's the goal, and in that order....if we can get the floors down before we have to move in, I'll be psyched.  Truly.  Cuz, you know.  Floors are nice to have.  It's so easy to get overwhelmed in the middle of this whole process.  I just have to remember

God provides.
We have a house.
We have water.
We have electricity.
And a lot more than we need.

We're getting there! Slowly, but surely!  I'll update with more pics soon!

Our inspiration board!
White and Gray Kitchen with Open Shelving

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IKEA Gilbert
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IKEA Lansa
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Shop pendant light at
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On another note, we've started memorizing Colossians 3 with our village.  I've really been needing to commit the Word to my heart, and what an awesome place to start. :)  This week are verses 1 and 2:
"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set you minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth."

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Our $600 Cabinets

Courtesy of Craigslist and my wonderful in laws for driving them to us!  They're Kent Moore brand, and seem to be of great quality.  Not to mention we have TONS of them.  The best part?  They turned out to be from a home just 2 doors down from my in laws!  Small world, huh?

Below the Surface

Under the carpet in the addition we found linoleum tiles.  Luckily, they came up fairly easily with a floor scraper and some elbow grease. :)  This is, along with removing panelling are what Laura and I focused on our recent weekend with my family.

Opening Things Up

We removed a wall.  And by "we" I really mean Dad, Andrew and David. :)

First Things First

Foundation repair looked a little something like this:

And about 5 G later we have ourselves a solid slab and a nice warranty to back it up.

While we're talking about "first things," Andrew also made it a priority to do away with this swarming mass of wasps and a few other nests in the backyard.  Yes.  Crisis avoided.


Yeah, we really hated the cabinet over the peninsula.  Visually, it really closed off the kitchen.  So here we are Andrew is doing away with it!  WOO!



Tada!  SO much better! :)