Tomorrow all of this will disappear!
The cabinets and sink will be removed tomorrow. We've already ordered our new custom cabinetry, but they won't arrive until May 27th or so. We're going to have to be creative if we need to use the kitchen, which I don't anticipate doing much. The gas stove will still be hooked up, but who wants to mess with cooking when nothing is within reach.
we are in the process of removing all the wallpaper in the kitchen - such a time consuming job - and messy, too! There are two rows of border (one at the ceiling and one at the chair rail), plus the bottom third of the entire wall in the kitchen had a country blue paper. This was all in the house when we moved in 17 years ago. It had been newly decorated by the previous owners back then and I was satisfied with it and decorated around it. In all these years I have not changed much in the way of decor. My kitchen had lots of things hanging on the walls, little things to catch dust, and much "eye clutter" - everywhere you'd look there was something else.
That will all change.
Here's what we did to open things up in the house about a week and a half ago when we had the wall between the kitchen and living room partially removed:
Things are a mess here - we have a card table and chairs in the kitchen (easy to remove when needed), things not needed daily have been moved to the garage to store, things used daily (food, dishes, microwave, coffee pot for Ed, water cooler) have been moved to the back bedrooms, the washer and dryer have been moved to the garage and I'm going to the laundromat once a week.
We have a lot of wall prep to get done before the cabinets arrive: stripping of wall paper, patching holes, priming/painting walls, ceilings, and trim. The laundry room is completely gutted and Ed had to tear down two walls - one to install our new furnace
and another to do some rewiring of the electricals in the house. The furnace "room" has been painted since this photo was taken. The green/blue color you see in the top right of the photo above is the painted wall that was behind the cupboards we removed in the laundry room! What were they thinking using that color!?
This weekend will be a busy one - besides all the remodeling work here at the house, I will be participating with the musical team at our church for four services over the weekend (two on Saturday evening and two on Sunday morning). We plan to have Easter dinner at Emilee's apartment on Sunday, as it will be too messy/challenging to try to put together a meal here.
Have a blessed Easter weekend as you celebrate our Lord's resurrection!