Friday, August 31, 2012

Finished Kitchen Snippets

Here are a couple snippets of my finished kitchen.

I know you guys deserve better than instagram photos.  I'm working on the styling and will shoot some good photos soon. 
What do you think?
xo Meg

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Kitchen

Guess what?  My kitchen's almost done!

I thought we'd never get here and I'm so excited to share the rest of the progress with you!  I was just looking back at the last couple of posts about the kitchen and I can't believe how far we've come.

But, like the total tease that I am, this isn't a reveal post. 

The last finishing touches are happening this weekend and we're still waiting for the counter installation (Saturday morning).  But I couldn't resist checking back in with you.  I've missed you after all!

When last we spoke, I was bummed about the idea of caulking and filling the millwork on the ceiling.  (Does anyone else hear The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling" every time I say that???)

I'm not going to lie.  This. Job. Sucked.  But it looks killer!

painting in progress
Ceiling all painted out. 
You can also see the hood vent cabinet in this photo.  Jay built all our cabinets.  This one is waiting for spraying in this photo.  That's also why the paper is taped to the ceiling.  We didn't want  to risk overspray hitting the ceiling. 
 I know these pictures are crappy but I tried to document the process the best I could and my iphone was always handy. 
In the above photo, you can see the fridge cabinet and the trim around the window starting to take shape.  That is still the old sink and cabinet in the centre.  Remember, we are living through this crazy renovation so we kept the sink in place for as long as possible.
Here are the last couple progress shots of the kitchen during spraying:

Hood Vent Cabinet (and a furniture kick too!) in the process of spraying.

Fridge Cabinet & Peninsula in the process of spraying.
Corbels for the peninsula.
I'm not going to pretend this process has been easy.  There have been temper tantrums, budget freak-outs and tears.  It has been hard on our marriage, and our kids. But it has been so worth it.  I love the way the new kitchen is looking. 
I can't wait to show you the 'after' shots!
xo Meg

Monday, August 6, 2012

Checking In and Checking Out

Hey Friends,

   It's Monday and a civic holiday here in Canada for my hubs and me.  However, this doesn't mean we're relaxing or doing something fun with the kids.  Nope.  We're working on the final big push to get this stupid kitchen renovation done.  Yep, I've resorted to name calling.

We are exhausted and filthy and our kids have spent a terrible amount of time in front of a screen over the last few days.  We have no cupboards or stove... or floor.  I'm at that point in the reno where the whole thing feels like a nightmare.  I miss spending time with my  family and friends. I miss the days when my whole house wasn't covered in grime and construction filth and I could make a sandwich easily.

So, I'm checking in to let you know I won't be writing for a bit.  I'm too overwhelmed with all that's going on and I just don't have the time to take photos and blog.  Also, my heart just isn't in it with everything that's happening in our world.

The bonus is that you'll eventually get to see the big reveal, and I know it's going to look really great when it's done.

I'll miss you and I'll be back as soon as I can.

xo Meg

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Millwork on the Ceiling

Clearly this millwork isn't going to caulk, fill  and paint itself.  I cannot wait to get it prepped so I can try out my Wagner Spraygun.  Lots to do before I get to that stage. You can't skimp on the prepwork!

Here I go... up the ladder.

xo Meg