Saturday, March 29, 2008

The work begins

and seems to never end!! The kitchen is basically finished know except for the cabinets do not have any knobs on them yet, and the cabinets need a clear coat. (and I think that I will be painting trim forever). I know that many of you have been wanting to see pics of the finished kitchen. Well, here is the before shot and some during shots. You will have to "stay tuned" to see the finished product (I promise to post them tomorrow!!).

My mother looks just thrilled to be mudding the walls of my entryway!! I am so glad that she is able to do that because without her I could not have completed this project.
Here are the girls at work. Katie says she does not like this pic because is does not actually look like she is working. I promise she did other things besides "sit". This mess in this picture makes me wonder how anything got finished.
I posted this pic to prove Chad helped a little bit. Some of the old hinges would not come off because they were painted right onto the cabinet. Chad was more than happy to get his blow torch, yes that is right, his blow torch, to help loosen them right on up!
Some people are wondering how we got any work done with 8 grand kids running around. Well, this is one way we tried to cope. Have the little ones take care of each other. Just kidding, Sam volunteered to give Ryder his bottle, but honestly Sam got bored with the task long before the little chubby man was satisfied.
Check back in tomorrow for finished kitchen pictures!!


The Garvie Family said...

You are so lucky you had so many people to help you. We really need to redo our kitchen too. But when I start to think about all the work, I realize maybe it would be easier just to move. I can't wait to see the "after" pics!!!

Katie said...

I do want to clarify that the pic of me sitting was my one and only 30 second break I took all weekend!!!! Can't wait to see the big reveal!

Annie said...

Where is the pic of me with my blood, sweat, and tears because I am working so hard?!! Ha-Ha :)

Leslie said...

Can't wait for the final product photos!!

Jillian said...

Wow! Looks like you had alot of work to do..good thing you had so many great helpers! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Leia said...

Can't wait to see the final product!! Can I hire you guys out to come and redo my kitchen. Mine's not even a quarter of the size yours is. I'm pretty sure you guys can handle it. I'll be expecting everyone next weekend :)