We have started our kitchen construction again. I’m calling it 2012 because it’s not the first time we’ve had to live through tearing our kitchen apart. The first time we did it, we had just moved into our home and realized that the kitchen cabinets were useless. They were rotted out, not to mention super-duper ugly, and we spent the first couple of months storing our supplies under a fold away table. Not the most convenient way to live or cook! There wasn’t much we could do about it since we had spent every cent we had just getting the house.
Thankfully, friends of friends of ours were getting a new kitchen and were replacing perfectly good cabinets. Since we couldn’t afford new cabinets of our own we installed the gently used cabinets and they have worked fabulously for us. The price was great, plus it was nice knowing the perfectly good cabinets were not going to sit in a land fill somewhere.
I was just so thankful to have a fully functioning kitchen that we stopped working on it and took a break. Well, there was that and the shingles we lost in a hurricane which caused the roof to leak right through the Little Professor’s ceiling. Then the boiler needed to be replaced and the little monkey’s room needed attending.
The time has come to finish the kitchen!
Before we do anything else we need to put up a new ceiling and while we are doing that…some recessed lighting. Unfortunately in order to install a new ceiling we need to pull the present one down.
And of course, true to the house, we found an even uglier ceiling under it!
So we spent the weekend tearing down ceiling. Well, by “we” I mean Daddy. I did a lot supervising and gave plenty of suggestions.
By the end of the weekend a third of the ceiling was torn down! At this rate it’s going to take a month just to get the ceiling down. It’s bittersweet. I’m excited to get on with the kitchen, but the stress of living in a construction zone is still very fresh in my mind.
I know in the end it’ll be worth it, but the process is not nearly as fun as the completed project!