If you are a regular reader of my blog , you'll know I barely made it with my tenuous sanity intact through the recent laundry renovation, which took what felt like 3 years but in reality was around 12 weeks. (which was 120,960 minutes of pure hell- see, I'm still not quite over it ) I'm sure at one point some of you were planning a "stop-whinging" -intervention for me. Thankfully we completed the laundry before most of you had the chance to buy your plane tickets.
Lest I alienate my blog friends I have decided not to post blow by blow descriptions every time we put in a new screw or touch a paintbrush for the kitchen reno. I can hear many contented sighs from blogland.
With our new cabinetry being installed in around 8 weeks barring unforseen delays and other misadventures, I wanted to announce that today is the day the kitchen renovation officially commences. In honour of this momentous occasion, for which I have been waiting approximately 8 years people, I'm posting some pictures of my currently very ungorgeous kitchen, so you can all be amazed, stunned and blown away when we finally get to the end. (which is months away, but let's not focus on that)
By the time we finish there will not be one thing left in this kitchen that is there now. That's going to include the gorgeous cedar panelled wall and pelmets you will see in the following pictures. They're coming out this weekend. For all you recycling people, we're planning to make the cedar panels into an outdoor table. In around 2016.
So without further ado:
Cedar wall...dark in here much?
I'm sure some people could make a blue kitchen look pretty and stylish. Unfortunately I'm not in that creative class.
Those vegetable and fruit tiles on the splash backs are probably collectors items now. And yes that's a beaten copper rangehood. We can probably sell that to fund the kitchen renovation.
Cedar pelmets? What were they thinking? I guess we're about to find out what's behind them. I bet it wont be pretty...
So that's my starting point. I kinda figure no matter what we do from here it can't look any worse.
I should probably wander off and start sanding a chair or something now....