Monday, November 30, 2009

Kitchen Updates-Before

Ok I have a ton of pictures of this so I am going to break this up into two posts; so I don't drive you people crazy with photo after photo of meaningless remodel pics.

A year ago we decided to rip out the carpet on the kitchen floor. That's right; CARPET! The previous homeowner had carpeted the kitchen, bathroom, and enclosed "sun" porch in indoor/outdoor, dingy, gray, gross, yukky, nasty,....... carpet.

I hate carpet now.

So we ripped it out and thought we'd run to Home Depot, buy a roll of linoleum, slap that down, and that would be that!


Ha, ha.

Ha HA ha ha.

After ripping out the carpet, we went crazy with hammers and pry bars and ripped off the brown 1970's paneling..... and the beaded board underneath that..... and thus began the Great Remodel of the Blanchard Farmhouse.

Out came the cabinets. Out came the ceiling. Out came the doors. Out came the ..... squirrel nests inside the ceiling?! Basically, we gutted the place.


Ripping out the sink cabinet.



The layers of flooring come off. The black and white stuff underneath was insulated with newspapers from the 60's.


Measuring for cabinets.


New insulation


New drywall


Mudding the new drywall


Oops.... measured wrong.... the new oak cabinets don't fit.... Back to Home Depot.


NOW they fit.


Brutus approves, at least.

So this was between Nov. 2008 and March of this year, when all remodeling stopped to make time for planting corn and oats, and for Kevin's short job at the Bio fuel plant.

Updates later..... It looks a whole lot better now.......


Prairie Princess said...

Hey.........that reminds me of MY kitchen!!! Except I don't have "after" pictures to post yet!! ;)


Kris said...

Ya'll are doing the same thing we had to do to our whole house. I remember all the skeletins we found in the walls. Yuck! It's alot of work but so worth it when it's all done. But is it ever really all done?

Can't wait to see it all put back together.


Herb of Grace said...

Isn't it all fun once it's DONE??