Wednesday, February 20

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The dust has just settled from our living room project & we're back at it.
This time it's the kitchen.
Before demo...
(I forgot to take a picture before we sold the oven)
We have a galley kitchen want to open the space up by removing the upper cabinets & soffits.
Pretty scary looking huh?
As always we're doing the work ourselves on a tight budget.
Here's the plan,
Fix up existing bottom cabinets
Sand & stain butcher block counters a darker color
Install white subway tile
Find funky old piece for vacant spot left by oven
Hang shelves
DIY vent hood for over range
(have you priced those things???)
Add new stainless appliances like this baby below.
I've been getting lots of inspiration on Pinterest.

I am so lucky to be married to a man who can do anything & gets my vision.
He's making our house a beautiful home one room at a time!
(sorry about the crooked photocopy)

Besides this, I'm getting ready for my first workshop here at the house.
(I'm trying to think up a cute name)
I'll be hosting 11 girls on March 9 for a day of fun & food.
I have a feeling we'll be eating take-out:)


Erica said...

It's looking great! Can't wait to see how it looks when you're finished. And I'm really looking forward to your workshop.

The Feathered Nest said...

WOW!!! Lisa, I had no idea you guys had transformed it so much already!!! Everything looks so beautiful and I just KNOW the kitchen it going to look amazing when you guys are finished. I love these wide shots so I can see everything!!!! Kevin, you're a sweetie for doing all this!! xxoo, Dawn

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a great project, Lisa! I can't wait to see more of the progress! Have fun with the workshop!

Kristi Lynne said...

Give you one guess what song's now stuck in my head...thanks for that!! *Waving at Kevin* who is my manhero. And I thought you were calling the workshop Kristi's Cottage? hahahaha. xo

Rhonda said...

You two were meant for each other, that is for sure! What a great combination. Your home is so beautiful and I love your wall color in the dining room.

Sure wish I could join in on your day of fun and food. It sounds wonderful.

Charlene said...

OH my how things have changed! I remember when your studio was up front. Everything looks great! I can feel your remodel pain as ours is just around the corner. And when i redid the bathroom last summer I though that was bad!!!!!!! YIKES the things I have ahead! LOVE everything you guys have done. ENJOY it! It's hard work but, worth it. HUGS!

June said...

Oh my, Lisa, it will be soooo awesome when you're done! You are so lucky to have such a talented guy. If you are like me, there's nothing hunkier than a husband in a tool belt :)
Your house is so beautiful!
sending hugs from here...

suziqu's thread works said...

This is a very exciting time Lisa! I love renovating. We redid our kitchen a couple of years ago - it's country I guess you call it and Jeff has recently renovated a most wonderful slow combustion wood stove and it is now in and we just can't wait to light her up. It is such a comforting piece that warms your heart as well as cooks your food.
I know it will look awesome when it's finished as everything you put your mind to!
What a lovely room to run a workshop.
Warm hugs,

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Lisa, your renovation looks very industrious indeed, but I know it will be worth all the work, effort, and expense. I know what you mean about doing things yourselves....that is the way we roll around here also. If not for that, we would not live in the house we live in. Your kitchen is going to be wonderful!! And, your workshop, Oh what a treat for those ladies. Wish I could sneak in too. I know it will be awesome, love your artwork. I know you will be missed at Birdsong this year. I am not sure that I will be able to attend with it being in June...but we will see. Have a great day. It is snowing to beat the band here in NE Kansas this morning!! Blessings, Linda

Desires of the Heart said...

Thanks for stopping by glad you liked the cookies. Thank you for your sweet words about our kitchen. I love the stove hood too, we made it together. I design, he builds, always a fun and sometimes controversial moment, but that is the fun of it, isnt' it? I would much rather do things that way than hire someone to come in and most likely not even do as good a job as what we would do...Blessings on your day.

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Lisa,
what a big work you and kevin are up to, I know from here, that the kitchen is the worce room to start on, as all has to be changed and renewed- just like you are doing.
If that is your new oven it looks wonderful, and I know that you, with your wonderful sence for decorating will end up having a most fantastic new kitchen.
The photoes of your dining and sitting rooms, are lovely,-I love that you mixed the colours with painted and not painted furnichures ( I have the same) and I think it gives beautiful allive looking rooms!
The view between the two room are so wonderful,-thankyou for inviting me inside dear Lisa, -you have such a beautiful home, and I wish I could knock the door once,--think it will be only in my dreams :-).

Karen Valentine said...

The house looks great Lisa!! I know how wonderful it is to have a guy that can do just about anything!! Your's obviously can too!! Kitchen remodels are one of the hardest rooms to do because you use it everyday several times a day!!!

I wish I could join you and your students for a day at your house! I know the creativity will be flying!! Have fun!!


vicki said...

Lisa- you must be so excited to be getting a new kitchen!!! I'm sure it's going to be fabulous-- I can't wait for the all finished pictures!

Have fun with your class-- it would be wonderful to be able to participate--


Claudia said...

Can't wait to see the finished product, Lisa! Lucky you! (I wish Don was a wee bit handier than he is. Ah, well.)


Rustique Gal said...

Lisa, how fortunate that you have a man who can do these lovely rooms for you! Everything looks great, and I'm sure your kitchen will too. Enjoy!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, Kevin has done an amazing job already with your living and dining room area. You're lucky to have such a talented handy hubby. I'm sure your kitchen will turn out fabulous as well and you'll have lots of fun adding the decorating touches.
I'm off to write you an e-mail.
Sending big hugs,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love seeing the progress and renovations! Hope you are enjoying that new stove (saw that on Facebook)! :)

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