Anyhow, I know I haven't given you a full 'after' picture of the kitchen, and that is because we're waiting for the new flooring and lighting. The flooring will run through the entire place, so we need to prime and paint the walls and trim throughout before the gorgeous (and only $1.59/sq ft!) laminate floor is installed. So, no full kitchen pics for you! Here are a few blurry 'before' shots of what we're working with:
And, this is what the place looked like on Friday night after the carpet removal:
Don't you just want to
park your car in there curl up and watch a movie in there? No? Don't wanna pull up some concrete slab and chill? How about now?
It looks like the perfect cozy place for a three-year-old to watch cartoons, doesn't it? There's even a tiny bit of carpet there for comfort. Or, you could have a seat in the 'couch mosh pit' and eat your dinner in the totally swank dining area:
Where's the table? Well, leaning against the owner's bed, of course. DUH! Americans love to eat in bed! They also love to do this to get through some really boring priming and tack-strip removal:
No sneaking peeks at the kitchen, just focus on the bottles, people. You see, you really can't get men to help without some beer. Not that we need a man to help, but it makes things easier since no one really likes to prime miles of trim alone:
And because I'm so proud of her, here is a pristine little feature of the kitchen that Jamie has done a great job on:
The $6 shelves I snagged from Hobby Lobby have been primed, painted, and styled with the help of adorable clearance items from Pier 1. With new outlet covers installed, it will be looking mighty nice in there. Stay tuned as we make more progress!