Thursday, November 06, 2008

What a busy day.....

This has been a busy day with lots of people coming and going. Our new furniture was delivered this morning. I will share photos of that in another entry. Our handyman also came by today to get started on remodeling out kitchen. We are keeping the kitchen and doing some things to make it look very different. So here is what my kitchen looks like for a couple weeks while our doors will be gone to a paint spraying company. A friend said her cupboards would not look like this if someone took off her doors. Boy am I thankful I am organized behind those normally closed doors. *grins*


The doors are all laying stacked in the living room waiting to be taken to the painter now. Our handyman has put 3mm thick MDF panals around the doors which will give a very plain and modern dark teal door a country look after they are painted.


We are getting old Dutch wooden knobs and I cannot wait to see these painted and the knobs on. Here is a little closer shot but sorry for the glare.

Next we have to go pick out a new drainboard and sink. I already know what I am going to pick for a spigot. It is exciting to watch this come together. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Note to Karen ~ Welcome to my blog. I loved reading that your family immigrated from Holland. If you could email me (see my profile), I would love to talk more with you and give you my recipe.

Further note ~ Jos just talked to the painter who told us to come in tomorrow with the doors and trim. He is going to get it done next week. I have to go along to pick out the paint color and finish type. I am so excited to see these doors painted. I am happy to say goodbye to that teal color for good.

20 comments:

Nancy said...

I cannot wait to see this finished kitchen. So far so good. I would never be able to leave the doors off my kitchen and let anyone in. LOL. Ahhhhhhhhh.
Can't wait to see the furniture.
Love you, Mom

Tracy said...

Very exciting, Heidi! Those cabinet fronts are beautiful...Can't wait to see the new kitchen! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the old kitchen looked like, but I'm sure the new one will be very nice.

Eric

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's all put back together.

Brigitta said...

Can't wait to see the result Heidi, and I bet you are too ;-)

Sweetie said...

Hi Heidi - I think that it's always exciting to make changes in your home. It's great that you can keep in such close contact with your family and friends through your blogs. Your visit was very special. Thank you.
Sweetie

Karen said...

Oh it's going to be so fun to see it all come together. Sounds like some winter nesting is happening in your neck of the woods :). The inside of my cupboards look like that in my dreams, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Terri said...

Heidi, I will be so excited to see how everything turns out! Good luck!

Susan in SC said...

This will be so pretty! Your teal is the exact same color my kitchen is!! I knew we were of 1 mind!!

Annemarie said...

Oooh, exciting stuff, Heidi! Although I think your kitchen looks good even without the doors. My goodness, how tidy!

Lilysmom said...

Hi Cousin! Remodeling is so much fun. I can't wait to see the end product. Sorry I haven't visited in a while! Life with two little ones has kept me busy!

Mia said...

This looks very promising indeed, and with a new colour (but which colour...?) I am sure you will think that you indeed have got a new kitchen. I am also impressed by how tidy and organized you kitchen cupboards are. I too prefer to have thing organized, even if it is behind closed doors. I always like to think it makes life some much easier to have order in ones home and surroundings.

Sounds like this autumn has been full of changes in your life, and I do hope the changes are for the better. I also hope that you are in good health and able to enjoy your favourite season.

Judy said...

I'm anxious to see your new kitchen. My cabinets would not look like that either. Oh I think I am going to organize a couple of them this weekend. You put me to shame.

Melissa said...

Heidi,

I wish I had your energy and creativity.

Love Melissa

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Heidi,
Thanks for your recent visit and hugs. I very much appreciated that!!
Oh, how exciting to be doing some remodeling in your kitchen. I agree that your cupboards are very nicely organized and neat as a pin.
I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Hugs,
Kim

Elizabethd said...

Waiting with interest to see the finished result!

Nan said...

I wouldn't put the doors back on! I love the way the open shelves look. As you know, I thin, we removed all our upper cupboards years ago, and I've never regretted it. I have high hopes to get our lower ones painted. You are a good inspiration, Heidi!

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
I'm sure your kitchen is going to look great. Can't wait to see the finished result. I'm sure you're excited about it.
Hugs, Rhondi

BittersweetPunkin said...

A remodel sounds very exciting Heidi!!

I hope you are having a wonderful time with the makeover!
Blessings,
robin

Mary said...

Seeing inside your neat and organized cabinets makes me realize I have far too much stacked in mine! The ones where I had glass inserted in the doors look tidy but the others are crammed!!! In fact Heidi, I now realize my whole house is too full of stuff - I'm gradually starting to edit and remove. Staying in France made me realize I've become a pack rat and I must simplify..............think I said that last year too!!

Anyway dear - know your new kitchen will look great - and look forward to seeing the new furniture.

Hugs - Mary.