On reading this theme, I at first thought of my wonderful and loving family, my good health and the fact that I have been able to travel so much, but then I looked around my home here in Florida, and decided to rather focus on my kitchen renovations. I remembered that Tilly Budd commented that she’s always fascinated to see DIY projects, so Tilly , this is especially for you. I hope you don’t get as big a fright, as I do every morning when I walk out of the bedroom, to be greeted by this sight in my lounge area. 😀
My kitchen is a mix of old and new at the moment, so things are getting better. I’m just holding the electric screwdriver to impress you. 🙂
Hubby is a serious power tool fiend. 🙂
I was very thankful that he thought to move one entire old cupboard unit around the corner into the dining area, so that I didn’t have to store my pots, pans, dishes and cutlery on the floor.
I’m thankful that we have an enclosed verandah, which at the moment serves as a workshop, and extra storage space.
Despite hitting lots of snags, such as corners that weren’t at all square, floor that wasn’t quite level, and a space for the pantry that was half an inch too short, and required the removal of the dry wall, the work is progressing nicely, and I was very thankful when the first few cupboards were installed, and I could put all our groceries away again.
At the moment, hubby is just working out how he’s going to get the extremely heavy double wall oven up into the cabinet next to the fridge, all by himself, and I’m extremely thankful that it isn’t my problem to solve. 😕
Actually, as I was typing that, he called me to help him, and sure enough, his engineer’s mind had worked it all out. Using one of the old cabinets, and some cardboard packing, one piece at a time, we gradually raised it high enough to slide into place. I think the Egyptians built the pyramids sort of the same way. 😀
So, I’m very thankful that bit is over, and tomorrow, I should be able to use my oven for the first time.
There’s still so much more to do. as that entire sink unit is coming out, and moving to an outside wall, so I’ll keep you updated when it’s looking a bit more decent. I’ll be extremely thankful to be able to take the dust sheets off my piano, and also the rest of the furniture, and put my home to rights again.
Now, I think I’ll go and make my workman and nice cup of tea, for which I know, he’ll be very thankful. 🙂
Looks like the kitchen renovation is turning into something awesome. I can see the excitement and happiness on your face on the second picture. Your hubby is also a one talented DIY guy. Keep us updated. Have a great weekend…
Thanks so much. Yes it will be lovely when it’s finished.
Well done and nice piece of work by your husband. 😀 Ralph x
That kitchen is going to be a pleasure to cook in!
Yes, I’m sure it will, Colline. It’s coming together really well. 🙂
This kitchen will be ready for some serious cooking :). I hope you’ll enjoy it once it is finished, AD 🙂
Thanks so much, Paula. 🙂
Renovating in flip flops? Oh my! Brave man.
I’m insisting he wear his building boots tomorrow, for the jack-hammering of the floor. 😀
Wow how wonderful this will be once it is completed – a huge project!
Good luck with it 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
It will be amazing when finished.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. 🙂
Congrats with the new kitchen!
Thanks, CG. A bit premature, but it won’t be too long until it’s done. 🙂
Very nice – looks like it will be fantastic when it’s completed!! 😉
Thanks so much. I’m really excited about it. 🙂
Thanks for sharing this! It is going to be lovely, by the looks of it. Can we see a photo when it’s finished?
Of course. I’ll be so excited to see the end result. 🙂
Good Luck dear AD, I can imagine how busy days right now. But at the end will be so nice. Thanks and Love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. I know it will be worth all the mess. 🙂
Strength to you AD.
Thanks, footsy. I’m bearing up. 🙂
The only comment I can make is No Comment… you must have lots of energy – best wishes for it all to come together as planned
Hahaha. Well, hubby certainly has lots of energy. He’s really on a mission. 🙂
Yikes! This is major reconstruction! Good luck 😀
Thanks, Gemma. I have my whip at the ready. no slacking allowed. 😆
Wow! You guys are really going through a BIG renovation !! It looks beautiful and I can tell that it’s going to be a very serene home where beautiful music flows..
Thanks, Suzanne. The only music at the moment, is Andrea Boccelli fighting with sound of the electric saw. 🙂
That’s a whole lot of work AD! impressed with your hubby and his engineering mind 🙂 Can’t wait to see it finished.
So am I, Madhu. There’s no problem that he can’t solve, it seems. 🙂
Wow, that is a huge job but I am sure you will enjoy it all when finished.
Yes, I know it will be worth all the mess. Patience is a virtue, and I’m trying to be very virtuous at the moment. 🙂
Sure it will be no time at all until you can have a hooley in the kitchen! http://youtu.be/2qpUboB7AKU Enjoy.
Hahaha. Love it, Grannymar. There’ll be no hooleying allowed in my kitchen. Cooking is a serious business. A bit of bottom pinching is however quite permissible. 😆
Big job! I’m looking forward to the completion photos. 😉
It can’t come soon enough for me. 🙂
Wow that is quite a lot of renovations! I bet you’ll be excited when it is done!
Yes it’s a huge job, Nicole, and lots still to do, but it will look great when it’s done. 🙂
Oh and to cook in it will be wonderful! Can you see the sun set from in there? 🙂
Yes, I can see the sunset from there, but I should really concentrate on my cooking. 😀
Enjoy using your oven for the first time ad 🙂 looks very busy there.
Thanks, Hopestar. Now if I just had a couple of working tops. 😀
Wow, looks like a lot of work but certainly it’s in very good hands :-). All the best for the new kitchen! It’ll sure be great when it all comes together.
Thanks so much, Deepali. He’s hard at it again today. 🙂
You’re really making him slave away hey 😉 It’s looking good though!
Well, if he will insist on doing it all himself…… 😆
All looking good Sylvia. It always feels like it’ll never be finished doesn’t it and then suddenly, it all comes together. A very nice job done by the looks of things!
Thanks, Adrian. I have learned patience over the years. 🙂
congratulations for your kitchen renovations!
Thanks, ft. It will still be a while until it’s all finished.
Starting to look really good and I’d definitely love a new kitchen, although could do without all that mess whilst getting there. Maybe I could just move out for a while, get someone else to do it and then come back to a lovely new place?
Thanks, Susan. I’m so used to living on a building site. He’s been doing this sort of stuff for decades. Every house we’ve ha, he’s totally changed. 😀
Oh dear, I got three years ago a new kitchen. I remember very well this much work and dirty. Show us pics, when it is ready, pleaaaaseeeee 😉
I’ll definitely keep you updated. This is the third kitchen hubby has done in various house we’ve had. 🙂
This kind of work for our loved hubbys is better than they feel boring
He loves to keep busy. 🙂
I agree on the upside it will be amazing
For sure, Dallas. I can’t wait. 🙂
I’ll bet you’ll really be thankful when the project is finally completed. Nice, informative piece. Was it Earl Grey?
Yes I will, but patience is the word for the moment. NO, not Earl Grey. he prefers Twinings Irish Breakfast. 🙂
It will all be worth it once its finished. Not sure about diy with bare toes though!
Thanks, Gilly. Try telling hubby that. At least I persuaded him to wear protective gloves after he damaged his thumb nail. 🙂
The kitchen is really coming along AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. It will be great when it’s all done. 🙂
Lovely home you have there…that kitchen is going to be fabulous.
Thanks, granny. 🙂
A right mess you got there AD 😉
But a kind of organised chaos 🙂 – Sure it will look spectacular once everything is cleared up and sorted.
I have great faith in the perfect outcome. He’s proved himself time and time again, over the years. 🙂
That renovation almost resembles a total rebuild. Well done.
Yes it’s going to be unrecognisable when it’s finished. 🙂
Anxious to see the end result. Looking mighty nice from here. 🙂
Me too, LuAnn. I know it’s going to be stunning when it’s finished. 🙂
Thats a lot of work for one man AD 😀
Depends on who the man is. 🙂
What a big renovation project. Kudos to your husband..and to you too for being a good helper. 🙂 Your kitchen will look fantastic when all has been done.
Thanks, Imelda. I’m sure it will be really great. 🙂
Wow, Sylvia, it looks like it’s really coming together. I’m sure you will be so happy when it’s all done. And then you’ll have a gorgeous kitchen where you can cook us all some fabulous meals. 🙂
Yes it is, Cathy. I can’t wait to be able to cook properly again. 🙂
Lovely twist to the challenge and good to see what you and hubby are up to with the remodel. It looks like it’ll be well worth the effort. 🙂
Thanks, Gunta. I know I’m going to love it when it’s finished……..eventually. 🙂
You are so lucky to have such a rocking husband. It looks absolutely beautiful and I know you’re excited to be able to have a brand-new kitchen.
Yes, I know, Emily. He’s an absolute star, and has remodelled a few house we’ve lived in over the years.
Good luck with your remodel! It looks like a big project that will be well worth the effort.
Thanks, Naomi. You have no idea how big. 🙂