Hello, everyone! It’s been a long, long time since I posted. But I have an excellent excuse—kitchen renovation.
The idea was a simple one: tear out the old cabinets, install a new stove, add new cabinets, add a new water heater and, like a gift from the universe to little me, build in our very first dishwasher in this house. And because we are a family of artists, try to maintain that free-spirited love of the handmade object.
But I had no idea of the Force working against us: a hundred year-old farmhouse which was birthed into this world out of the brains of extremely practical, hen-pecked farmer husbands. At least four of these guys worked on the kitchen. And I believe that each of them was given the same mission directive: “Honey, I won’t live in this house a minute longer if you don’t do something about that kitchen!”
(Note: I said the same thing to The Theory about a month ago.)
Being practical farmer husbands they decided, why bother with the demo portion of the reno? Let’s just build and paper over the top of whatever the previous farmer did.
Here are some Before photos, offered to you in the spirit of full disclosure. In my defense, our original kitchen looked okay when it was cleaned up. But you can clearly see why we needed a reno. The other thing to remember is that our house is tiny. The kitchen isn’t much bigger than an apartment kitchen