Here is part 2 of the Kitchen Reno! It has been finished for 3 months. It's fun to look back and see the progress knowing I can go in there and cook and I'm not living in the construction zone anymore :)
After the space was empty, Hubby, my mom and I all started painting. We had to paint in shifts so someone could keep the boys out of the house. My mom had the best idea and we painted the hall closet! She is awesome. Not just because she comes over an helps us but because we ate dinner at her house for a month. She put up with us. The painting and renovation was a treat for her, she loved that stuff.
I painted the powder room. I have always wanted a stripe in a powder room. Now I am living the dream. (this room would be painted 2 more times!!! Once 2 weeks later when the Spackle guy touched things up in there and we didn't think he would. Then a second time a few weeks ago when we found a nail had punctured a pipe and part of the wall had to be removed. Everything is fine now. Knock on wood.)
The bamboo floors went in the week after the demo was done. Only the back half of the house got done though. The whole order hadn't come in so we had to wait 3 weeks for the rest to be completed.
Our contractor had electricians in to put can lights in and he built our new half wall.
They installed the cabinets in one day!!! Our contractor was shocked and impressed with how easy the IKEA kitchen was to install. I put together every single cabinet myself. It was my goal to be able to say that. Hubby did help with the really tall ones. He knew how important it was to me to do that take alone. There is nothing I love more then assembling things from IKEA.
This empty stage lasted a week or so. The boys LOVED sitting in the cabinets and talking. It was adorable.
Shelves and drawers went in. I installed all of them.
We painted everything ourselves. PB said watching us was like watching HGTV. LOL he is literally watching paint dry right here. haahaaaa!!!!
Part 3 coming tomorrow!!!