just been busy and didn't think I had anything really to talk about.
Dh has been off this past week and has spent most of the week in the kitchen . What started out as me wanting new counter tops has turned into a major kitchen reno!!! When we took out the counter tops there was no drywall behind them, or behind the cupboards themselves. So we decided to pull out the bottom cupboards and get them sent away to be professionally painted. This is the colour we are having them painted. That was a cheaper alternative than having to install new kitchen cupboards, as remember, all we wanted to do is replace the counter tops; so hadn't budgeted any money for a full kitchen reno. The kitchen cupboard with the blue tablecloth on it would not go through any of the door openings at all. So the end was pulled off that needs painting along with the doors and they went with the rest of the cupboards.
Where the hole in the floor is, underneath that we found some rotting wood. So that has all been replaced and sorted out and we found some "new" wood for the hole in the floor that matches the rest of the floor. All the electrics have had to be replaced as they were wrong. The plumbing has had to be replaced. New pieces of wood have had to be installed to make the wall straighter, so when we install the counter top it will fit properly. All new insulation has had to be installed, along with a proper vapor barrier. Then new drywall . The window ledge is having to be replaced as that had rotten wood on it. Then of course everything was covered in mice dropping...........icky, icky, icky.
Once I get the cabinets back, hoping for the end of next week, we'll get them installed and I am hoping by August/September to be able to have the upper cabinets taken down and have them sent away to be refinished. When we take down the uppers we know we are in for a lot of trouble again, so again poor dh will be spending his vacation in September in the bloody kitchen again. We went up to the place on Friday to pick out new hardware; even that was an issue and we were there for an hour trying to sort that out. Everything the guy we bought the house off has touched is an issue it seems.
Meanwhile I have been trying to keep up with the grass outside, as it's on bloody steroids and is growing as fast as I am cutting it. There is so much to do outside it's crazy, plus I am super tired and still not 100% well at the moment. Keep thinking I need to go back to the doctors but keep putting it off.
We did have a day out on Tuesday to St. Jacobs and on Thursday we did some running around, so it hasn't been all work and no play. We are off to dd today, so that will also make a nice change, and are at ds tomorrow for a BBQ; so a lot of family time also this weekend.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
For anyone in the Alliston/Barrie/Orangeville, Ontario area, this is the place we are getting our kitchen cabinets refinished, they do beautiful work and we will be using them for other things as well. The do custom kitchens and all/any wood work.