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    kitchen project

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Size:  607.8 KBSome may remember back in 2010 I did a $120.00 DYI of my ugly kitchen until we could afford to have it totally redone. I had those ugly 1970 lamimate cabinets, old appliances, laminate countertops...well my redo was awesome, painted the cabinets white with special cabinet paint, sprayed my countertops and then coated them with clear poyurathine (how ever that is spelled) put on knobs and lasted 4 years and even would be longer, but we saved, and saved and decided to finally do another upgrade, which will be our last oh just FYI...thae 20.00 countertop that I sprayed with stone paint still looked good...the contractors were amazed and counld not believe how real they looked. Well here we go.....Day 1 - Clean out day, took off knobs, cleanned out drawers, counters and ready to contractors.

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    Day 6 they removed the fan and rewired it so its not in my livingroom...LOVE it - Day 7 more shopping...we ordered a new diningroom light, light for about the sink. I think Monday they will start on the floor and order the granite countertops. Still a lot of work to go, but so far its going very fast.

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    Total transformation ...it does not even look like the same kitchen! Love the new cabinets! Enjoy your new kitchen!!!

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    I can tell I was on pain killer with my post...the fan is now in the livingroom and love it. Not getting much sleep I have a shot in the shoulder due to frozen shoulder. this is day three and still in lots of pain and no sleep. I was hope every few hours. Oh well...hope you enjoy the progress of the kitchen. I can't wait till my house is back in order.

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    Looking good! My sympathy for the messed up shoulder. I mess mine up last year and it took most of the year to almost heal. I still have to be careful not to overuse it but at least the excruciating/not being able to sleep has passed.

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    Boy, can I have your old cabinets? Sure are better than mine! Congratulations on the new kitchen. Hoe you heal quickly.
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    that looks so nice you will love it

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Size:  115.0 KBthis was what the cabinets looked like before i painted the white and added knobs. I miss my white redo that was only 120.00 but can't wait for this new kitchen. Its like a whole new house.

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    great transformation! you have given me an idea for my upcoming kitchen redo... i would have replaced all of the dry wall... but i see that i only have to do the middle
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    I can't wait to see the finished project. It's looking awesome!

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    Wow! That's all I can say, wow!
    I've lived through a kitchen remodel, barely, but also was pleased afterwards.
    Yours looks really great! Good job.
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    We have done lots of re-dos of everything. Several times have lived here 44yrs. I always hate the mess but, love the finished. Like everyone else.
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    Amazing transformation! Please keep us posted with pictures of the finished room. I did this several years ago. It just changes your life!
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    Great looking kitchen, lots more cabinet space!

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    Your kitchen looks good. Can't wait to see your completed kitchen and I know what you mean. My DH and I redid our kitchen and nothing as extensive as yours. Well maybe. I needed more space than a rental would let me have. This was before I got my real estate license. He took a shipping crate and turned it into a cabinet. The counter was bigger than the base counter at the sink. he added cabinets above and pantry along the side with lower cabinet for step stool and waste basket. We only did this because he thought he was going to purchase the house. Nothing in writing. Like I stated this was before I got my license. We were combining to house holds. Took us 4 months of after work and weekends. Will never attempt again.

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    Looking good. We are a revamp done. It is chaotic, but I love the new granite. Keep us posted.
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    Looks like you are getting some extra storage space. Nice job.

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    Your first redo looked really nice. It is a pain to get the kitchen redone, but when I did it I planned out the extra outlets that I thought I needed...still wished I would have made some double. Best thing I did - undercabinet florecent lights for tasks and they are great to leave on when one is coming home late.

    Your pics are great - you will love it when it is done and everything is new!
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    Middle of week two...The excitement is replaced with mess and stress...its coming along and they are doing a wonderful job and really doing it right...but its taking a long time...I am glad he is doing it the right way really..but really would like my house back...think 2-3 more weeks to go...aurgh....tired of take out food or going out to eat after a long day at work. Oh well...I need to relax...here is the progress from yesterday...oh and they patched the livingroom walls from the holes they needed to make for the electrical wires for the fan that was installed.
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    Hang in there....we had ours re-done a while ago....had to cook outside under the patio (good job I insisted it be done in summer). Looks fantastic....love the floor (and the cat).

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    I see that the inspector has done his job. Now to finish it and get a home cooked meal. I know the pain of a schoulder injury. Had one a few years ago and it took much time to heal. Also be careful and DO NOT over do it. PS The Kitchen is looking good. Almost like HGTV makeovers ! Hugs

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    I am a remodel finatic...I LOVE a project and have redone my kitchen several times...I would "flip" houses if I was wealthy enough to do that. I envy you your project...it is looking amazing! Love your inspector, too. The thing I hate most in any home restoration is working on the center hallway...it seems to ruin the whole house for me until it is finished and I swear there is a tiny machine somewhere that manufactures white powered dust that settles on every square inch in the house!
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    I agree about summer...thank goodness we did not do this in the winter. The floor is almost laid...tomorrow they will finish and grout. I had then do it offsite so its taking longer and run out of tile thankfully they had more at the store. Then two days will not walking on the floor. I am hoping the appliances can get moved out of my livingroom next week. I think my cats are getting tired of all the work and want there home back too...hopefully two more weeks till its done...ok maybe I am dreaming...

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