Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Da da da dah

It's done. We finished...and by we, I mean mostly Adam. Once again, I drastically underestimated how long an "easy" home improvement project would take...and I really hate quotation marks, but I think that was an appropriate use-note the word (and I will spare you the marks this time) underestimated. Do it yourselfing gets old pretty quick people. But I love the end result.

Before:
These pictures do not do justice to the germ infestedness of our former formica
wonder...and I am NOT a germ freak.


During: Take note of the sleuthfully swiped dental mask


After:







Next up: remedying this unfortunate disaster of a garage door.

Folks, as a courtesy to the future owners of your home, please do not authorize your children or grandchildren who are artistically inclined...baffled pause...(again, quotes may have been appropriate, but I chose to withhold them) to post their work as a decorative maneuver in an all too conspicuous part of your current home. Someone else will inevitably own it and think it not so adorable as you do. Thank you.

PS Two more things that I want to post about later, and this preview will serve as a reminder so that I will actually do it: 1-why I heart/hate getting up at 6am to exercise and 2- why I do food storage and heart THAT too.

11 comments:

Greg and Lauren said...

wow i am impressed. and as one who loathes germs in all their forms, i salute you. and it just looks way better. and what the hell is up with that ugly door? my heavens.

AshleyS said...

your kitchen really does look SO good! it's like brand new. and i think you're going to miss that door, it's such a great conversation peice.

Ali Seaman said...

What, you don't like the grapes and the scenic path? I find it rather picturesque...

The kitchen looks great! Did he (and you) really install the countertops alone? What is the tile? I really like it. I mean, please tell me it comes like that and that you didn't lay every one. Thank you in advance for answering such a dumb question. Looks great!

Lisa said...

Here is the problem with home projects, just like plastic surgery, as soon as you get one thing taken care of you notice all of the other flaws.

This is why I am in favor of the "mommy job", and why you should have finally put a bullet through that door. All of it done in one fell swoop.

Based on that counter, I would let Adam clean my teeth.

Susan said...

Wow!!! I absolutely LOVE the new kitchen. That's my kind of remodeling. Seriously!!!! I love it. GOod job guys...and good luck on that garage door...lol

Ashley said...

Ali, no I do not like the grapes and scenic path. Its not even funny to joke about anymore. No we did not install the counter top part; That is our tax return put into action-thank you Eli. But we did lay all the tile on the back splash and rip out and rebuild the bar and then lay the tile on that. And yes, it came in one foot sheets backed with mesh...but it still took way longer than it should have.

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Chelsea said...

Finally... I've been patiently awaiting these pictures and I must say- well worth the wait! It looks amazing! I can't wait to come again and cook with you in a germ-free beautiful kitchen! Way to go Adam and Ash! Love ya

Luana said...

Hi Ashley,
Those are great before and after pics. The two of you as well as your hired help did a great job. The door was hideous. Hope you got it taken care of.
Hey, I hear tell when Adam was a child he enjoyed stuffing various sundry items up his nose. Sure glad he didn't become a ear, nose, and throat doctor! :-)

snlbarney said...

A beautiful kitchen - I want to come cook dinner for you just to be in a germ free environment -- as we endure 1920's tourquoise tile -- ew! The door is does give the home personality - just not yours - so I say off with it! I will come help paint:)!

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