Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crowbar and Hammer

When it comes to remodeling it seems to always begin with a crowbar and a hammer......and then a mess!

We decided the ceramic counter top had seen it's better days. We've wanted to change it for some time and finally are taking the plunge. When we scheduled the installation the weather was beautiful but then the blizzard hit and really it worked out well. No work due to weather so it gave hubby time to demolish the kitchen.

When he started to take it up, I heard the comment....."this is not going how I thought it would"
And I am thinking to myself, this is going to be a long day!


It didn't take long for him to try removing it another way...crowbar in hand....prying it loose and lifting up (with brut force) it came off in a large piece.




Notice this area:


Yes, you guessed it.....the cooktop goes there, or went there! You know what that means....NO COOKING. Thankfully the weather is perfect and will be until the job is complete, so the grill, fishcooker (and maybe a night out) will complete the meals.
It's kind of like a vacation not to be spending so many hours in the kitchen doing dishes, etc.
Other than having stuff scattered all over the house, I'm enjoying a break and looking forward to my new top arriving Wednesday!


Have a good weekend all. I hope the sun is shining on you.....it's wonderful!

16 comments:

Rose said...

wow! when my husband does a project attimes i get a vacation from cooking. it's great. take care rose

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see the finished product - and the first meal you make after it's installed!

Tricia said...

A great big congratulations on the NEW stuff! =) That's always exciting!!! =)

I'm so sorry you're having problems visiting my page... some others have said an ad pops up when they visit, but nobody has said they couldn't actually open my page! I wonder what the problem is & how I can get rid of it?!!! That's odd!

grammy said...

Can't wait to see the after pictures (o:
At first I thought you meant the cook top got broken...hammers and flying ceramic...glad it is ok (o:

Solar Powered said...

Not as bad of a mess as I would have thought. Can't wait to see the new look!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Nanny, Renovations are so messy--but the finished product will be wonderful... If it were me, I'd definitely be eating out!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It ALWAYS looks worse before it gets better!! LOL! I can't wait to see it finished! Have a great weekend, Nanny! Lovin' me some sunshine!

Farmchick said...

I hope it turns out great. Looking forward to some "after" pics.

Deb said...

we are planning a kitchen remodel...not really looking forward to it....but looking forward to the finished project...

Marguerite said...

Glad you're getting a break from the kitchen and I'm sure that the new counter tops will be worth all the trouble. Enjoy the warm sunshine!

MarieElizabeth said...

Looks like you took advantage of our too-long winter and are getting ready for spring. I can't wait to see your finished project.

Jill said...

I will LOOK FORWARD to seeing your NEW kitchen!

It's Just Dottie said...

I have lived through my kitchen being remodeled.
Smiles

Betsy said...

My whole kitchen needs to be gutted. As soon as Taylor gets through college, that's what I want to do!

Can't wait to see the new counter!

Alison said...

OH WOW! I can't wait to see the finished kitchen project. Tracy just redid the bathroom with sinks and all.

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow ~ you're a stronger person than I. :-) It's sorta like me moving though...and no, everything is not in its place yet ~ wherever that place may be. :-)

Good luck with the remodel! Can't wait to see the finished product.

xo
Pat