February 15, 2011

A Big Mess!

What do you get when you decide to redo your kitchen DIY style?



A BIG MESS!!
Our kitchen pretty much looks like a war zone.  We ripped out our old back splash, took off the old cabinet doors/drawers so I could sand and repaint, and we're waiting for a new countertop.  Let me tell you, it is A LOT of work.  My poor little guys have been totally neglected this past week and have basically been planted in front of the TV when they're not at school!  Usually I don't let them watch a lot of TV, but we have to do what we have to do.  Besides, nonstop episodes of Backyardigans, Little Einsteins, Wonder Pets, and Dora/Diego can be considered "learning" programs...ha ha!

Anyways, I have been absent from bloggy land b/c of our never ending projects.  Why is it that when you estimate a job to take a weekend it actually ends up taking weeks!?!  Ugh!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!  :)

28 comments:

Kate said...

Oh lordie!! I respect people so much that get involved in DIY projects. I for one, do not have the patience or the smarts to be able to complete a project like that. More power to ya! I want to see AFTER pictures.

Julie said...

My kitchen pretty much looks like that ALL the time :-(

Can't wait to see what you end up with!! :-)

Christi said...

You are have my admiration! I don't like DIY projects for all the reasons you described!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Oh wow, I envy you, I went to the Tim Allens Tool Time school of DIY, I am not allowed to do projects of that magnitude

funderson said...

UG...good luck!

SSB said...

I know how you feel. I thought painting my living room and kitchen would take a weekend. 5 weeks later I'm finally done!

Kovas said...

Looks like our kitchen day to day.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Been there done that and will never do it again!!! Good luck with finishing that sucker off!

Thanks for the sticker too it is really cool!

misszippy said...

It will be SO nice when it's all finished, I'm sure! Way to DIY.

Barbie said...

Will be lovely when it's all done.

ShutUpandRun said...

Yowza. That's a mess. But the final product will be worth it, right?

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

If you just leave the stuff on the table it will free up room in the cabinets, you know? give it some thought

DRog said...

kitchen DIY yourself or not...with 3 kids in the house it always feels like a battlezone!

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Angela and David said...

I wish I could take on a project like re-doing the kitchen. And I also keep telling myself Dora is educational.

joyRuN said...

Yikes! Good luck w/ that. I know better than to try to do anything myself - hub & I are SO not handy.

TiffersRunsTX said...

Oh my, LOL! I can't wait to see the finished product; I'm sure you can't, either. HAH! :D

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

remember to post the After DIY photos! I love these sort of things =)

Jon said...

Dang.....

Uh, good luck with that! Can't wait to see the finished product.

wojoku said...

DIY projects are the BEST! Best of luck!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Oh boy, you are brave to DIY. I hope you post after pics. Bet it will look awesome.

Julie said...

Hoping for some before/after pics! I've thought about painting my cabinets but know I don't have the patience.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Good luck with your DIY project! I love DIY-ing so I can't wait to see the before/after pics :)

Anne-Marie said...

Aww, good luck with that! I don't think I would even consider attempting something like that myself. Gotta find a handy boyfriend/husband to do stuff like that for me! :)

Jill Costantino said...

Oh no! The finished product will make up for the frustration right now!
Hope you guys LOVED it up on Valentines Day!

Kristin said...

good luck with this!! cant wait to See what it will look like when you are done!! AND Im jealous you have good weather!!! ;)

Beth said...

My husband and I remodeled our first house ourselves so I completely feel your pain, except we didn't have kids! I actually felt guilty about neglecting our dogs during that time. I am sure your kitchen will be beautiful and so worth it. Can't wait to see it done!

Alisa said...

Oooh I can't wait to see what this looks like when you're all finished.

We really like our kitchen but I'd like to extend the backsplash so it goes up higher. I'll be curious to hear if putting in back splash is difficult or not.

Also, I noticed on your side bar the Triathlete's Training Bible, is this what you use for your training plans?? I'm putting together my summer schedule and looking for a new plan.

Teamarcia said...

Kitchens are BIG work. But it'll be so worth it when. You're all done!