Monday, June 20, 2016

The Kitchen.... A Tale of Horror and Triumph


We are renovating the kitchen.

Here's what it used to look like:

Yeah.  Note the lovely (ripped) fruit-motif wallpaper.  The 1980s cabinets.  The vinyl floor.

And here's what it looked like yesterday:

Note the absence of 1980s cabinets!  ::yaaaayyyyy::

After we did that, we started in on the floor:

After we removed the vinyl, and the next layer of vinyl, and the layer of lauan (thin plywood), we discovered 3/4" pine flooring.  And under THAT we finally found the subfloor!  It's in surprisingly good condition for a 140-year-old house.

We're going to take it all down to the subfloor, and put new 3/4" oak hardwood down, to match the rest of the house.

Oh, did I mention....  In the meantime, this is our kitchen:

Let the wild rumpus begin!

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