Kitchen Progress

Our kitchen renovation has gone rather slowly due to me not being able to help as much as I would like, or would normally be able to, and of course, the fact that we both have to work. I’ve been snapping pictures as we’ve been slowly making progress and I’m happy to say that we’re almost finished! Here’s how its all panned out…
First, Patrick removed all the cabinet doors so he could start sanding them to be painted… 

I emptied the pantry out and taped it off…

I sanded it with a palm sander (which almost killed me) and then added 3 coats of Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White…

I ended up putting all the cabinet doors back up because it was going to be a while before Patrick was actually able to sand and paint the doors. (I couldn’t stand how messy the kitchen looked with all of our junk showing.)

After sanding and painting the pantry, and having to spend the whole Sunday after to recover, I decided that sanding and painting the rest of the kitchen cabinets was not a project I could handle. I left it up to the professionals.
Cue Susan and Creed Hoyle, some awesome family members of Patrick’s, who have gone above and beyond to help Patrick finish our kitchen renovation. Had they not stepped in, I’m not sure if we would have continued with our project. I was ready to give up!
Once again, Patrick removed all the cabinet doors and took them to be sanded and painted. Our kitchen looked like a disaster area for a while and we had to keep a baby gate up to keep a certain little mister away from the exposed garbage disposal switch and cleaning products…

One of Patrick’s plans for the house, was to create a breakfast bar between the kitchen ansd living room to open up the space. One day, I left for work and the pine wall in the kitchen looked like this:

When I came home, it looked like this:

I wasn’t very excited about the idea of cutting a huge hole in the main load bearing wall of our house, but after I saw the result, I knew it was totally worth it! (Don’t worry, they properly installed a header to bear the extra weight. The proof is in the picture above.)
Patrick emptied the cabinets and sanded them to prep for paint. Since the cabinets were being sprayed, pieces of cardboard were put in place to keep the insides of the cabinets from getting painted.

Stay tuned for more coming soon!
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