Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I can see clearly now!

Greetings once again from the Rubber Room!

Well, not this time! This time we are coming to you from the kitchen/dining room! DH and I talked about this for quite some time. I had asked him a while ago...what do you think of taking down that cupboard above the sink. Its always in the way. My children complain about bumping their heads on it. Its awkward to do the dishes with there. So, I threw the idea out to him. His come back was something I hadn't thought all the way through. What do we do with the items in the cupboard. It holds all my crystal and silver pieces. Its nice from the diningroom perspective, to see all the pretty crystal and silver, but not from the kitchen. The only useful thing about that cupboard was it held some medication there and kept out of the reach of the little ones. Well, I was able to find a new home for the meds. So, I thought and thought and thought (similar to Winnie the Pooh and his "Think, Think, Think") and I came up with a solution. It took some reorganizing on our part, but that didn't take too long. So, one Saturday afternoon, once the twins went down for a nap. The doors came off on both sides and with DS Kevin, and myself holding onto this big oak cabinet, DH unscrewed each of the 8 six inch screws holding the cupboard in place. I thought my arms were going to fall off, but it came down successfully and without incident. So this is the beginning of our kitchen remodel. It may take up forever to complete, but I am so happy to have such an open area. I can look out to the diningroom and feel like I can be part of what's going on and not always stuck in the kitchen. I have taken a couple of before and after pictures that I'll share.

This picture was taken from the kitchen looking out into the diningroom, before the cupboard was taken down.

This picture was taken from the diningroom looking into the kitchen before we took the cupboard down.

So, now that the cupboard is all emptied out and everything is either on the counter or on the diningroom table...this is what it looks like without the cupboard there.

Here's another photo from a different perspective. This is looking out from the kitchen to the diningroom. Don't worry, my windows don't always have towels on them. I just ordered some new curtains to put up there.

Here's looking out from the kitchen to the diningroom/livingroom area.

Well, that's about it. Our time here is just about up! Thank you so much for stopping by! I enjoyed having you visit. Please feel free to leave a comment, I just love reading them.
So, until next time,
Happy Scrappin'
Inky Hugs and Smiles!

1 comment:

Deanna said...

It's amazing how a small change and make such a big difference! I enjoy stopping by and visiting your blog!