Friday, January 27, 2012

Finally finished the countertops!

Tah Dah!  Then I looked up and realized I had forgotten to clean above the cupboards on that side of the room!  Oh well, there's always today.  Plus, you haven't seen the other side of the kitchen or my table! (I made a little mess over there!)  But then this is not something you do every day.  This is major cleaning.  I took everything off the wall, spice cabinet etc, and washed each item.  Plus, I did a little remodeling! I took out the appliance garage! LOL!  I had my microwave on a stand across the room.  This takes up my counter space but is much more convenient. 

This is the "before" picture of my appliance garage.  As you can see, I can't even fit my Kitchenaide Mixer in there.  Plus the "door" to it fell off awhile ago! LOL!

Here's the "after" 
Yeah, I know there's no wallpaper there but maybe I'll paint that little corner.  I'd love to paint the whole thing but I have got to get the house on the market...that's my goal...not redecorating the whole thing.  I keep having to remind myself of that as I would love to slap paint on just about everything in this house and rip up the carpet...but I must focus on my goal which is to get it on the market first and foremost.
Here's the rest of the counter top.  I wish I could get rid of the drainboard but I'm always cooking and baking and there are things that just can't go in the dishwasher so I really use it.  Unless I'd start drying dishes...oh, let's not go there!  Maybe if I actually had people coming through the house I could hide it but for my daily life it will remain where it is.

I need a new cook top also as there is a grill and griddle on one side which I never use and 2 burners on the other side of which only the small one in the back works.  I have a grill on an enclosed porch and this one in the kitchen is a bear to clean if you use it.  I would never have one myself and especially since I have the other, I can grill whatever the weather.  It's built in on the other side of my fireplace.  Now that one is handy!   I'm saving for the cook top as we speak.  I'd prefer gas but haven't looked into how much more that would cost to run the lines.  Another "to-do"!

And there you have it!  The counter tops are done and most of the area above the cupboards.  How long has this taken me?  I better drink more coffee!


  1. It really is coming along! Progress!!! You keep encouraging me and I'll keep encouraging you. I really, really love your signs and other accessories. They really make the space. I hope you get the new cooktop you need.


  2. I am enjoying your visits and great comments. We always have something to keep us busy. One job at a time. Looking forward to your next visit and I will back to visit too.

  3. It looks great! I love those signs you have on the wall.

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