the surprise gift….
For some time now we have had some issues with our kitchen…
From doors not shutting all the way, drawers getting stuck, drawers falling apart… cabinets beginning to fall from the ceiling….
Add the kitchen floor plan being the size of most peoples closets… it just was not an ideal kitchen for a growing family of 5…
I think the past 3 years using this kitchen has helped me learn to be content…. and thankful… it tested me many times and I will be honest in saying I envied others homes SO MUCH when being in my kitchen… It was very frustrating to me to only have 4-5 foot of counter space (if that)… and to not be able to turn around with one other person in the kitchen with me. I actually had moments where I felt claustrophobic.
I made do though… and we persevered despite its limitations, I know theres lots of people out there with far less.
With the cabinets being in such a bad shape though, we knew it was time… So this remodel isnt just “because I want something nicer…” it really needs to be fixed for practical reasons. The house was built in the 1960’s and these are the original cabinets, so they are like 50 years old 🙂
Because this is a parsonage we had to get the churches approval 1st. I was so nervous they’d say no… but I am so thankful they agreed it needed to be done.
So starting tomorrow we will begin the process! I have to clean out all the cabinets 1st, then the men will come in and have their way 🙂 – I will be posting updates as things happen… but lets just say, its going to be amazing afterwards!!! They are changing it completely. I also wont have dark wood walls anymore 🙂 Just think… airy, white and open!
The next few weeks will be difficult with Owen requiring bottles… You cant exactly use -paper- bottles like you can with plates and cups for older kids… so I will have to do dishes in our bathroom 🙂 – and cook at the church.
I also hope this remodeling helps with the ant problem 🙂
See that 409 on our counter? I was using natural cleanings but those didnt seem to get rid of ants 🙂 409 does a lot better at shooing them away. Guess a few chemicals don’t hurt if it means I wont have ants crawling on my babies bottles.
Sooooooooooo for fun, comment letting me know some of your favorite kitchen accessories!!
I want to splurge with my own money and buy some new kitchen things to spruce it up.
All my stuff is rather old 🙂
I saw some adorable kitchen things at ROSS and TJ Maxx, very affordable too.
Below are a few more kitchen pics:
*this walk way are will be completely different!*
*the above photos shows the space I have between stove/counter top –
add a few kids in here and it gets pretty cramped, let alone adding a husband!*