grab a coffee and prepare to take the easiest kitchen renovation tour ever!
(easy, because you just get to look at the pictures!)
truth be told though, we were so organised, not having a kitchen was actually very painless
working full-time, travelling to see my dad and having a separate plumbing issue - now that WASN'T painless!!!
i'd already frozen meals, and we were also well fed by our neighbours and friends
we had everything relatively neatly packed away
and we loved our little makeshift 'camp kitchen' in the lounge
the olympics, my job contract and the kitchen all pretty much finished at the same time!
so here goes
if you live in wellington, RENTACRATE (dot co dot nz) is the way to go
we packed up our (should i say I packed up) kitchen, family room and office into 40 (YES FORTY!) of these bad boys. packing up was the easy part. unpacking, now THAT was a whole different ball game!
the crates come with a wheeled dolly for ease of moving around
a labelling system
and they stack up on top of each other
choosing flooring tile colour
quick and painless - like a bandaid!
(don't ask me which one we have because i can't remember!)
the night before the old kitchen came out
a lone crockpot cooking a corned beef
it took the guys less than THREE (3) HOURS to dismantle our old kitchen
which we got $1315 for on trade me!!! (ebay)
i tried to take a photo in the same place every day
i didn't always succeed, because the room was a bit of an obstacle course
our painters (who had already painted the outside and most of the inside of the house since february)
set to work the very next day
not much seems to happen the first few days
all behind the scenes, but very important 'stuff'
if you want to read a very funny post on magnetic magic, click here
i WILL tell you though, that you need SEVERAL coats and not all magnets work
the best ones are the ones that are pictured here
we also painted the wall in WRITE-ON paint but we're too scared to draw on the wall
(lame, i know)
when we do, we scrub it off right away.
this photo does NOT represent the wall colour at all well!
THIS one, on the other hand, does perfectly
giant truck arriving with our new kitchen
i still have no idea how the truck got up and down our drive without breaking anything
DAY 9 was a spot the difference
DID YOU SPOT IT???
Day 10 - the day the flooring went in
you probably heard my squeals of delight from where you live...
after 2 weeks, it was pretty much done
if you look closely, you can see the gap where the new microwave will go
i'm wearing a sparkling new TIARA to go with my sparkling new kitchen
filling the new kitchen with friends and fun
oh yes - i thought my new window treatments would NEVER come!
SO WHAT ARE MY FAVOURITE FEATURES OF THE NEW KITCHEN YOU MAY ASK???
this 4 bin rubbish drawer
(we went a little mad with the lableller)
the oil drawers
THE SPICE DRAWER!!!
the magnetic wall
the photo board
which we will change every 4 months
in december it will feature ALL CHRISTMAS photos from over the years
so there you have it
(and the beginning)