Welcome back to my kitchen. This is going to be a long journey, but I did say done by the new year, didn’t I? So here we are.
The kitchen redo has officially begun! It’s a huge project that will probably take several months to actually complete. This fall is looking pretty busy at work for me–lots of trips and other things to do. But I’m going to give myself a goal of getting this done by the end of the year. Is that too soon?
It’s been a few months since I posted anything here. I sort of took a hiatus from house projects in June, which bled into July, and now we’re more than halfway through August. Honestly, I was tired, and tired of spending money. Hence the long break.
So when I bought my house, of course, I had an inspection done. It revealed lots of things like the need for a new sewer line in the back yard, the age of the water heater, and all the little things that were not quite up to current day code considering the house was built in 1964.
I’ve been moved into this house for a year and a few months. I know I just finished the One Room Challenge, but I look around and there’s still so much to do. So when I’m feeling annoyed at the amount of work this house still needs, I sit myself down and make a list of all the things I have managed, largely by myself, in this house over the past year.
I made it! Well, almost. Barely, under the wire, by the skin of my teeth. Literally writing this hours before the official deadline of tomorrow.
Well, there’s only one week left… and I don’t think I’m gonna make it.
It’s a waiting game for the counter top to actually be installed.
Something is always bound to go wrong in any project, isn’t it? Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Luckily, it was something easily fixable this time, so here we go into week four! Filled with mishaps, mistakes, and the little things as we stall and begin the waiting game.
Technically, according to the actual OneRoomChallenge website, we are on week 3, though really, it’s week 2 in my book. I guess it’s not important except that I have a week less to work on this. Here we are, week 3.
Welcome back to week 1 of the One Room Challenge (which I have now discovered is an actual thing, like a legit thing with a start date and everything–it is only by pure coincidence that I started on the right week). As discussed previously, I’m not doing a whole room but rather a project within my laundry room–adding cabinets. So here we go.