Tuesday, August 23

FUN!

Right........????? This is our kitchen as it is at 10am Tuesday! Today, my task is to remove the tiles. We removed the wall cupboards yesterday - after I had driven to Harrogate and back I hasten to add - AND with a satnav who had an identity crisis!!!!!!





All wall cupboards will be removed today and tomorrow I will take off all the remaining wall tiles.The Rayburn is safe under a cover!






I find it helps to post pictures here - it gives people an idea of the pigsty we call our kitchen - I KNOW as people read this they will look at their own kitchens and realise they could never live in such squalor! lol! I also know that it is a work in progress and the same people will see the finished work in a few weeks and see the work we have done. Yes it is hard work but we are coping. Believe it or not I feel organised and can see a plan emerging.........well I think it's a plan - it could be the first stage of madness!
Oh and I keep telling myself - in two weeks time, 10am Tuesday morning we will be disembarking from the ferry and biking through Holland, Belguim and onto France - if you see us, give us a wave! lol!
Watch this space!

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30 comments:

  1. I'd rather be touring than dismantling a kitchen. Have fun with both.

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  2. You can do it, you know you can.
    If you fall asleep, you can spend a night on the tiles!
    And you have the prospect of that wonderful holiday to look forward to. Are you camping en route or b&b-ing? Look out for 'Pain Quotidienne' - they do fabulous lunches - but you may know that already [check out their website]

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  3. Bin there, done that, gone mad LOL

    You have my sympathy m'dear. Hang on in there and you'll soon be on first name terms with the local takeaway service :-D

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  4. looks like as much fun as an ulcer. good luck with that; I would have moved into a hotel by now..

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. I love those wall cupboards!
    The end is nigh 'eh?
    Can't wait to see the finished result, no doubt you can't either! LOL!

    Take care with those tiles!

    Sandie xx

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  6. A work in progress is work indeed. But the work when finished is the best.

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  7. Throughout this kitchen saga I have kept thinking 'I thought these two were going over to the continent on a biking tour' - well I was right. Do hope you get most of the work done before you go. You need to be practising with that Rayburn well before Christmas turkey time.

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  8. I did rather like your kitchen & the homely look! I always think its sad to dismantle anything. I ought to get a life!
    I'm sure the planned holiday will do you a power of good. after all the demolition work.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  9. When we had our new kitchen fitted we removed absolutely everything, right down to the bare walls and we lived with it like that for two weeks until the new plaster dried, the electrician had done the lights and sockets, the new ceiling was in and the floor was tiled. I hated it, but it was worth it in the end.

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  10. Your trip must be an exciting carrot to keep you going with this kitchen, Denise! But fun? Maybe not in my books. The pain is worth the gain, though.

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  11. I suppose it's a little late to change your minds! I'm sure it will come together like a good plan should.

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  12. I keep harping at my husband about a new kitchen, but I realize I would have a hard time coping with the work that it takes and the mess that it makes. Meanwhile, we are back from a trip to Russia and already making a mess our two selves, with a little bit of help from our dog.
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your new kitchen, though.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. Squalor? I thought it was called shabby chic?
    Jane x

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  14. We have done the new kitchen thing twice in two different house and I do not envy you.

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  15. Uh-oh, your hands will be full for this job.

    Can't wait to see the outcome.

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  16. I grew up "under construction" for 18 years. I don't envy you your current situation but I do look forward to either the madness or the finished product!

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  17. Frankly, I like your old kitchen. :) But I'm sure I'll love your new one and I know you will! Have a terrific trip!

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  18. I Find dismantling and shifting to be two of the most horrid things to do. I have done it a couple of times but still though...

    Pheno, ABCW Team

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  19. I applaud your courage at taking on such a project. It will all come together. In the meantime, we sometimes wonder what we were thinking.

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  20. What a goal. 2 weeks and a biking holiday. Lucky you.
    Denise your kitchen is going to be fabulous.
    Keep chipping away.

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  21. I ripped my 30 year old kitchen apart 2 years ago and installed a new one.... I was very ple4ased with the results, but I have since sold the house so now someone else is enjoying the fruits of my labours! But that's OK, I live in a much better place now, and the new kitchen helped me sell my house. Good luck with your tiles. My tiles were so old that they just fell off the wall!

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  22. It will be worth it in the end!! We are planning a kitchen re-vamp (in about 10 years time) and I'm already dreading it. Give us an update before you go away x

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  23. Poor you ! I went through this a few years ago ! A horror movie, but the result is great ! You will see !

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  24. you make me a happy person, may be we are long lost twins. I won't photograph my kitchen.

    Did you watch the Straford wives? I think of myself as that author before they mechanised her. Bette Midler.

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  25. Denise, you are a glutton for punishment, as they say! And will the wood cabinets go back up? I like them......
    HelenMac
    ABC Team

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  26. Denise, I always feel so guilty when I visit you and see how much work you do every day and sometimes here I sit and play "Angry Birds"!

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  27. Hello, Mrs Nesbitt! Finding you slipped through the door in the midst of computer angst and am only finding your calling card now! Laughing outrageously at your fabulous posts! LOVE the kitchen, welcome to my worls, with no hint of new/clean/oragnised in sight for me!! Also impressed with your pearls of Irish wisdom- our local variation on 4: can't live with them, can't shoot them! Roll on an end to school holidays!

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  28. It always gets worse before it gets better and there's one day near the end when you think it will never be finished - and then it is:-):-)

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  29. Obvious bits apart, your kitchen still looks tider than mine ;)

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  30. Yes well, as I look around my own kitchen I realize that we have to have major things done to it soon as it's looking a little worse for wear. But the roof comes first as we have started having leaks, and with a hurricane coming too, oh joy! It will be lovely to see your kitchen all done.

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