Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wip it Wednesday--The House Version

So what's new?? With us, it's another version of getting your 20 year old house updated and ready for a future sale....

I call this stove on a tiger ;) (one of DD's old blankets I made)
Stove on a tiger??
Hubby and I saved like $400 removing the old countertops, stove and sink. At first I was skeered...hubby + me + DIY isn't normally a good thing ;) Probably because I'm a perfectionist :P, he's more easy going, lets get it done!

Anyhow, it was really easy! Well for me, I wasn't the one on the floor with my head in the cupboards unscrewing the stuff. But hey, I had to remove it all..(and I'll be putting it back too!) I did break the caulking seal on the tops of them, that wasn't too bad. Cupboards have been washed and I'm so getting rid of some crap before I put the stuff back...

You can see the boring beige the wall used to be...then you can see my dry brushed gray paint. But, since we have to get house friendly colors, I'm sure it'll be a form of boring beige one day soon again. I almost painted it a few weekends ago...then thought better of it. Good thing too, as um..well, there were a few dings from my caulk releasing job.

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eek! No sink! Cannot WAIT for my new one!! Poor cupboards need some TLC too. I think a sanding and coat of polyurethane will spruce them up. That's a job for another day....

As you can see, my kitchen area is very small! One day, it would be nice to have more cupboard space, but for now, I'm actually glad I don't!

We're moving....in June....just not sure if it's 2011 or 2012 ;) Stay tuned and see what's next in the house sale prep adventures of Z & J!

4 comments:

Kaye said...

Hooray!! Congrats! Does this mean he got an offer somewhere!? Fingers crossed its NORTH! LOL!

Discoknits said...

Good luck with your renovations and I hope that move comes this year for you, not next. We just bought a house this week, so we've got a longer committment, urgh!

dianne said...

It's amazing the crap we collect unwittingly over the years! I hope everything goes well today!

Dee said...

Steve and I demo'd our shower enclosure last year. I was "skeered" too, but it actually wasn't too bad.

Home your reno goes quickly and easily.