Monday, September 28, 2009


We started painting the cabinets yesterday. We are making progress, but things aren't moving as quickly as I would like them to. It takes a while to get used to using a paint sprayer. I'm still not sure if I'm very good at it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ta Da!!!

Our kitchen floors are finished! They are still wet and very shiny but I couldn't wait to take pictures. The difference is amazing!

This is how we have been living for the past few days...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Isn't She Pretty!!

Yeah, right.....
Pretty is not exactly what I would call it. It's more like a disaster area. We have taken all of the lower cabinets out. All of the floor is exposed and they are being refinished on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hopefully we will be able to start painting the cabinets soon. Sergio and I are already freaked out, its really weird not having a kitchen. What did we get ourselves into???

Friday, September 11, 2009

Doggone Fun!!!

Roscoe had the opportunity to go swimming tonight. The recreation center lets dogs swim in the pool before they close it for the season. He had a blast!! He loved playing with the other dogs. As you can tell he wouldn't hold still long enough for us to get a good picture. Thank you Kristin for letting us know about it!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Poor Kitchen Floor

We have uncovered most of the kitchen floor, so far so good. There are scratches and paint splatters and about a million little staples, but nothing is going to scare us away from bringing these beauties back to life. Who ever covered these floors really must have hated them, they really took some aggression out with the staple gun. There is an unnecessary amount of staples in each piece of plywood. Just a little TLC and these babies will be as good as new!

Labor Day Weekend

We had a great time this past weekend. Sergio experienced his first camping trip. Despite the rain we had fun floating, camping, roasting marshmallows, and spending time with family.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Exciting Discovery!

So I was feeling brave today and thought I would pull up the kitchen floor. We had an oak colored laminate. Under the laminate is a beautiful linoleum, and under the linoleum is some sort of particle board that breaks into a million little pieces when you try to pull it up. THEN under that, HARDWOOD FLOORS!!! Now I only have a little bit of it exposed and I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes through out the kitchen. It will need refinishing but I prefer the wood over cold tile, so I'm willing to do what ever it takes.

This is the gorgeous linoleum.....