Monday, January 16, 2017

An Accidental Remodel!

 The two little Striped Aviator Hats are finished for my two little misses in Washington State where they are experiencing - WINTER!
(Size 4 and 2)
I decided to go with ties on their hats because it is cold and they would need to secure their hats better than my Florida grands.  I love this little machinery to crank out the I-cords in mere minutes!
 After the leaking pipe ordeal, the flooring all looks and feels like a scrub board.  Since we have to pull it all up and replace it, we talked over a little thing we wished we had done 4 years ago when the kitchen was totally overhauled and didn't think of then.
 And that was to rip out this partial wall dividing the kitchen and the family room.   Since it wasn't a  support wall, it could go and now it has!  Of course, all of the walls in the old part of the house are cement block which makes for an interesting removal.  Dad and Bill are well acquainted with the challenge and made fast work of it!
 The sheetrock was stripped and the sledge hammer work began!
 No, more like piece by piece they carried each block out after Bill nudged them off their mortar!
 By early afternoon  we were looking at this-open and roomy!  What a great way to make the kitchen a better place to work in! (We are going to be adding a small island counter on wheels to place it wherever it would be needed!)  Bill has to change the placement of the water lines to the refrigerator and fill in the sheetrock on the ceiling and the wall behind the cabinet-he likes the wall knocking out kind of project, not the finishing work kind of ones! Tough shanoogies, says I!  Oh, yes, we have to replace the flooring, too! lol)
 The cats all gave the new arrangement quite a going over-different is not always acceptable to them!
Baby Lena says her world has been turned upside down but she would like it anyway as long as there is food and milk!


  1. Ahhhh, this is so exciting! I love it! And it's even more fun that G and G are there to be part of it. Tell Dad that if he gets the finishing work done before I get there, I'll make him a pie to celebrate, and he can have it all to himself! 😉

  2. Cute hats!

    It's always nice to freshen up a space!

    Is Lena out of her cast now? How is the leg?

  3. Love your hats and what a room transformation! Great job on everyone's part.

  4. We did that too with our kitchen walls and I love it. We actually took down all three walls that surrounded it. We put a big island in the middle of the new open space that has lots of cabinets and drawers to make up for the lack of wall space. That was 25 years ago and now I wish I had the money to upgrade it all. It was new and spiffy then-now it looks sad and old-just like all those new bathrooms we put in at the same time.

  5. I like the new open look.

    Lena is such a sweet little peanut!

  6. I love it! It will be so much nicer when you have to go cook now! Where did you put the yarn bowl bookshelf? -Jessa

  7. I'd love to take out walls here to make the rooms larger - but unfortunately with natural stone walls in an irish cottage that's not an option... I find larger rooms are easier to work in - and also easier to clean (less corners:)! and a moveable island will be so cool! Lena's leg still looks a bit "off" - but at least she got rid of the cast?


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