goodbye, kitchen. / by jen geigley

Bo and I been talking about doing a kitchen remodel for quite awhile now. It's always been on our to-do list (especially the floors, which were in major need of an overhaul.) And this summer, it's go time. The cabinets have been ripped out and the floor has been tiled. We have a long way to go, but I am so excited to watch this new kitchen materialize.
First came the new flooring. (And, well, ripping out the bottom cabinets. Ripping things out kind of scares me.) The new tile is a neutral gray and perfect for dancing on.
And if you've read here awhile, you may remember my obsession with yellow kitchens. I love yellow kitchens. We're going with IKEA cabinets and using four of these yellow doors that I bought on clearance awhile back. For $10 each. It was a crazy good deal. They'll be mixed with white cabinets and our plan is to get concrete countertops poured. Soon. (By the way, we've been super impressed with the quality of IKEA's cabinets and drawers. Wow. For anyone who challenges you with the argument that IKEA doesn't sell durable/high-quality stuff, you really must test these out in person. Even my father-in-law approves.)
So yeah, the old doors came off and here's where things started to get crazy. I had no idea how much stuff we actually had in our kitchen. The junk drawers. The mugs and knick-knacks and mis-matched dish sets. The cleaning supply cabinets. (And Lo's main concern, the candy drawer.)
For now, everything is laying in piles on our living room floor. So that's fun. Bo and his dad are doing the entire kitchen remodel themselves, so it has been in various states of de-construction as they move through each stage. They're both incredibly handy and I'm so lucky they know how to do all of this stuff.
This week will be the worst of it; we won't have a sink for a few days until we get the countertops squared away. But paper plates, pizza and carry-out are our friends and we're making the most of it. The end is in sight and I can't wait to pick up our next load of cabinets and see it all come together. Like, I really can't wait to see the yellow.  :)