Saturday, 21 February 2009

TWEAKIN' THE KITCHEN...WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER !

Threes just no other title for this post...because its exactly what we are doing!
My kitchen is currently VERY pink....and yes, while im a pink chick through and through, i am just in a stage where i want simple now, and white is the colour for me.
So the PINK KITCHEN in headed to the land of 'Where pink kitchens once ruled'.
BUT b4 the transformation of the cupboards etc can begin...the HUGE task of the floor was ahead of us.
ENTER a very handsome and fantastic hubby with a sledgehammer and a mission to make a lotta mess :)
Ok i scrounged around and found a few photos of my kitchen from ages ago so you can see the pink and the UGH hideous floor that i have turned a blind eye to for the past 3 years (how , i dont know). These pics are actually about a year old, the green wall has since been painted white and lots of 'knick knacks' moved etc etc.





Did you see the hideous floor? Pretty gross huh?

Well lookie now...the demolition begins here where the Front Pretty Room meets the kitchen.

Note the uh Protective clothing and footwear....

There was the occasional injury.....usually me yelling out " AHHHH IM HIT ! MAN DOWN MAN DOWN"

EVEN CUPBOARDS WERE NOT SAFE FROM THE SLEDGEHAMMER.Byeee Byee....
Now you see it...

Now you dont...p.s notice how much floor is done.


So we started on Thursday and last night (Friday) Shane came home and finished the whole kitchen floor (believe me, its a big area), he was a man on a mission!
Then today he tackled the hallway...oh yes, those tiles were even right down my hallway. Pics of that next post.
So...anyroad...the plan is polish the floorboards up (after i pull out all the nails and scrape concrete...sooo fun, NOT) and then i will be like a crazy woman with a paintbrush!

So stay tuned for part 2 of our kitchen makeover...it wont be long!

Oh b4 i go, i received my GORGEOUSLY YUMMY swap from Fiona, my partner in Dollys Vintage Heart Swap, i'll post the piccies next time i promise!


Pink Kisses and Bye For Now

Love Shann xx

P.S am i crazy because i am really enjoying tearing my kitchen apart???? LOL.

24 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Shannon, can't wait to see the new kitchen. The floorboards will look fabulous. We did our lounge/dining room last year and we just love it. I am plannning on 'asking/nagging' for the tiles in our entry/family room/kitchen to be pulled up and have the floor boards in there!! Huge job. Might have to wait a bit though as we have Amy's wedding in April to pay for. Might need to save a few more pennies first
Alison

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh wow how fantastic..you must be excited even if your nails are not! I hate my kitchen so much i have put a huge dresser in front of it so i dont even have to look at it (unless i go there to cook of course lol)...i wonder can you paint laminate successfully? Hmm..i have pondered this for 4 yrs! Oh and in answer to your q. we saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - wow i just loved it.. my gf and i had lots of tears, i definitely recommend it if you havent seen it and of course Brad Pitt is gorgeous, even as a little old man! Mel xxx

Lorri said...

Cant wait to see the finished project. It is good that you have a handy man in residence! have a great pink week.
Lorri

Lorri said...

Cant wait to see the finished project. It is good that you have a handy man in residence! have a great pink week.
Lorri

Shabby Kim said...

How exciting that you are finally getting a new kitchen floor. I can totally relate when it comes to ugly floors and other things. My bathroom floor is just about as ugly as your kitchen floor was and I'm longing for the day when I can replace it. For now, I just keep most of it covered with the biggest bath rug I could find. My ugly kitchen appliances are another story. They need to go someday too!! For now, I just have to live with them. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.

Dolly said...

Ouuuu I am right there with you Girly girl.... I love the demilition stage.
Tear out the old and make room for the new!

I can't wait to see what you do next.... I can vision roses and bits of pink here and there!

Hugz,
Dolly

Kim's Cottage said...

Hooray for you! It's so fun getting a home makeover, isn't it? Expensive but fun. I'll be back for sure to watch the progress.

Congratulations on your new-kitchen-to-be!!!!!!!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie!!! I have missed you so much and was so happy to see you this morning! You always can cheer me up :) YAY!!!! I am so excited (and a bit jealous) for you!! I LOVE the floors!!! That is what i want so bad in my kitchen! You lucky girl! But no one deserves it more than you Shann!!

Love ya,
Amy

Connie said...

Oh, the floor would have "GONE" years ago, honey! But I do like the PINK and I'm sure the white will be wonderful also. I painted my kitchen pink but hubs won't let me touch the cabinets. Hah....give me time and it'll happen! But it's looking spiffy, chickee........
xoxo,
Connie

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh yep those tiles needed to go for sure!
The fact Hubby was so eager is a great thing.
Looking forward to following the journey:)

our shabby cottage said...

Can't wait to see it finsihed! Those tiles remeinded me of our bathroom tiles - but they were purple!

Marilyn said...

I feel your pain..lol. I am doing my kitchen too...such a big job... my daughter started it then left..lol..her dad injured himself, but he is still in there..slowly..(he doesn't live here) so its just sort of sitting. You think you had the worlds yukkiest floors.. no way... I win by far.. you have inspired me though. I am going to post on it over the next few days. Marilyn

KatCollects said...

Good luck with remodeling your kitchen, I hope it turns out just the way you want it!
Kathy

Gail McCormack said...

At least you've got floor boards underneath the tiles, it's going to be fantastic Shann! I'm looking forward to the next update!

Jules said...

No you are not crazy
yay goodbye old hello new !
Its a huge job so well done.

tcalamity said...

Your one busy lady at the moment. I cant wait to see the reveal pictures....it seems it is the time of year for change, and im slowly coming round to the idea that im moving, and have alot of rooms to paint. Good luck in your re-decoration....
xx
t

Vicki said...

hellooo lovely!!!
you are most welcome ANYTIME!!! it'll be great!! no it'll be fab not great no amazing not fab or great ummmm yeah it'll be TOPS!!! please note the 80's use of vocab hahaha (pretty retro eh? like your tiles? hahaha) no really LOVE the idea of ripping out the kitchen I can't wait to see the results and for the next installement of Shann's kitchen Nightmares I mean wars i mean decore wooo hooo you go girl! sorry sooooooo tried... love the colours tho
*hugs*
Vic
xxx
ps there is hubbys blog
http://shabbilyrestored.blogspot.com/
pps what kinda cupboards are you gonna have? benchtops? tell me tell me!!!

TattingChic said...

Wow! Look at him go! I can't wait to see the progress...I'm sure you feel the same way, LOL!

Dee Light said...

What fun, a new kitchen! I think it would be great fun to rip up old stuff with new ideas running around in your head.

Dee Light said...

What fun, a new kitchen! I think it would be great fun to rip up old stuff with new ideas running around in your head.

Jannet said...

Wow, so exciting!! Wish it was my kitchen and I can't wait to see the finished results.
Hugs, Jannet

joan said...

Hi Shanon,

Doing over a kitchen is so much work but so worth it in the end! Good luck and keep us updated!

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi shannon...how exciting..I cant wait to see the finished product..

I think there is something very gratifying when smashing stuff with a sledgehammer!!

i get pleasure hitting the tennis ball as hard as I can..especially when I am grumpy!!

take care...xx andrea

Faye said...

SHANNON LOOKING FOWARDS TO SEEING THE FINISHING!LOOKS GREAT SO FAR. I KNOW YOU MUST BE SO EXCITED!