Monday, April 21, 2008

Progress






While the girls and I were in Savannah for Spring Break, Razor was here at home working on the kitchen remodel. He was oh-so-gratefully fortunate to have our buddy Blade, Blade's wife (whom perhaps needs a catchy name herself), and their daughter, NatureTot, here to help him every step of the way. Yes, you heard me right. They were here to help him every blasted day while we were gone. I KNOW! Who, I say, WHO has friends like that? Luckily, Razor does. And I do. Even though now I've started calling Blade "Sven". Have you seen that commercial where the family has Sven the Swedish live-in guy that is like their personal assistant? Sven says, "It is going to be cold today. I have knitted you a sweater." Blade = Sven. My girls have even started calling him Uncle Sven. So back to Sven's wife, shall I call her Helga?


Ok. So, we are in Savannah and the crew is here working on the kitchen. At the end of each day they would send photos of the days accomplishments.

Photos like this made me so very happy that I wasn't here with them.





And photos like this made me a little scared.




And, then photos like this made me not scared anymore.


Then, photos like this made me thank my lucky stars that I was eating shrimp instead of sanding, priming and painting.


Look at this total teaser shot. I can see it coming together a bit. I can almost get a sense of what it might be like but not quite.


This one too.



So, now we are home and I have seen the fabulous kitchen with my own two eyes and it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT!!! I will share photos of it soon. That is once it is totally tricked out with all the cabinet doors attached, trim installed and the like. I'll be spending the next several days getting the toaster out of the play room, the silverware out of the living room and the pantry items out of the mudroom. Oh, and dusting every last square inch of this entire house twice. Sven (the total Slacker) didn't dust before I came home.

-dana

16 comments:

Jacquie said...

You are a lucky woman. Can't wait to see the whole thing completed. What a guy that man of yours!

Lissa Jane said...

woohoo @ new kitchens!

Can you please give Uncle Sven my addy??? we need a motivated man in this house... we wont mention the kickboards that took 8 years to replace AND I worked in a lumber yard for four of those years...

I ended up bringing the stuff home, got the guys in the yard to cut it to measure, and left it in the middle of the kitchen floor.. and voila! kickboards on!


Lissa

The Stitching Surgeon said...

excited to see the finished product! love the pic of the sink in the grass...love, love, love it!

Anonymous said...

You are a lucky girl It will look great when it is finished.
Hugs Mary.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Yes-I know that commercial. How cool to have a friend like that. The kitchen is looking GREAT. Can't wait to see the finished photos. Did you guys do the wood on the ceiling? I LOVE that look. So cottagey, and homey! Congrats on the awesome kitchen!

Tine said...

I want a Sven in my life too!! Your new kitchen looks fantastic, I especially love that huge zink!! I want one of those....
Lucky lucky you, what a friend a what a hard-working husband (lets not forget!)

The Southern Mom said...

Ha Ha, I thought you had planted grass in your kitchen sink! Blonde moment! I really need a Sven to take care of me, too!

The Coopers said...

Wow, I am lovin it.. Must show my mom this remodel as she is revamping her entire house and is in the process of doing the kitchen here soon.. Check out my blog and you'll see how much they have done.. last week we primed walls and painted ceilings.. Please share your after photo once done, I am excited to see it

susan said...

isnt it great? mark is going to redo our kitchen this summer and i cannot wait! i dont think anything has been done since around the 50s or so...that is when they moved the house from the tobin mine. i love this little house and after all that gets done this summer will make it heavenly...cant wait for the deck out back. how is your garden growing....

Amy said...

Wow, I can tell already that your kitchen is going to be amazing! Your guys are doing a fantastic job. It makes me smile to think of you calling your friend Sven. :)

Whitestone said...

In my case there was no Uncle Sven available. However, Roger Dodger, a local cabinet maker, did a wonderful job. I know you will love your new kitchen as much as I love mine! Congrats!

julie (jane's apron) said...

I love the sink so much that I don't see how the kitchen could get any better...can't wait to see it.

Tipper said...

Everyone needs a Sven. And how nice is Razor to let you all go off on vacation while he burns the midnight oil. It is looking great-can't wait to see it all finished.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love love love the picture of your sink on the grass ;-)

Julie said...

I can't wait to see the final results!!!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Don't ask me how I got to this 6 year old post . . . but your sink, is just what I've been looking for. Did you purchase it new, or is it vintage???

So jealous!