Here is the picture I posted of our flooded kitchen a couple of weeks ago.
I told you that one blessing that came out of it was that I got a new dish washer!
And I did! Yeah!
But I have to share a few more blessings.
1) I am getting all new cabinets, bottom AND top!
2) My new top cabinets are going to have glass fronts with 6 mullions! (which I’ve always wanted)
3) I am getting lighting inside my glass cabinets and underneath all my cabinets! (which I have also always wanted.)
So I am not upset about this “little” inconvenience at all.
Since we have to replace our bottom cabinets because of the flooding issue, we have to replace the top ones to match.
Oh darn. (wink, wink)
Here is what my ugly 40 year old cabinets looked like…
I’ve never posted this part of my kitchen because honestly, I just don’t like it.
Notice the soffit above the cabinets. Every since we moved into our house five years ago, I have wanted to tear down that soffit to see what is underneath there. Were there pipes that couldn’t be moved? Wiring? Nothing at all? I wanted to get rid of it so I could have taller cabinets.
Well….since our kitchen already looked like a dump site, we decided to bust a hole into the soffits and see what we could see…
A little wiring there…
But nothing that could not be tucked up into the rafters.
I was SOOOOO excited! I was about to get me some new tall cabinets.
So we tore it out. (No my husband is not going gray…that’s just drywall dust in his hair!")
It is gone!
Then I decided to hire the hottest cabinet maker I could fine…
and well, my husband won hands down!
He started by building the cabinet frames.
Then he hung up new drywall to cover the ceiling, installed lighting in the cabinets, and underneath the cabinets…
He also added crown molding to match the rest of the kitchen.
The microwave goes in the space where you see the wire and metal frame. I wanted the cabinet above the microwave to stay open, so we added beadboard to the back of it.
Here’s what the other side of the kitchen looks like as of tonight…
The two cabinets in the middle do not have lights inside them because they will have doors. We put beadboard in the back of the cabinet above the refrigerator because it will be left open as well.
We are having the doors made by a cabinet maker in Georgia and should get them in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, my hubby is going to be painting these cabinets, and fixing the bottom half of the kitchen (floors included!)
I will post more pictures soon!