Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guess what? Kitchen gut.

The kitchen is gooooone! I took the day off and hung out in the basement while upstairs there were...

And now, what looked like this last night...

... now looks like this:
Hey, studs.

Hey, giant ziplock bag for my kitchen.

Gross discoveries along the way: 
What is this? It was screwed into the underside of one of the cabinets. And it is filthy. Which makes me think that it was heavily used at some point... but for what? Please comment if you know the answer to this mystery.
Additional gross things I did not get pictures of: So much mouse poop under one of the cabinets. Ugh. We haven't seen any evidence of mice since we've been here and the previous owner had two cats, so I'm guessing and hoping it was very old. 

Also, you know how you're supposed to clean the coils of your refrigerator periodically so it runs more efficiently? I had the chance to see the bottom of our fridge when the guys were moving it, and it was basically wearing an inch-thick sweater of dust and cat hair. I'm not kidding about the inch. Luckily I had the chance to vacuum that away before the fridge was stationed in its new home. 

Exactly where the old one was. There's probably a note on the blueprints for this place that says "ugly fridge goes here." I really do want to paint this a fun color, because why not, but that task is not high on the priority list at the moment. 

What is actually high on the list is putting the dining room back together, because this will not do:

The picture-hanging project is exactly where it was 10 days ago, except worse now because I piled a bunch of random kitchen stuff on the table. But today I seized the day and went out and purchased spackle, so now I just need to spackle the messed-up hole, touch up the paint and finish the hanging project, after which I can then use the credenza to hold the junk that the table is currently holding. 

Progress! Sweet demo-ing progress. 


  1. I believe that is a lid/jar opener made to accommodate various sizes. But - I may be full of it.

  2. I think it's an opener, too. Especially since you noted it was mounted under the cabinets.