Friday, April 30, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I Present My Case

This is where it all started....six months ago my dishwasher pooped out. No biggy...haven't missed it really. But there it is, like a big white dead dinosaur, hogging up space. My husband offered to buy a new one....I said no, I'll just wait for my kitchen remodel. Wink wink.

Then there was this. Do you see that naughty outlet? It manages to electrify the toaster....but not my mixer. Annoying. SO......................

This is what I have to do to use the mixer. Run an extension cord across the floor to a different outlet. Annoying.
Again, I'll just wait to have my kitchen remodel and then get it fixed. Wink wink.

(Oh, and if you're curious THESE are the cookies I was making. They make your ENTIRE house smell delightful!!)

Then this....."EVERY DAMN THING HAS TO HAPPEN WHEN YOU'RE IN A DAMN HURRY." Do you know the movie? Love that one.
Anyway, this week my garbage disposer decided to take the short trip to disposer heaven.
Again, it can wait until my kitchen remodel. Wink wink.

Do you see that BEAUTIFUL faux wood paneling? I am offering that for sale to the highest bidder. Okaaaaay......GO.

What? No bidders?

Can you guess where this is in my kitchen?

The ceiling. The whole blessed thing.

Can you guess where this frosting finish is?

On the kitchen walls.
Every wall that isn't encased in faux wood paneling.
And can you guess how much dirt, dust and ick gets stuck to frosting finish on kitchen walls?
It will wait until my kitchen remodel. Wink wink.

Here it is folks, the whole beautiful set up. Envious, aren't you? Isn't it fab? My friend lives in my house's twin house a few blocks over (at least it has TONS of the same detailing)...she still has her ORIGINAL kitchen. It's gorgeous...original cabinets, hard wood floor, plastered walls. I'm all about forward progress....but WHY OH WHY did that "progress" have to happen in my nearly hundred year old kitchen? Why? tears sliding down my cheeks

So here's the deal. I need your help. My husband needs to be convinced that I should just be able to tear into this puppy. I can do it. I know I can do it.....with the help of a plumber...and an electrician....and maybe someone who knows something about floors....and ceilings (did I mention in addition to that fancy finish, the ceiling was also dropped two feet).....with the help of all those other people I can do this!!! It's time for the kitchen remodel.

I rest my case.


  1. Sometimes it's good to go by the old saying, "It's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission." Start tearing things up...then there is no looking back! :)


  2. You can do it!!! Too bad your original kitchen is long gone. I would love to see some inspiration photos for your new kitchen! Hope it happens soon!

  3. Man, I thought my kitchen was bad! ;-) J/K!!! We share the same dislike for our kitchens. Mine? It's a lovely 80's remodel complete with "country blue" wallpaper, lineoluem that looks like bricks (blech) and no dishwasher. Yea, I'm waiting for that remodel, too...along with the bath, the living room, dining room...


  4. Jen's hubby - please let her rip that baby up. (And, I'm serious when I say I'll make a weekend road trip. I'm all about kitchen remodels.) ;)

  5. I think you made the perfect case! I am with the camp of asking for forgiveness rather than permission. I took that tactic with our kitchen when my husband was out of town. I just decided that I could not stand the wallpaper one second longer so I just started tearing into it.

  6. hmmmmmm, ok, jury member #3 votes "yea" for a new kitchen. Your poor kitchen needs to be put out of it's misery.

    **have you mentioned the fact that a better functioning space would result in tastier samples in record time? If not, it might be worth a try. Who knows, maybe it will light a fire under you know who!**


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