Thursday, March 18, 2010


So today, one thing lead to another. I didn't wake up with the intention to clean the kitchen but it happened anyway. I did a load of dishes and was wiping down the counters. Too many things on the counter to wash it all down so I cleaned them off. Then, the floor had to be swept and in order to sweep the whole floor I had to take down the "Tucker barrier". It's a row of stuff to keep Tucker out of the kitchen when we're not home because he has the habit of counter surfing with his paws...gross. So after the floor was swept, I could no longer put off the mopping, which I have to do on my hands and knees with a rag since I don't have a mop. I scrubbed good and hard but there's lots of paint and dry wall mud that I didn't get off (not to mention the whole middle of the floor is stained from being around too long). Then, I thought, if I had it this clean, I might as well clear off the top of the "pantry cabinets" and take a picture so you all could see how our whole kitchen looks.

This is looking toward the kitchen when we first moved in.

Same view now that the fireplace is gone. It has really opened up the house!

The new laundry room door. It has a door now!! Not too long ago, that wall was all white with dry wall mud. It's painted now. Just waiting for the trim to be put up around the fridge alcove edges.


Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Looks so good! Isn't a clean house the best feeling? I love it... sad it happens less frequently now :9

Us said...

wow!! That looks great!

Stella Andes said...

That really does open it up! What a difference that makes. It looks really great, Tiff! Good work to you and Adam and Barry and everyone else who helped.

Valerie said...

Do you miss having the fireplace? It looks great. I'm glad you had time to clean.

Tiff :o) said...

I don't miss the fireplace at all. I love how open it is. We get more light in the living room now since the sun is toward the back yard in the evenings and now the huge window isn't blocked by the fireplace. There's some work to be done in the kitchen but that's another story.

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