Kitchen Progress

It's so exciting to watch the room transform. We have a long way to go, but we made a lot of progress since last night.

Please forgive the quality of these photos– the lighting isn't so great in our kitchen and I just snapped these really quickly with my phone.

Yes, everything is a mess. That's how we roll!

Check out the makeshift work bench where we are painting the cabinet fronts. It's made from three bar stools and some cedar planks left over from building the fence. It actually works really well.

So far we have taken off the cabinet doors, removed all hardware, sanded the cabinets, cleaned out the cabinets (so the kitchen is scattered all over the house), primed the cabinets and started installing the backsplash. When I say "we," I mean myself and my parents, who made the trip to help me out during their Christmas vacation. Hubby gets a hall pass for this project because he is out of town visiting his family, although I am dutifully keeping him updated with these phone photos.

I have to say that I love, love, love the backsplash! The kitchen looks so much fancier and more finished with the stone backsplash, and the colors really compliment the countertops. Yay!

We still have to paint the cabinets, install the new hardware, put the cabinets back together, finish the backsplash and paint the red wall in the kitchen. I can't wait to see the whole look come together, but just seeing the progress we have made so far is very encouraging.

I'll keep posting updates as we go along!
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