Home Renovation Part 2: Rebuilding
You know how we bought and completely gutted a house? As in took out all the ceilings and floors and kitchen? Well we started rebuilding it! But like they say, things have to get messy before they get clean (do they say that? I say that). Without further ado, some photos of the home renovation madness.
After a week of working his booty off in tearing everything out/up/apart, the tulip-man asked that I take out the kitchen. As if I had ANY idea how to take out a kitchen. So armed with YouTube tutorials and a hammer, I tore out our outdated little kitchen.
Around that time we also had the ceiling guys come and begin putting in the new ceiling/kitchen wall. When I peeked in to take a look at their handy work, I was only slightly worried to see they had painted everything bright yellow. Hoping that I hadn’t given completely wrong instructions in my kindergarten-level Dutch, I ducked back into the garage (i.e. storage for literally all possessions + temporary office) to investigate wall colors. (As it turns out, the bright yellow was just a base coat for the beautifully clean, white ceiling that would follow).
Moving upstairs, the wood laminate is all in and did WONDERS for these little rooms. Remember when they were just concrete? Ah, they grow up so fast.
And then, ladies and gents, the kitchen arrived! In true IKEA fashion, it arrived in no less than 30 cardboard boxes, all awaiting self-assembly. But after two full nights, a consult with the handyman, two custom-built cabinets, and (only) one mental breakdown, SHE’S COMPLETE! I’m still working on the details (organizing the spices, find places for cake pans etc.) so I’ll just leave ya with this little peak.