No, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. I have been wanting to start on redoing our kitchen since we moved into the house in November of 2006. For some reason, I felt today was the day to begin.
First thing, we tackled the cabinet next to the fridge. It being the biggest of our jobs, we took that one out first. We were originally going to save it to use elsewhere, but it was not meant to be. We wound up taking it apart. Luckily, it can be put back together. Once out, we realilzed that there were 2 new floors put on top of one of the orginal floorings. We were left with somewhat of a hole. Small dilema. We just moved the hutch over, and it covered up most of it. We will eventually be taking out the flooring anyway.
The next to go was the small cabinet above that counter. It jutted out from the original old cabinets, and looked rather odd. It didn’t have the same character as the old one. To us, it looked like an awful growth.
Next, the cabinet to the left of the chimney. This cabinet always made the chimney look unbalanced. We had used it for our glass ware, but we just rearranged the existing cabinets to fit them in. I must say, the kitchen looks better. The next cabinet will go when I get around to??redoing the shelf in the barn. It will “fit in” to our theme better, and it will hold our everyday dishes. This is how they would have done it back in the 1940’s.
One thing we have realized in all this is that we have more kitchen items than we use, or need. Most of them hardly ever get used. Those will go. The ones we use on a seasonal basis such as canning equipment, will go out into the pantry.