#TchotchRemodel- A Belated Update / by Tasha Tyler

The last four (errr five) weeks have been a bit of a blur... they've been filled with long days that've turned into very late nights. I've got to say, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the fruits of your labor changing right before your eyes. Making these changes with your own hands is down right one of the coolest feelings. 

I am so excited to say we are more than halfway there! From this point, the kitchen will get more "kitchen-y" everyday and that my friends is a very pretty site to lay my tired eyes on.

So without boring you too much with construction pictures,  I'm going to share the project thus far...

 Proof that there was no saving these cabinets ( I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAD YOUR DOUBTS!)   WHAT IS THAT HOLE?

Proof that there was no saving these cabinets ( I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAD YOUR DOUBTS!) WHAT IS THAT HOLE?

 New window framing and re-insulating exterior wall

New window framing and re-insulating exterior wall

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 Ripping 3 layers of flooring out (This was a pain in my ass, but the new floors make it so worth it)

Ripping 3 layers of flooring out (This was a pain in my ass, but the new floors make it so worth it)

 We re-sheetrocked 2 walls and the ceiling, then mudded and taped them.  Tip: Hire this part out, it's very tedious + hard on your body.  I wish I had pictures of the husband and I installing sheetrock on the ceiling (with one ladder at midnight) :)

We re-sheetrocked 2 walls and the ceiling, then mudded and taped them. Tip: Hire this part out, it's very tedious + hard on your body. I wish I had pictures of the husband and I installing sheetrock on the ceiling (with one ladder at midnight) :)

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Mudding and Taping done! Naked Floor, ready for new oak hardwood.

 Construction Troopers, Cheeto and Russell are ready for this whole process to be over! 

Construction Troopers, Cheeto and Russell are ready for this whole process to be over! 

We're grateful to have some very handy friends who've helped us. I'm grateful for my handy husband who takes on tasks (that I would hire out), finishes them like a champ and saves us money!

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 Shout out to our friend, Eric who installed the new floors and matched the existing stain so nicely! 

Shout out to our friend, Eric who installed the new floors and matched the existing stain so nicely! 

 We've got cabinets and.... 

We've got cabinets and.... 

 They've got primer!

They've got primer!

The painters are spraying the first coat of black enamel as I type this, I'm so anxious to go take a peek.  My husband says I'm running a tight ship over here in regards to our project timeline. I'm happy to say that we're actually on track to finish a little before Christmas! I can't wait to share the full reveal with you and my tips on how to survive a kitchen remodel :)

 

Cheers!

Tasha