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The kitchen has been destructified


Yeah, I know, not a real word but very fitting.

The contractors came out today – a crew of 2 young guys who knew their way around a pry bar and a SawzAll. First, they made sure that the garage full of Kraftmaid cabinetry was what I ordered and that it arrived damage free. Check. Melanie made sure I kept a few of the monster sized boxes for her for the fort she wants to build.

Then they commenced destructifying my kitchen. Goodbye old 70’s wretchedness. Cabinets and counters were chopped, yanked, pulled and ripped out until I was left with nothing but a really hideous row of tile backsplash. I did save a piece of my really groovy green formica counter – I plan on making a table top with it that will go into my mid century modern hang out room.

Kitchen 2a


Once the boys were gone for the day, I finally got around to ripping off the tile backsplash. Really ugly stuff with thick heavy grout. The trash can they went into weighs, well, alot.

I now have a bare wall kitchen. The dishwasher and refrigerator are sort of in place, but that’s it.

Kitchen 4

Kitchen 3