Monday, December 2, 2013

Too Damn Cool For School

Just when I was getting all excited about my remodeled kitchen, I hit a wall.

That's right.  A wall hit me smack in the face.  We had a dinner guest last night and he is about the least picky guy I have ever known.  Nelson used to be my next door neighbor and now he's my bestie!  He is never critical of me or anything I do.  (I love that in a man.)

There are a couple of things queued to be done in the kitchen.  We are waiting for the delivery of my 'POSH" island and for my contractor, Guy, do put in the stove hood and some cabinets around the stove.  No biggie, right

We invited Nelson to dinner last night.  I had home made turkey soup and a salad with a fresh loaf of French bread.  Alex wanted us to eat in the kitchen after Nel helped him move the existing Cost Plus island out into the backyard until we decide what to do with it.

Alex left on a two week trip this morning to the East Coast.  The island is solid wood and weighs about 1 million pounds so I was not about to try and help him move it.  The POSH island is supposed to arrive next week after fabrication in France, Italy or Turkey or somewhere equally POSH. 

Anyhoo, Alex pulled out a "card table" and stuck it in the middle of our now fairly bare kitchen and we had dinner there last night.  It was the ugliest thing I've ever seen.  It still is. Even Nelson looked horrified!

But, I have to have a place to stick things.  I am just resigned to realizing my kitchen is not too cool for school yet.

38 comments:

  1. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comDecember 2, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Your kitchen looks just wonderful! Love the floor too.

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  2. Thanks Fiona! I couldn't be happier with it. The tired avocado green walls, the linoleum floor and the chipped formica counter tops did look miserable. It's so light and bright now.

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  3. Your kitchen is beautiful and the table can be forgiven :)

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  4. I have to agree with Alex this time!

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  5. I sort of do too, Mel. First time for everything.

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  6. Not me, Token! I should give it to you!

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  7. Alex's heart was in the right place, though. Your kitchen will be beautiful when it's finished.

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  8. I love the color and the painted old cabinets, Jeanie. I also love the new floor and granite countertops. Still, I'm just impatient and want it ALL NOW!

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  9. Aw, that poor little table! I can't stop laughing for some reason!

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  10. B., I thought it was very funny too, to be honest!

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  11. The Equestrian VagabondDecember 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Get a fancier, longer tablecloth, silly! Like something African or Malaysian. In fact you could change it up as the mood strikes you.

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  12. Silly! This card table is not in my decor plan at all! Alex stuck it there because our island is outside now and the new one comes next week! It looks stupid covered or uncovered!

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  13. Regardless, your kitchen is gorgeous! Ours is on a "todo" list for the future...meantime, I ignore the design and concentrate on the food, drinks, and folks joining us!
    Your digs are lookin' good!

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  14. Patience is such a great virtue. Unfortunately, I'm not a very virtuous woman sometimes. The kitchen is really nice but I just want it FINISHED!

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  15. Ha ha reminds me of the little kiddy table at Thanksgiving! I must say... your kitchen is GORGEOUS!

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  16. Thanks Katherine. It does look really pretty. (Of course it was so butt ugly before it was a sin!)

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  17. I am sure the end effect is worth the wait. I would be super excited to have everything about done. I think it looks wonderful.

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  18. Thanks, Cheryl! I think it will look great with the new island, but I'm also delighted with the wall color, the original cabinets (painted), the hardwood floor, the new sink and refrig and the $30 "love" table in the breakfast nook!

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  19. Even with a card table in the middle of it, your kitchen is way cooler than mine! I'd be happy to join you for dinner any time!

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  20. You can pretty much at least double any time estimate when it comes to remodeling. Still, it's very frustrating. But you are well on your way to your dream kitchen, my friend, and it will all be worth it.

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  21. I'm learning patience, Jayne. Or pretending to. Either or.

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  22. LOVE your kitchen, dear. WOW. Those wooden floors are FAB.
    xxx

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  23. Thanks so much, Sweetie! It really does look great!

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  24. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comDecember 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Wishing you a fabulous year ahead!

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  25. Thanks you, Lady Fi! I know you will have a marvelous year and bring joy to so many people!

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  26. Hey Linda!!

    Dinner with you would be a treat on anything in any place! Wow, it's so great to visit you again! I've missed you!!

    And your kitchen is beautiful! All the best and speedy remodel in 2014! I'm around like that crazy ghost from Christmas past. Seems it's what I do (-: xoxoxo Melyssa

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  27. Melyssa, where have you been? I have thought about you so often and I know things were rocky for a while. I hope everything in your life has calmed down a bit and that you have smooth sailing ahead from now on! Please email me. FB me! Call me and let's catch up! Better yet! Come to visit for a spell! I'd love that! We'll sit in the kitchen and solve the world's problems over a pot of coffee or a bottle of wine. Either or! xoxoxo Linda

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  28. Your kitchen looks faboosh! Card table and everything! :P

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  29. Thanks Honey! The new island is coming on Tuesday! I frigging cannot wait!

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  30. Happy New Year to you and yours too!

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  31. Are you OK? Miss your blog! dwight

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  32. Hi Dwight! I'm fine. I did a couple of projects and they took about twice the time they were supposed to. We also have been having our kitchen remodeled and the exterior of the house painted, plus some electrical and plumbing work. Dealing with contractors and deadlines has just left me dumb, (as in speechless not stupid). I am going to post on Tuesday this week so please stay tuned. I made a resolution to continue writing this year and I plan to keep it!

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