Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY Kitchen Renovation-Counter Top Removal

So, I shared the beginnings of our DIY kitchen renovation with the removal of the wall paper- now we're tackling the counter tops:)

Granddaddy came over one afternoon (while Ricky was at work) and expertly hammered, wedged and pried apart our hideous navy tile counters and hauled off huge slabs of 'vintage' tile counters to the bin...all in an hour!  He said it was one of the easiest DIY projects he had ever tackled- good thing since there's much still to be done!

Yeah...nasty.  The counters came off in one piece though which kept the mess to a minimum with a few throw sheets placed in strategic places. And now, with the back splash removed, we're ready to finish sanding the order to apply primer:)

It's slow work but I'm (er, we!) are excited about seeing our new kitchen unfold;)

We've contracted to have the new counters professionally installed (know your limits!) but figured that we saved almost $500 by removing the old counters ourselves (er, thanks to Granddaddy!).  Yeah!

Can't wait to reveal more, but in the mean time, I'm working on a dozen different sewing/craft projects...

 ...and trying to get just one totally complete to share!

Thanks for stopping by,

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