and 2 days.
It’s been a long haul, you guys.
We learned drywall.
We cooked on a hotplate in the living room for 8 months.
We knocked out structural walls.
We rebuilt a bathroom.
I spent 5 months DIY-ing molding.
We budgeted $6,000. We changed the plan. I think we came in around $11,000.
We worked late into the night for months.
Okay, everything is true except for that last thing. There were remarkably few late nights (or forfeited weekends, for that matter) in the last 18 months. It took us EIGHTEEN MONTHS, for crying out loud. We weren’t exactly rushing.
But I guess you could say, it was all worth it. Mostly.
Actually, it’s best if you don’t say that while I’m thinking about all that molding.
But seriously? Words cannot describe. I can’t explain all the feelings that this project has made me feel. And coming from someone who’s written over 160 blog posts to date, with an average of maybe 500 words per post (that’s over 80,000 words), that’s saying something.
There is a folder on my computer labeled “Kitchen Remodel 2012” (2012 — HA hahahaha!) with over 1,180 pictures in it.
So I will let the pictures do the talking. Because, quite frankly, after 179 blog posts, what else is left to say?
Many, many biscuits were required to get the Coyote and das Hund to sit still long enough to take that picture, by the way. Exploiting dogs for photogenic purposes is far more challenging than I had imagined. As is every project I take on, I guess.
And now, there’s really only one thing left to say about this kitchen. And I will let Ned the Flying Pig do the honors: