It’s hard to blog when you do not have internet!! We signed up with AT & T and are still waiting!! I wish I could say I’ve been slacking off, but that is not the case. I have been a mad woman unpacking, organizing, and simplifying our life. We have moved in and unpacked in phases. Each phase we get rid of tons of stuff. It has taken a long time to go through everything we own and make it work at Nellie Mae. We had a yard sale and now I am happy to say we are about 96% done with the house. We have crappy details left. Like here is a secret, below in the pics half my knobs are not on the cabinets. It’s not perfect, but neither are we =)
Here is the kitchen!!
Also, an update on our budget. The grand total of the renovation so far is $19,000. We will finish and stay right under $20,000. We are $5,000 over what we thought, but its not bad for basically rebuilding and entire house. Plus we are fencing in a large portion of the 1 acre lot. The HVAC system is what put us over a little, but a brand new system installed by my man is worth every penny to me =) It’s unbelievable to me how you can stretch that amount of money.
Pot rack – $20, craigslist
Cabinets- $25 each, craigslist = $250 total = ridiculousness
Countertops- $25 each per slab = $50, Lowes clearance
Appliance package- $795, craigslist
Kitchen sink/ faucet/ detachable sprayer on faucet- $60, craigslist
Recessed lighting- $15, Yard Sale
I pretty much love our whole kitchen is under $1500. In the words of Usher, O.M.G. Thank you Craigslist.
Here are the before and after pics of the kitchen!
Wow, Jen! I couldn’t wait to see more. It is AMAZING what you have done with a TON of hard work, HEAPS of faith, and a good measure of risk taking. Bravo!
The kitchen looks GREAT!!! Love it!
Looks great, it’s amazing how far she’s come!