Monday, February 21, 2011

The Tale of Two Kitchens

Happy Monday darling hearts.

Jus & I are trying to stay in bed as long as possible today so I thought I'd tell you a little story.

In the 1950s two sisters lived in the Behemoth and turned it into a duplex.

One sister liked pink.

And one sister liked yellow. But the family that bought the Behemoth from them decided to paint it white & red.

To get from one kitchen to the next you had to walk through a teensy hallway.

For the life of us we couldn't understand why on earth the three families that have come in the 20 years since the sisters lived in the Behemoth have never bothered to change the kitchen situation.

Yesterday that changed. My wonderful parents got a crew together and with the help of my grandpa the next thing I knew the wall looked like this.

And then like this.

And then all hell broke loose.






So there you have it, we have a long way to go but we've got a start. And just for comparison's sake, here was the same view when we bought the Behemoth 4 months ago.

PS I love that Jus is as crazy as I am. He's the best.

19 comments:

sarah - dodeline design said...

That is a crazy space you have there! How exciting to bust it all down, I bet it feels so different already!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love this! I would never take on the projects you two have, I'm too chicken. I have to live through you!

Dana Richards said...

So are you making the two kitchens into one super kitchen? I am eternally jealous of your mega house... and your mega handy husband haha I'm not sure I would trust mine with a project that intense :)

Anni said...

Wow, I am really impressed! You guys are tackling the Behemouth and winning, I'd say.

Anna said...

holy extreme home makeover! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Meghan said...

I cannot WAIT to see the final product! So exciting!

kitten roar said...

your house looks so awesome! i love the checkered tile floor.

Jenny said...

wow that is awesome! can't wait to see the final product :)

Banan said...

congrats! it looks great

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

I cannot wait to see this all fixed up. But, I'm having so much fun reading about your progress :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow!! what an crazy awesome undertaking!!

Ashley said...

You have the coolest projects ever. BRAVO.

Happy Monday!

steph c said...

It's going to look SO good once you get it all fixed up. You guys are awesome!

Jessica said...

When you're done, come on over to my house and demo. ;)

rachelinaustin said...

Yay! I always get excited when I see new house posts from you! Can't wait to see what's next! <3

Deidre said...

two kitchens! Crazy.

I love tearing down walls, it looks like soo much fun!

Mo Pie, Please said...

How exciting!! I love that you have family to help you out on projects likes this. Good luck with it all!

Kate said...

THIS LOOKS SO AWESOME. i can't wait to see it develop more and more and ahhhhh!!!

Married In Chicago said...

wowsa! Thats some pretty intense wall paper!