DIY Project Parade and a kitchen floor demo…

We’re still working on the kitchen floor (finishing up the demolition today ~ HURRAY!!!!)!  Here has been our week at the DIY Show Off…

Kitchen floor before:

Removing a layer of vinyl, plywood and luan AND TONS of nails (big magnet comes in handy as well).  Hard work!  New tools that made the job so much easier (along with a circular saw and Dremel Multi-Max) to cut smaller sections to lift.  Flooring was also removed beneath the stove and dishwasher. 

I’m so thankful for Mr. DIY’s determination and physical strength! He even sings while he works. 🙂

Kitchen floor after demo but before new floor (coming soon!). As you can see, our original kitchen was much smaller until a previous owner added on sometime in the 1990s.  The original floor is the pine planks. The newer addition boasts a plywood subfloor.

This pantry area lacks charm. It’s coming out.  Mr. DIY dreams of a stand alone refrigerator and freezer in this area in the future.  We’ll prep it for just that however, there won’t be any new appliances at the time of our kitchen reveal. We’ll be saving for those. 
Removing storage?! It’s okay. We have a plan!

The area pictured below (which is now piled up because of the kitchen remodel) is right behind the wall in the kitchen with the stove.   It’s about 6 foot by 12 foot. There is a door to the powder room, a door to the enclosed porch, a door to the old cellar, a door way to the living room, a door way to the dining room and an entrance into the kitchen. Yea – SIX (6) door ways!  What to do with it?

Well, it sits right beside the kitchen. Very handy.  Here is our inspiration for this space.  An open pantry area but on a smaller scale. Lots of built-in open shelving. We’ve started collecting glass containers for dried goods. I hope ours looks this amazing. 
source (Emerson Made pantry courtesy of Design Sponge)

And just to keep it real, when you’re remodeling a kitchen – be prepared for the rest of your house to look like this. It’s our dining room.  My goal is to organize this a little more today since we have to live with it for a few weeks. The chaos is driving me crazy!  It’ll all be SO worth it in the end, right? 🙂
So much for my pretty PB inspired Easter centerpiece…see it in there?


Do you have a DIY project to show off this week?  I’d LOVE to see it!  Or please visit the links to get inspired!

The DIY Show Off

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