Monday, October 18, 2010

This is a story - a story about a little kitchen in an old house in the French countryside.

Sometimes it is a little scary, but don't worry- like all good stories (the ones I like, at any rate, everything turns out ok in the end....

Once upon a time, in a little old house, there lived an evil witch. Her house had a little kitchen. It was an ugly kitchen- as ugly as dirt. Really unattractive dirt. Actually, now that I think about it, dirt was probably more lovely than this kitchen.

One day, a king and queen came riding buy and decided to purchase the little house. The witch was selling out, as she was getting on in years in need of cash to buy a small appartment with easy access to shopping and doctors' offices.

The king and queen fixed up the crappy kitchen as best they could. The queen took care of their baby princess, while the king tiled the countertops and tried to cover up the cracked walls.

It was a nice kitchen and they very nearly lived happily ever after....


But time passed and after a few years, the king and queen (and the many tiny princesses and the handsome prince) were sent into exile in a distant land. When they returned, they found that the little house was again....kind of ugly. Fifteen years had gone by and the little kitchen seriously needed an update.

First, everything had to come down.
And I do mean down.


The plaster crumbled, mildew blossomed and new frontiers in incompetant plumbing were revealed.....

It was very scary.
The king asked if maybe he could go fight dragons instead. But he was basically very brave. So, he called up a young knight (that would be our pal Cristian ) to assist him with the huge task that lay ahead.

First of all the walls and ceiling had to be torn down and covered with all new plasterboard. This was kind of difficult, but the king and the knight did a good job. They even got some help from the handsome prince...


To be continued......

7 comments:

oreneta said...

Oh, Beth, when were you doing this? How did you cook and eat?????

Beth said...

We did it over the course of a week in mid-September. I managed to feed seven people dinner every day...mostly. We had to have sandwiches one night. And the worst night, we had to go out for pizza.

Mostly, I just swept up the worst of the rubble and got to work!
LOL!

Joy said...

What an ambitious job, Beth - I can't wait to see more pictures! (Yes, I am that much of a home reno geek!)

I am also relieved to know that we are not the only family to tear a kitchen completely apart, and use it to feed the family and extra people at the same time as the demolition and reconstruction!! ;)

Heidi said...

Ah, yes. My parents' kitchen remodel (well, whole house gutting and remodel) lasted several years, my dad being the sole contractor.

Yay. Our kitchen was the garage!

Looking forward to the after-pics!

Tya said...

lol! love the post mom!! :)

Joy said...

I just have to ask... Wicked Witch? ;)

ashleyenfrance said...

Oh wow! What a project! We are considering a rather large remodel add-on. Not quite sure how I feel about it yet!