Most of you are familiar with my kitchen- my pretty pink and red painted cupboards and all the goodness that comes from my cooking experiments in this wee little space. And wee it is. My kitchen, as you will notice from the above photos was actually really the hallway that lead from my front door to the rest of my place. How I ever managed to have 7+ people cooking in here is a wonder beyond my ability.
With waiting lists on my Spring classes, I decided it was time to take the plunge and renovate. Oye ya yoy. Me and my big ideas.
The idea was to keep my classes affordable and just welcome more people through my door and into my kitchen. I went from having a sweet and simple little kitchen to, what I hope, will be my current idea of a dream cooking school kitchen, complete with two fully equipped cooking stations. Yes, that means two stoves. Two stoves!
I am also doing my best to adhere to my own personal enviro values. I am reusing most of what was already there, have sold what I can sell (including my awesome 1940's drafting table/kitchen table which found a happy new home), buying as used furniture to refinish, using non-toxic paints, hiring friends wherever I can and doing as much on my own (with the help of my momma) as possible.
Now, as much as I love cooking and creating, I am not so into construction. The contractor hat is fitting a little snug on my head and most of the time gives me a headache. I am a big fan of staying in my area of brilliance and construction is not it. Can you blame me though? I went from the above photos to the below in ten short hours.
Brian and Stephen, my new best friends, get to work taking down the cabinets.
The stairway up to my former meditation space is now down, cupboards and cabinets are gone and the shelves on the right are coming down.
And those would be all my belongings.
I will be sure to keep you posted on how things are going. Wish me well.