Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Big Kitchen Reveal!

So it is finally that time.
We have excavated the kitchen out from under layers of dust and debris and it is now fit for
human viewing.

But first, please take a little journey back to this spring when it looked like this:

It wasn't hideous...

Actually, no comment.
I cannot tell blog lies so I will say nothing at all.

But it just didn't give any evidence that we lived here. We hadn't made our mark yet.

And now, all these months later, I think this feels a lot more like our home:

And just for old time's sake, let's take a peek at the journey getting here. (unfortunately no one snapped a picture of me going vampire-bat crazy, but you can imagine.)
And for all that work, and all those hard decisions, and all that $$$, really, it's still a kitchen.
I love it. I think it's beautiful. I think it feels personal.
But still mostly just a kitchen.
It didn't change my life- just the color of a room.
It didn't make me a better person- it just made me a person who knows how to remodel a kitchen.
It didn't make me a happier person.
Okay, well, maybe just a smidge happier.
Because pretty things make me happier.
But just a smidge.
But in the end, our stuff just isn't important.
It might be pretty.
But it will never be important.
And that's the way it should be.