The First Look at my Kitchen!

Cabinets? Check!
Sink? Check!
Dishwasher? Check!
Range hood? Check!

It’s been a long time coming so I assume you’re ready for your first look at my new kitchen.  I’d normally leave a big reveal post like this for a Monday but there was no way I could wait.






It looks a little different than I envisioned.



  1. West Coast Nan says:

    Oh wow, so many, many boxes for you to open, like Christmas all over!

  2. Linda Robbins says:

    Looks stunning, but I’m a little concerned about workable counter space.

  3. Keelea L says:

    Damn, dude.

  4. Amy Owens says:

    That was CHEAP!!! I feel so violated! (Can’t wait til Monday!) 🙂

  5. Therese Bourne says:

    You are cruel!

  6. Becky says:

    I’;m really surprised you went with that color…what were you thinking??

  7. Janet says:

    Cardboard is exciting,
    when you know there’s cool stuff inside just waiting to break out.

  8. Marti says:

    Hilarious! Have a great weekend, Karen!

  9. Kelli says:

    *facepalm* ha ha

  10. carey says:

    Funny girl. See you Monday.

  11. Lesley Williamson says:


  12. Kat says:

    I like what you did with your work triangle….

  13. Libby says:

    You lead me right down the garden path :). Well done.

  14. Ramona says:

    Wow, Karen! I’m feelin’ ya. I’m smack in the middle of a kitchen remodel, too! The wait is excruciating! I’m a former kitchen designer, now stay at home mommy. I know waaaaaaaaay too much, and I was an awful, just awful client for my kitchen designer. Good thing she is my best friend and loves me!! I’m happy to send you pictures if you’re interested. That was an awful trick you played there. I was drooling, just DROOLING when you said “first look at my kitchen”. Technically, you didn’t mislead me, I just read what I wanted to hear! Ha ha! I have been living vicariously through you, and NEEDED to see some sort of completion. ARRRGGGHHHH! So much for that. So, I’m not expecting any big reveal Monday… I know how these things work in the kitchen world. Oh, wait. I’m kinda getting to know how you work now, too. (New fan!) So, I’m going to cross my fingers and count down the hours to Monday in hopes of a real reveal. Yea, no pressure or anything. Hee!

  15. Janelle says:

    So avent-garde!

  16. Mary Edmondson says:

    You are a kick in the butt and you make me laugh – constantly.

  17. Agnes says:

    One of those arrows isn’t pointing the right way…

  18. TucsonPatty says:

    I was so excited to see everything! You stinker. : )

  19. Christina says:

    Nooooooooooooooo!!! I’ve been waiting for this post!! Meanie :p

  20. Jeanette says:

    I hope you’re donating those boxes to your local kitten rescue ~ cats LOVE boxes. Way more than I do, especially when I thought I was going to see a kitchen …

  21. Pam W says:

    Dang! You’re a little stinker! Funny as all heck, but still a stinker.

  22. Deborah Rokos says:

    It looks just like my kitchen did last summer!! Only it was in the garage for 3 months, waiting for our contractor/friend to recover from falling off a garage….

  23. Fifi says:

    Oh Man !!!!!…you suckered me in from your Facebook post……dang!!! I thought it was a bit too fast to see the completed reno…as you just posted your brick wall pics!!! Ya got Me good LMAO!! BTW…Please Say Hi to Lisa from me….she’ll remember me from Bay City Paint 1997-2002…Sandra is my real name! Love that sweet woman ! xooxoxo

  24. Susan Preston says:

    I couldn’t stand all the upheaval! I would have to stay on the couch in front of the fire and read a good book! Hope you have a good exacto knife for all those boxes. By the way I first saw that chair and thought oh look she doing her bathroom too!! Have fun…I’m sure you are!

  25. Call Me Patty says:

    LOL. HAHA. Yeah. I know all about that all too well. Glad to see you’ve still maintained your sense of humour in the midst of all this.

  26. shuckclod says:

    Silly Karen, those are cat houses… Hope you get help with the cabinets. Did they come assembled already? Can’t wait to see it all finished.

  27. Auntiepatch says:

    Oh, my gosh…… are so funny! You really had me!

  28. Christal says:

    Now that’s just mean! I thought I was going to be lulled off to sleep with dream kitchen fantasies swirking through my head. Now all I have is kittens playing in cardboard boxes (thanks, jeanette). Ok, so thats not awful, but still…

  29. Julia says:

    I knew it I knew it I knew it… Aaaaargh. You big tease.

  30. Grammy says:

    Liar. That’s your dining room.

  31. Arrgh! I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Enjoy your weekend Karen, and get those cabinets fitted and photos taken, ok?

  32. gabrielle says:


    Cardboard is the new burlap?

  33. Tara says:

    I see what you did there…

    Don’t get a cardboard cut opening all that goodness!

  34. Jean says:

    We’ve been punk’d!

  35. Kim says:

    Haha! Lovin’ all the responses just as much as the joke! Bet you are too! 🙂

  36. Laura Bee says:

    I could not click the link from my email fast enough. I scrolled down – I scrolled up again – then down, thinking my computer was feezing up & ate all the other pictures. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle the mouse wheel. Where are my beautiful pictures!!!

    I am assigning you homework for the weekend: build a fort.
    Have fun!

  37. Deb says:

    Hahahaha. I’m such a sucker.

  38. Ruth says:

    LOL! I had honestly wondered how everything got installed so rapidly… and then I saw the photo… DWL!

  39. Ev says:

    Early April Fool! Waiting with bated breath, don’t know if I can hold it that long!

  40. Kyle says:

    Guess you didn’t opt for the “open” plan.

  41. Maryanne says:

    bet your cat had a good time with all those boxes!

  42. Tigersmom says:

    Poor Margaret, forced to look out on a sea of cardboard boxes instead of at least getting a peek at what is in them.

    I know just how she feels.

  43. Su says:

    not sure how long cardboard will hold up under normal kitchen use…. 🙂

  44. Mary R says:

    Wait for it………arghhhhhhhhh! You got me! Love it!

  45. Melinda says:

    Karen, You always make me laugh! Love your humor and good luck!

  46. Gina says:

    Dude, that was mean. I’ve got a fresh cup of coffee, I’m snuggled on the couch with my son and I was so excited for a little kitchen porn!! I’ve got a crappy kitchen that we can’t afford to renovate right now and I can’t wait to see what yours is gonna look like! Good luck with the next phase!

  47. Mary R says:

    Wait for it….ha you got me!

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