|View from the living room doorway|
|View from adjacent dining room doorway|
See that nasty brown caulk there? Well, what you are looking at is the spot where the back of the sink meets the back of the laminate countertop up against the wall. Because the cabinets are so short, the previous owner cut into the back of the countertop to allow for the sink to fit. Sounds kinda confusing, I know. But it's an eyesore nonetheless. Not to mention the ugly dated faux butcher block laminate countertop.
But wait....There's MORE!!
Someone - and I wish I could meet the person who thought this was a good idea - decided to put faux brick as a "backsplash". Luckily, when Dan moved in, I chose to paint the kitchen red and it hid them somewhat (at least I tell myself that - don't ruin it for me!).
So first step was to get that crud outta there! And to our surprise, the counter wasn't even screwed in, just glued. A few taps underneath with the hammer and off it came.
Yea, and then we found this....
Being homemade, of course the cabinets weren't level. So using my awesome Craftsman Multitool, we shaved down some areas and added shims to level that sucker up.
After all of that - and the fact that the new sink was sitting at my parent's house - we were at a standstill for cutting the countertop. I pouted for a little bit (I had a strict schedule I was trying to keep) and then we went out to eat. I think there will be alot of that in the upcoming week.
Here is a sneak peak at what is coming up:
Stay tuned as we plow ahead into this remodel and - hopefully - come out unharmed!!