Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My Big Fat Remodel - Woe is Me

Well, I wanted to let you all know that I will be a little light on the posting for a week or so. My remodel needs my full attention at the moment. I have had a fiasco hit me full in the face. My counter tops need to be yanked and redone. My painters are trying to prep the mill work, which is in partial disarray because of the counter top situation. And my cabinet installer is trying to do his next phase of work. I am faced with the horrible task of relieving my current counter top fabricator of his duties and finding a new one, shopping for new slabs and starting over. Needless to say this will put the job behind schedule by weeks. I am sick at heart because the fabricator is such an honorable and nice person, but the work is just not what I can live with.

So, I hope you can be patient with me. I will be back as soon as I can!

18 comments:

robyn said...

Best of luck with Katie. :)

girl meets glamour said...

Take care Katie! I wish you the best of luck with this situation. Keep us posted!

~Kate

Mélanie said...

Good luck and be back soon with your after pictures
Mélanie

kcdesign said...

Oh, Katie - I'm heart broken for you. It was absolutley the best thing to do - you would have regretted it forever if you had tried to live with the counter tops. Deep breath. We'll be here when you get back. Take care.

Bhavna said...

Oh..i have been in a similar situation - great guy but he was so 'not that good' that he literally couldn't hammer in a nail straight!

You take care Katie. Deep breaths at peak crisis moments help! :-)
I am sure the end result would be beautiful!

Splaneyo said...

So sorry - I know you have been so anxious to get it done. Best of luck.

Heather

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Drag! Keep the faith and the perspective - agreeably, this is a royal pain but remember - no one died.

The Peak of Chic said...

Katie- Good luck with it all. I know that when all is said and done it will look wonderful :)

kim. said...

How awful! Hope you can find a new guy that has some skills. Isn't renovating fun?!?! ;) Hope it all works out in the end.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Hang in there--can't wait to see the finished product.

-Suzie- said...

Dear Katie,

take care, take your time out and good luck! I probably will face similar experiences soon...

PS: I am linking to you from my other blog too.

Until soon

annechovie said...

So sorry to hear of your debacle! I know that is very wearying....I hope the next phase goes more smoothly for you!

katiedid said...

Thank you all so much for all of your encouragement. It really means alot! It's funny, but many of my local face to face friends know less about what is really going on with this remodel than all of you do! Maybe because I know all of you design lovers out there would care more and understand why I care.:) Thanks for the support!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Remodelling is not an exact science. It takes lots of patience and when things go wrong, as then inevitably do, the solution is usually always better than the first choice. That's been my experience.

Lisa said...

Awww Katie! Sorry to hear that! They say be ready for some sort of delay with remodeling...

Good luck! I'm behind just thinking about getting kids back in school! I can't imagine what you must be going threw! Good luck!

Lisa

franki durbin said...

oh Katie! Sadly, it happens to the best of us. Take your time, and know that we'll be here when you return. Put on your game face and take care of business!

katiedid said...

patricia,lisa and franki- Thanks so much for the support. It means alot and I will be back on track soon!

Another Shade of Grey said...

Oh, bless your heart. This is exactly why I have never been brave enough to take on such a challenge. :)