Kitchen Remodel does not lend itself to perfume

kitchen demolitionWeird, huh?  With all the sawdust and power tool sounds, trying to concentrate on sniffing anything is just right out. Everything is covered in a layer of dust.

I did my master bath a year ago, and it was upstairs and kinda out of the mainstream and much more closed off. This is opening up my kitchen, taking out most of a wall, complete demo, moving part of another wall.  Well, there is zero containment on this.

The opening in the front part of the picture is where they opened up the wall between the living room and the kitchen.  This is a 1930s house, and there are a lot of weird things you find when you start pulling it apart.  People keep yelling at me about this, but I am closing off those two windows in the nook. I NEED the space. It is a small kitchen, and taking out this wall takes out a ton of storage. I still have a backdoor and a window above the sink, and I get plenty of light in the room.  Next week, pictures that will hopefully be very different. If not

First day I tried vacuuming up the dust, mopped the floor.  Did almost no good.  So, um, done with that until it’s over. I did order a bunch of dusting stuff and a new cora the frenchie anya the frenchievacuüm because mine is not up to this task at all, it’s served me well for the last 7-8 years, but time to go!  And here is a cute picture of the puppies in their Eiffel Tower and Perfume Bottle pink dresses to make up for the lack of a perfume post.

With any luck, we will be done or done enough by the first of next week that I can smell anything but sawdust and we can talk about something fun.

Winners of the Amouage Blossom Love samples   – Tandaina, taxi, Richard Goller and Cynthia Lesiuk. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.

I was going to talk about Pierre Guillaume Huitieme Art Aqaysos today – Lime, coriander, blackcurrant, sansho berry, woods, musks, cocoa bean.  Since I didn’t talk about it because  – sawdust! – I’ll give away three samples. Comment to be entered to win a sample.  My brief sniff of it before I gave up, I really like it.

  • Diana says:

    I had a dark kitchen in my last house in IL. It only had 1 window and was soooo dreary in winter. Having a light tube put in helped immensely. If closing off those two windows leaves you with too little natural light, you could look into a Solartube. They aren’t as big or prone to leaking/heat loss as skylights but they add quite a bit of natural light to a room. Good luck with the renovations. Mine (master and guest bath) started today. Its gonna be a busy 6-8 weeks!

  • katrin says:

    Renovation can be so stressful! Especially when you are advised against doing something that you hope would be a huge improvement. Good luck with it! Thanks for the draw!

  • pats133 says:

    Your stories of house renovation make me anxious – i have stuff of my own pending and will have to move out for a few months. *and breathe* – dont want to think about it. Well done on how you are coping with everything – expect dust for months! 🙁 Loving the puppies though! 🙂

  • rosarita313 says:

    Oh Ms A, my heart is with you on the remodeling. Nothing I can add but a virtual hug and reminder that it will be awesome when it’s all done 🙂

  • Rosemary says:

    Good luck with demo/remo! We did our kitchen last year and though it was an inconvenience, I love it so much! Thanks for the pup pics, their cuteness is over the top, and thanks for the giveaway.

  • Spring-pansy says:

    Oh, gosh. Been there. Funny how similar your empty kitchen looks to how mine looked last spring. But there is light at the end of the tunnel – I absolutely love my new kitchen now. And love your pic of the pups, too.

    I’m a huge fan of Pierre Guillaume and would love to try the new Aqaysos. Please enter me in the draw.

  • Doreen says:

    Keep dreaming of the future sniffs! Curries and roasted veggies… Coffee and scones…

  • tiffanie says:

    The pups are adorable.

    When it comes to remodeling, the only way out is through. It will be completely worth it in the end.

  • RoseMacaroon says:

    Sounds like an interesting frag, for sure – thank you for the draw, as always! Those puppies are *Precious!!!!*

  • Rosanna Ellis says:

    The beautiful puppies are all we need for a post . I would love to try Aquaysos, lime and coriander are 2 of my favorites.

  • HeidiC says:

    Puppies!!! I hope you all weather the remodel with your sanities intact. Thanks for the draw!

  • Maureen says:

    I’m sure the kitchen will be beautiful when it is completed. i would love to do mine, just not in the budget this year. Lime and black currant sounds good, what is sansho berry? Thanks for the drawing.

  • puppers123 says:

    You will love the results, and the dust will be a distant memory…..hopefully soon :-). Thanks for the giveaway

  • Ellen M says:

    Remodeling is so difficult. Just try to get through it. Thanks for the chance.

  • Clarochka says:

    Remodeling can be messy. Hopefully the end result all worth it!!

  • Jeanne says:

    It will be beautiful. Keep the faith!

  • tandaina says:

    We just finished a total kitchen remodel. Took us something like 3 months. You’re right, the dust is horrific. Until they close everything back up there’s no winning against it either. So worth it once it’s done, but oy I feel for you now!

    And yay! Thank you for the sample, I’m excited to try it. 🙂

  • ScentSpirit says:

    I would love to have the chance to sniff this – lime and black currant? Yes!

  • Nelle says:

    Sorry about the sawdust messing with your since of smell, but a least you will get a remodeled bathroom out of it!