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DIY Kitchen Renovation Series {ripping out the old cabinets}

Are you ready for another kitchen renovation post? A few days ago, I shared our new Diamond Line cabinets from MasterBrand being delivered and my grumpy gramp watching them get stacked inside the garage where his car is usually parked (check out that post, you will see what I mean). You can see that post here.  Today, it’s “rip out the cabinets” day and I will admit, once we started ripping them out, I got a little nervous.

Like, omg what did I get myself (us) into…..

Kitchen Renovation {ripping out the old cabinets}

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

As you know, we do most of our home renovations ourselves but sometimes, you need to call in some additional help. Especially when you need muscles.  

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

We are attempting to save the 60 year old metal hood as it’s industrial looking and it’s the one thing in this old kitchen that we like.

Do you know how much industrial hoods cost these days?

Holy smokes, I was shocked when I started pricing them out.  I’ll rehab and spray paint this one thank you very much.  A small little issue occurred once we ripped off the old crown molding. The old hood vent ran on top of the old 60+ year old cabinets and our new cabinets are taller so not sure what we will do about. Once you start ripping out old cabinets and walls, you never know what you might find behind them.

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

A few years ago, prior to blogging, we had these same cabinets painted white. it was so strange to see the dark stain again.

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

Bye Bye you disfunctional lazy susan.

I will not miss you.

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

 

Cutting around the existing water pipes posed a challenge but Fitzy’s tips and tricks saved the day. I told Fitzy I was going to do a blog post called, “Fitzy’s tips and tricks” and his response was, “what’s a blog post?”

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

 

We got most of it cleaned out in a couple days. One thing you need for sure when demolishing a kitchen, a very large dumpster. Plan on having it parked in your driveway for weeks. I was shocked at the amount of “stuff” that was taken out of this kitchen.

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

 

So what do you think?

DIY Kitchen Renovation {ripping out old cabinets}. Bye Bye 1960's kitchen

UPDATE: You can see more of this space here:

Kitchen Series Posts:

Kitchen Before

Delivery of Cabinets

Ripping out old Cabinets

How to choose kitchen cabinets

Installing the hood vent

Installing the new cabinets

Kitchen Reveal {before & after}

Kitchen Barn Doors

Christmas Kitchen 2015

Kitchen Mudroom wall

Stay tuned, the renovation continues. For more kitchen renovation news, be sure to check out our kitchen before and the cabinets being delivered. You might even find a few pictures of my grumpy gramps and the delivery crew.

Disclosure: Our DIY kitchen renovation series is sponsored by MasterBrand Cabinets. I did receive complimentary product however, all opinions and words are 100% my own. 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Looks like a lot of work! Good that you know someone that can help. I’m enjoying your posts.

  2. Oh my , I think that is so much work ! Can’t wait to see the end result