Saturday, January 3, 2009

It's done.

For Christmas this year, Trevor and I wanted to give my mom something we knew she would never give herself, which of course meant that anew pair of Birkenstocks was out of the running. After much contemplation, we decided we wanted to spruce up her kitchen, which has been stuck in the 1950s since she purchased the house almost seven years ago. Our dream became a real possibility when mom decided she was going to spend six days in Vegas with a longtime girlfriend of hers. So, after several trips to Home Depot we made a plan, and after we dropped mom off at the airport last Sunday, we began our grand Christmas surprise. Here are the before pictures...




After six days, four cans of paint, 17 new handles, a few rollers and paint brushes, a couple of sheets of MDF, one sheet of bead board, one sheet of laminate, unbelievable support and help from Tony, Melanie, Aidan and Nadia, and a partridge in a pear tree, here is the final product...



And the best part was when she walked into her new kitchen and switched on her light, I had to tell her to LOOK UP! She cried, I cried, we all cried. There is nothing like a good surprise pulled off! Merry Christmas, mom! We love you!

6 comments:

Melanie said...

You are the sweetest ever! Thanks for letting us crash with you!

babybuddhalover said...

Very Cool Mr. and Mrs. Smith! You guys are great!

Angela said...

What a gift- the effort, the planning, the energy- talk about knowing how to make someone feel so loved! It looks great and I can't wait to see it in person (love the blue). By the way, looks like it had been stuck in the 50's for way more than 7 years...want to come to my kitchen, next? :) )

Just one more reason you two are the perfect pair, Sara and Trevor!

Dianna said...

Amazing!

Mimi said...

You did a beautiful job! It really came together. Maybe this is the 10-2 job you have been waiting for? Wait, I think that took longer than 4 hours...

Rachael said...

That is so awesome! You are the best daughter in the world!