Honest Fare

Pretty Provisions and Notes from the Kitchen

My excuse: kitchen renovation. Building a new kitchen is hard work!

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My excuse: kitchen renovation., Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

Sorry for my disappearing. I miss this place. I miss cooking in general. BUT, I’m not complaining because my absence is all due to the exciting fact that we’re in the middle of a full-on kitchen renovation!

Long story short:
We bought a house!!! (She’s a Sears & Roebuck original craftsman house built in 1924.)

We did not care for the kitchen though…
before-kitchen-honestfare.com And figured we may as well address that before getting settled in. So we ripped it out. Immediately. Like the day after closing. And now we’re putting in a new one. But that takes time…more time than we’d imagined. It basically feels like we’re on a historical renovation reality TV show. Anyway, I HOPE to be back soon with the full report.The befores and afters. The hows and whys. Maybe the dos and don’ts.

But until then, we’re living off of chocolate, beer, and the prepared food section of the super market because this is all I’ve got to work with. Annnd this is what I look like on a regular basis. kitchen-renovation--gabi-honestfare


  1. Posted March 2, 2015 at 1:48 PM | Permalink

    I have the same excuse this week! We’re removing soffits, raising the ceiling, and replacing sheet rock this week and will be adding subway tile, installing new doors and open shelving in the next couple of weeks. And our homes look very similar, ours is a 1919 craftsman with the same front porch style. Can’t wait to compare the remodels, maybe if yours is done first can look to you for lighting inspiration as I am stuck on what kind of pendants to go for. I want to be careful they are not too industrial or farmhouse, since event though I gravitate to those looks I don’t think they’ll be best for the house. You can see mine at https://simplegoodnessblog.wordpress.com/, I’ll post an update soon!

  2. Posted March 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

    Every word you are saying is true for us, except sub “bathroom” for kitchen each time and replace inability to cook normally with “bathe”. Such are the challenges of first-timer renovations, or all renovations, perhaps. And if my read on this image is correct… one piece of unsolicited advice: squeeze that metal bit on your mask to conform to your nose, it’ll help keep all the black stuff out much better!