We’ve just hit the magical moment that happens in every remodel where you go from “I will never do this again” to “IT IS SO AMAZING I CAN’T BELIEVE WE DIDN’T DO THIS YEARS AGO!” And it’s all because we hung one, single, solitary, lonely, yet simultaneously awesome cabinet.
That photo was ridiculous. Moving on. To hang that cabinet, we first had to have a floor. Did it. So let’s talk about the two big things (floors and one cabinet) that we are calling kitchen progress. Plus one bonus item to cheer about: gas – and I mean that in the best way possible.
Let’s break it down now. First, we finally finished installing the floors in the kitchen and the breakfast nook.
Hellooo gorgeous. We had gotten pretty close to finishing the kitchen floors last week but shortly before midnight on a weeknight, we just couldn’t torture our neighbors with the table saw to get it done. Then after finishing the kitchen floors, we started on the cabinets. Cue the angels singing. I mean, cue me wielding my power drill. I super duper love these suckers.
They are simple, classic, bright, happy, and cheerful. Did I say bright and happy yet? Installing that first cabinet was no quick feat. Especially not while I tried to adjust the cabinet doors.
That pink tank with black bra strap action has been my summer uniform. It is so high fashion, feel free to be jealous.
Now that I can see the cabinets in the space, I feel like they were always meant to be there. I love all sorts of different kitchen cabinet styles (northwest, super dark, rustic, tuxedo, or bright and crazy) but I just feel like these white shaker cabs are the right ones for this kitchen. The cabinets have been pretty easy to build but I still have a few more to go until they are done and we can get them all in. For now, we’ve hung our first upper cabinet and have set out a few others to work on leveling/securing so we can get in our sink and dishwasher soon. In the meantime, M is all over doing dishes in the bathtub (he so knows how to romance me).
We also spent a chunk of the weekend hooking up our stove. M did that and you can check out his legs here.
Be jealous ladies. He does dishes in the tub and also poses behind our stove. End result: we have gas. In a good way.
I’d like to say we are totally going to have all the cabinets in by next week, but that just isn’t happening with end of summer craziness, M traveling for work, and me going to trial in less than two weeks (day jobs seriously interfere with our fun house progress). But we are excited to get a glimpse of where this kitchen is headed. And we like it.
Anyone else turn the corner on a big project? Or throw up one cabinet and feel like your accomplishment is totally on par with climbing Mount Everest?
Random side note : I can’t decide which is more lame: me watching Bachelor in Paradise or the creator of Bachelor in Paradise.
Probably for sure me.