We’ve spent the entire weekend installing the kitchen cabinets. It is one of the last big hurdles to moving day and since we are getting our stuff in EIGHT DAYS we need to get it finished.
Of course installing cabinets in an old house where nothing is level or square is challenging. We are currently on day two and a half and still working on it.
The fabricator is coming tomorrow or Tuesday to measure for our countertops so we had to get all the base cabinets installed this weekend.
I ended up granite shopping again all day Friday because our first fabricator was a flake. The next guy is so much better I’m actually glad the first guy didn’t work out.
As I mentioned ages ago I really liked the quartz countertops, but because I have a six by nine foot island and slabs of quartz don’t come in that size (at least not here) I ended up going with granite.
My first choice was River White, but all three slabs had a crack which wouldn’t work with the island so I went with my second choice which was Colorado White.
Here’s a kitchen preview. This is the view looking into the kitchen from the dining room.
This view is looking is from the brick wall at the kitchen.
I really like the way it is coming together.
Of course the weekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Home Depot. My girls LOVE going with me, as you can see from Cora’s face. She insisted that she carry the Goof Off through the store.
We also picked out a toilet for the half bath and a cactus. Because when your 18 year old gives up almost every Saturday to work on the house and take his little sisters to Home Depot the least you can do is buy him a Christmas Cactus.
We also had a little bit of excitement when the line for the ice maker was pulled through the already installed cabinets.
We ended up cutting a bigger hole and my ten year old was able to stick her long skinny arm in there and grab it. It was a tense couple of minutes because we thought we might have to undo all the work we had done installing the cabinets and making sure they were level, etc.
We also got the new faucets installed in my bathroom.
My bathroom is turning into a nightmare project, but I’ll update you once I have a happy ending. If there isn’t a happy ending just know that we have a few other bathrooms we can use until we can afford to fix it up right!
Remember the old faucets?
So much better, don’t you think!
Yesterday I cut all the trim for the areas of the house that have hardwood floors. I have a love/ hate relationship with trim. I actually like doing it, except when the walls are crooked or bowed or the floors are unlevel. Then I hate it.
I also dislike caulking, which is a part of the whole trim thing.
I LOVE using the saw. I wish I could saw everything. It is kind of like trimming shrubbery, addictive. 🙂
Now that we have floors the kids are begging to sleep here. They even went as far as to set up the air mattress to convince us it was a good idea!
We brought over a few of their toys so they could have something to do when we didn’t have a job for them. We will probably spend a night or two over here before we get our stuff but I’m not ready to sleep on the floor quite yet!
We have a huge week planned with finishing up ALL the projects. Thank goodness my mother-in-law is providing Thanksgiving dinner, because if not we’d be eating pizza!
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This is part of our ongoing renovation project for our new home in Florida. Our goal is to be done by Thanksgiving or else. Follow the daily accounts of our real life during this DIY renovation process here.