My base cabinets are IN! They're installed! They make me sooooooooo happy!
It was a bit like taking a jigsaw puzzle and cutting the pieces to make them fit together...but it all worked out beautifully. And since they were free...who can argue?
My brother came over today to help out and he and the Hubs were done with the planning, cutting, piecing, and installing by 8:45. So from 3:30ish to 8:45. Yup...they're super-hero's. When you see pictures...you might think that was an eternity for just 4 cabinets...but when the Hubs tells what went into it...you'll completely understand. Honestly...we're shocked it went so fast.
So. What is left in regards to cabinets are the wall cabinets. As a refresher...this is what we're planning on doing...
I love when I find kitchens that have so many of the same elements that I have planned for mine.
The ceiling in that kitchen is the same as mine, the white back-splash, the crown molding is lovely...It's almost exactly what I have already picked out. But the thing that I would like to point out the most is the raised wall cabinets and the shelving underneath. We are doing the exact same thing. I have always hated how much space is wasted between cabinets and the ceiling so we're maximizing that space and doing the same thing.
It's really one of those ideas that makes you hit your forehead and think "Duh!" At least...that's what I did.
So our cabinets are going to be painted a nice, crisp white (base and wall). The bead-board is going to measure 2 feet from the ceiling. The 2 feet expanse of wall is painted a beautiful cool gray. There's going to be a lot of open shelving and additional storage solutions. Here's another inspiration picture of storage...
Love the stainless bar...that'll probably go on the wall with the appliances.
I just love how I'm finally seeing the kitchen actually come together and it's better then I pictured. There was a time when we were tearing everything apart where I thought..."We are crazy. This is a mess and it will never be put back together. What were we thinking?!?!?!?" But it's all coming together and I just smile every time I walk in there.
Oh...and just so you all know. Due to a very positive feedback from the Hub's last post I am pleased to announce that he is now addicted to blogging and will be blogging again tomorrow. :) See? Comments really do help. So thanks to everyone that commented...he's hooked. Hee, hee!