Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Cabinets! Woo! Woo!

That's right, the first kitchen cabinets were put into place yesterday. It's so exciting I could just hyperventilate! I remember back when we picked them out, and even when they were delivered, cabinetry didn't seem nearly as real or exciting as it does now that they are going in. This is SO MUCH FUN! It might be my favorite thing so far. Wheeeeeee!

Most of the cabinets are still in their boxes or just sort of stacked around the kitchen and living room, and the drawers and doors and stuff are all in the pantry, but a couple of them are actually in their spots. Cary and I had fun checking them all out last night, as you can see:
This is the full-height "pantry" cabinet. Isn't the wood on the door beautiful? To the left as you look at the picture is the counter/bar that opens out into the living room.
I'm not sure which of us is to blame, but our photo albums are FULL of pictures taken by Cary of me crawling into some little nook and then grinning like a maniac at the camera.
All of the cabinets have these stickers on them. Rick H, Jason, and Diane - thanks! We haven't opened all the boxes yet, but what I've seen so far looks great.
Here's one of the cabinets for the kitchen island, with the "distressed" black finish. It's still got it's protective straps and corner thingies on, but you get the idea.

I'm sure that when I get out there tonight more of the kitchen will have taken shape... And you can count on finding more pictures and excited blathering about them here tomorrow!


donutboy said...

Cabinet day....when I felt that my kitchen made that turn down the home stretch.

knitbot said...

Without a doubt this is the most interesting part of the process to me, seeing as I deal with cabinets and finishing products all day. I look forward to more pictures today. I miss you guys.

addie said...

Yeah, not only can I see the finish line now, but also it sort of makes it a little more of a home (as opposed to a house).