Installing the cabinets was different. Now I'm starting to see how the room is going to look and function. Initially I purchased these unfinished cabinets from Home Depot that I was going to paint white. Buying them unfinished saved some money as long as I was willing to put in some time and effort.
However, I didn't plan on getting sick for almost 2 months either. By the time I had recovered enough to work on them, the renovation was already so far behind and summer had arrived with it's heat and high humidity (plus it's been raining pretty much every day for a month!) Conditions just weren't favorable for painting outside anymore. So to recoup some of the lost time, I returned those cabinets and purchased finished ones.
Originally I was only going to put cabinets on the left side of the window and bookcases on the right, but after more thought, you can see I decided on yet more cabinets.
And the scope of this project keeps changing, because just yesterday I decided that a window seat would be perfect there as well. (Actually my husband suggested it a while ago. It just took me some time to see how right he is!) There's a great tutorial over at the DIY Network on how to build a window seat using wall cabinets, so I guess we're going to have to purchase yet another cabinet!
I've already ordered the counter tops, but thy won't be in for another couple of weeks. I also installed pull out drawers in some of the cabinets to make them more functional. I have these in all my kitchen cabinets and just love them!
The rest of the cabinets just have shelves...
My mind is already busy trying to figure out how I'm going to organize everything! And as you can glimpse above, we've already got the floor installed, but I'll share more about that next time. I think this weekend we're going to work on replacing the steps and on the new window seat. We also need to pick up the baseboard molding. And I'm finalizing plans for my sewing and cutting tables. Busy, busy busy!
Don't sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
Psalm 4:4-5 (NLT)