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We left off last week with a missing cabinet and a brick wall that quite frankly, is sort of being a punk. This week some of that has changed. The brick wall is still a bit ornery, but the corner cabinet arrived! So we both took off work to get started, and the day went a little something like this (in an effort to maintain a sense of calm, all details will be told in third person):
9:00am: Happy couple dances into the kitchen, shims in hand, and opens the box to their beloved corner cabinet.
9:05am: After merrily removing the cabinet from the box, happy couple discovers said cabinet is broken in several places, as if it was put together with cardboard and school glue.
9:06 - 9:30am: Both fume, huff, puff, and wait on hold with Home Depot whilst imagining walking into the kitchen department with baseball bats and going medieval on everyone.
12:00pm: Couple arrives at Home Depot (sans bats) and meets their kitchen rep at his desk the moment he starts his shift. Kind but firm words are exchanged.
Needless to say, that day was an ultimate low point in the renovation process. Thankfully, family came to the rescue the next day and helped us get the first few cabinets in. We still have a long way to go, but at least now we know what we’re doing.
In other news, David taped and mudded the walls, our bathroom vents were installed, we picked up our flooring, wall trim and baseboards, and our electricians came and installed most of the switch plates!!! We’re hoping to finish installing the kitchen cabinets next week... to be continued.
Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week for installment #16 of Danielle and Austin's kitchen & garage remodel.
(Images and diary text: Danielle and Austin)