Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cabinets are tricky

We spent this past weekend with my parents in Tucson. We left after work on Friday, dropped off the dogs, and then got dropped off by my mommy (like a kid at school) at the bar to meet up with some of my business frat bros. We - make that I - had decided it would be better to get dropped off and then cab it home because Homecoming weekend in Tucson is a nightmare parking-wise. Not to mention, we could have our fun and not worry about our dreams and jobs being stolen away from us by a DUI. As it turns out, we each had one drink and then were treated to a hella expensive cab ride home. Ah well.

I don't know if you noticed in the pictures from my parents' anniversary party, but the kitchen used to look like a Mexican fiesta threw up all over it. The original oven was this turquoise color and my mom and cousin matched the color and then added pink, orange, and yellow for walls and trim. On Labor Day of this year, my parentals got to work remodeling. They took out the cabinets, bought stainless steel appliances, and created a half wall that will serve as a breakfast bar. Pretty cool stuff. So on Saturday, my dad and Dan had the wonderful task of installing the new cabinets (excellent Craig's List find!). Things went well for a while... then not so well. I think they made 5 trips to Home Depot and it took about 14 hours to hang 6 cabinets. Cabinets are tricky. My mom and I - and a friend from across the street - found it all very amusing. In the end, the kitchen got put together and is now just awaiting its brand new granite counter tops. I can't wait to see how it comes together! The best part is, the walls are now elephant grey, a huge improvement over the vertigo-inducing colors of yesteryear.

Here's a crappy cell phone pic of the kitchen pre-granite. My parents actually ended up moving the appliances (after we placed them in their spot Sunday morning) and cabinets (I know, after all that work!) to the wall opposite the sink, but you get the idea.

Now I'm in my last 4 hours before our vacation begins and I almost can't handle the anticipation. I can't believe I'm going to be off work for SIX WHOLE DAYS!! Oh, and meet Salt. Yep, I get to meet Salt. Wicked awesome, right? And something about my brother-in-law and his fiancee. I think they might live there, too :)


Karen said...

We only moved the two cabinets over the Refrigerator and stove to the wall on the left and then moved the stove and refrig as well. It only took 1 hour to move cuz your dad had all that practice with Dan!It was a great weekend.

Amanda said...

You can get cabinets on Craigslist??? that's awesome! Our kitchen cabinets are original to the house, which is only about 15/16 years old, but they look dated. Our project (WAY down the road, but still) is to replace them eventually. hey, we'll invite you guys to our house so you can help ;)