I am back from vacation and the actual kitchen installation has begun!
Bad timing. I should not be trusted with power tools at this particular moment. It appears sometime between Thailand and Canada someone hit me with an elephant tranquilizer.
The time difference between Thailand and Southern Ontario is 12 hours. The resulting jet lag has created a sleep walking accident waiting to happen. Since returning I’ve been told it takes a day per every hour of time difference to adjust back to normal. Symptoms of jet lag include depression, mental confusion, loss of appetite, tiredness at odd times and disturbed sleep.
I don’t think this is true and in fact am working out a fairly in depth algorithm proving it. I do this every evening between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. when I’m my most alert and awake.
What you’re seeing there behind me is the frame of my large Martha Stewart pantry. No doors and definitely no hardware yet but it’s still the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I’ve chosen the Martha Stewart Oxhill cabinets in “Picket Fence”. Otherwise known as white. The Oxhill cabinets are a classic shaker style cabinet. Which goes perfectly with the classic black and white diamond floor I laid. Don’t get the wrong idea, the kitchen isn’t going to have a totally classic feel, there will be a lot of Scandinavian and rustic touches. One day. In the future. I’m not sure when.
I’m just glad things are finally moving forward with the help of Grant.
Grant is my neighbour who also happens to be an Ikea kitchen installer.
So if you’re in Southern Ontario and you need an Ikea kitchen installed, Grant’s your guy.
Figuring installing an Ikea kitchen and a Home Depot Martha Stewart kitchen are pretty similar I gave him a call and hired him for the job.
That’s the number one rule in being a successful DIYer. Knowing your limitations. I’m willing to do and try pretty much everything, but I knew this job was tooo big for me. Walls needed to be replaced, things needed to actually be level, cuts had to be precise … best to leave that to the professionals.
Plus there’s the whole issue with the elephant tranquilizer. I’ve never fallen asleep while using a Skillsaw, but I suspect the results would be ugly.
Throughout the next couple of weeks I’ll be keeping you up to date on the successes, failures and things the decorating shows don’t tell you about when it comes to installing a kitchen.
Now onto the real purpose of this post … the giveaway!
In honour of the pink tool belt sister who has helped immensely with this kitchen renovation, the start of the kitchen installation and the fact that you patiently waited for me to be finished with my vacation, I’m giving away a pink suede tool belt! The exact one you see on me in these pictures.
If you’d like to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you’d use it for!
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Now you get commenting! And I’ll get cabineting.
This contest is now closed.