Close your eyes. You are 6 years old. It’s Christmas Eve. You KNOW Santa is coming, and in the morning, you get to come down the stairs in your footie pink bunny jammies and open your Red Rider BB-Gun. Are you going to be able to sleep? Heavens NO.
Now open your eyes.
This is my Christmas Eve.
After a year and half of planning and saving and deliberating, it is finally falling into place.
We opted to pay the IKEA subcontractors to install the cabinets. However, we did everything else. Every ounce of demo, drywall, mud/tape, measuring & design. No one from IKEA double checked our measurements or work. Every panel, piece of trim, molding, and cabinet was chosen and planned by us. They just showed up to put it together. Like 3 little Fix-It-Felix’s ready to go.
And they were fast, like bad Mexican food in my tummy. (Much less messy though. And FAR more pleasant.) This is where they were after about 2 hours.
The brothers had the hardest job of all: staying out of the way. Benadryl is our bff.
At the end of day one, most of the cabinets were built, and they were ready to be attached the next day. You better believe that I awkwardly touched every single one of those cabinets.
I have to say, seeing a pantry and closet come together was the second happiest day of my life… second to our wedding. I’m only slightly pathetic right? If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I literally shed tears when I saw them put together the pantry. One can only live without food storage for so long. Haha. It’s like starving your soul.
At the end of day one, they had some of the doors on this section. Oh good golly!
Day One was really exciting, but Day Two is where it got juicy. Broken pipes, ER visits, finished cabinets, tigers and bears, oh my…?
I decided Day Two really needed a post of its own. Hopefully Day One Post doesn’t get all kinds of prodigal-son-jealous. In the mean time, jump over to the IBK Facebook page to weigh in on paint color. You all are VERY opinionated on your shades of gray. I’m loving it!