Well, we've had some fun around here in the last few days.
Friday morning the cabinets were delivered. I should have taken a picture because it was a really impressive stack of boxes in the garage. See that word "was" in that last sentence. Yeah, the stack of boxes is gone. I know what you're thinking, "boy that was fast!" and it totally was because Saturday morning Jason's brother, Kevin came!
Cabinet weekend was 2 long days of cabinet hanging excitement here. Kevin, who is a carpenter and has done this stuff before many times, was able to lend his expertise. We'd have been up a creek without his help.
At the end of the first day they had all the wall cabs and half the lower cabinets hung on one wall, including the crown molding. One thing to note (that I didn't know before) is that if you're doing crown on your cabinets, you probably need to add a nailer to the top of the cabinet boxes so you have something to attach the crown molding to. Once the moldings are in place, you won't see the nailer at all.
Here's a progress pic from early on Day 1:
And at the end of the second day they were done! The days were long (Sunday night ended at 10:30 PM - sorry neighbors!) but in just 2 days, the two of them completed work that would have taken WEEKS with just Jason and I to work on stuff on Saturdays and Sundays.
Before I show you how it's looking now, let's take a look at what it looked like when we bought the house...
And here it is now...
Note that none of the doors are on right now - we decided to leave them off until after the counter tops are done. I don't want to risk a ding/scratch in a door during that whole process.
I'll have more pics once things are more done (counters & doors & drawers and whatnot).
Side note - if you do find yourself with a lot of boxes like we did - you may want to also get a big roll of tape and let/help your kids to build a cardboard castle.