Woodlawn

Woodlawn // weekending 2

02.19.13
Open shelves, swiped from the barn

I don't have much to show in pictures for the weekend at the house. Because painters are still finishing up and cabinets and floors were late…blah, blah, blah, we're pushing back our move-in date a few weeks. 

So mid-March is the new goal.

This weekend Dan did lots of unglamorous things like installing toe kicks under cabinets, moving around electrical outlets and fussing with toilets and sinks.

But, BUT we did get some shelves, people! 

Dan was disapointed with the cabinets around our refrigerator and didn't like how the fridge stuck out past the side panels. It set the top cabinet back way too deep and made the fridge look like an oversized giant (well, she is pretty giant, I admit.).

So he robbed my open shelving, which at the time, I thought was going to make me weep. But I got the "just trust me" answer in reply to my whining. 

In the end, the man was right. He routered and joined the open shelving to the existing refrigerator cabinet to make a more custom look that fits pretty much perfectly and looks SO much better. 

And in return I still got my open shelving above the sink, swiped straight from the barn. And I love it even more. My favorite look in a kitchen is a more pieced together electic look versus an "everything matchy-matchy and just-so". So the shelves couldn't make me any happier. 

Chief Shop Vac'er

In the meantime, Birdy has become master sawdust vac'er. The girl can operate a shop vac like nobody's business. 

It's a life skill, I tell you. 

Open shelves, swiped from the barn

I don't have much to show in pictures for the weekend at the house. Because painters are still finishing up and cabinets and floors were late…blah, blah, blah, we're pushing back our move-in date a few weeks. 

So mid-March is the new goal.

This weekend Dan did lots of unglamorous things like installing toe kicks under cabinets, moving around electrical outlets and fussing with toilets and sinks.

But, BUT we did get some shelves, people! 

Dan was disapointed with the cabinets around our refrigerator and didn't like how the fridge stuck out past the side panels. It set the top cabinet back way too deep and made the fridge look like an oversized giant (well, she is pretty giant, I admit.).

So he robbed my open shelving, which at the time, I thought was going to make me weep. But I got the "just trust me" answer in reply to my whining. 

In the end, the man was right. He routered and joined the open shelving to the existing refrigerator cabinet to make a more custom look that fits pretty much perfectly and looks SO much better. 

And in return I still got my open shelving above the sink, swiped straight from the barn. And I love it even more. My favorite look in a kitchen is a more pieced together electic look versus an "everything matchy-matchy and just-so". So the shelves couldn't make me any happier. 

Chief Shop Vac'er

In the meantime, Birdy has become master sawdust vac'er. The girl can operate a shop vac like nobody's business. 

It's a life skill, I tell you. 

4 comments on “Woodlawn // weekending 2”

  1. Can’t believe the baby is the Shop Vac pro! 🙂 LOL

    Who is buying your old house? How are you finding time to homeschool, pack and rehab the new house? Not to mention care for the animals? And will the new house have a/c? So many questions! 🙂

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