Surprise!

Do to the fact that I just got a phone call from mom in which she told me “Hurry up and blog about the new countertop”, I am now blogging about the new coutertop.

I, being the lucky nurse that I am, was working at the hospital this weekend, back to back 12hr days. We had a lovely time with Thai food ordering and milkshakes from the caf. All in all, I’d say we were having a good weekend.

Chris on the other hand was having a much better weekend. After getting over a grocery store fiasco on my part (I completely forgot to pick up the 1 thing he asked me to get. ooops!) he and a friend went to the Rangers-Bruins game on Saturday. I’m getting better about which team I list first when I say what game he went to! Chris has been a Rangers fan forever, so whenever they play in Boston he always goes.

Sunday he felt like being productive. I went into the break room around 3 and checked my phone. There was a text that said “Surprise!” with a picture attached. I crossed my fingers and hoped he had a little Boxer puppy sitting on the couch for me.

No such luck. What he did send me was a picture of my new countertop! I have been complaining about not having the counters done since we started this project in January. He was only able to get one done since we still haven’t been able to find someone on craigslist who wants the china cabinet and buffet, but the one that is done looks amazing and I love it!

So now for the pictures:

Isn't it gorgeous?

I have 2 floor cabinets too!

And for the best news of this whole post: Sal and Pedro (for those of you in NY who know them well) have finally moved to their new official home:

Home sweet home!

Chris, once again, did an amazing job. As soon as the furniture we don’t want is gone, I’ll have a matching counter on the other side 🙂

 

(There ya go Mom!! pictures!)

 

Cabinets! (Part III)

So here we are at the end of this saga. The cabinets are up on the walls, the shelves are in place, and we are starting to figure out where the heck we want things to go in them. I have to give 99% of the credit for today’s work to Chris. He dropped me off at work and when I got home 5+ hours later, all of the cabinets were up on the walls and half the shelves were in (what a great guy, he left a few shelves for me to do so that I could say I helped!). Not only did he put the shelves up, he even remembered to take pictures as he went along! He doesn’t want to admit it, but he loves reading the blog posts more than anyone else!

Moving on to those pictures I mentioned!

Chris started out by making a nice level line on the wall.

He even took a picture to prove how level it was 🙂

Then he put the thingy on the wall:

Then he bolted the cabinets in place. (mind you, I’m getting this description from him, not from me. I wasn’t there, and he’s less than descriptive. Sorry!)

I guess he had to take the doors off in order to do this easily, so the next step logically was for him to put the doors back on.

Don’t those doorknobs look great??

He did the same thing on the other side, and then ta-da! cabinets were hung on the wall.

Then he put the shelves in on one side and waited for me to come home from work. He let me put the shelves in on the second set of cabinets so that I could say I had helped with this adventure in some way. Afterward we started putting the plates in their new home.

The we put the glasses and mugs in their new homes:

And then we sat down and ate dinner. Almost immediately I started harassing Chris about building me the countertop he promised me. I was told I had to wait for a while because he was tired. I pointed out that I’m not working on Saturday and that we could have another bonding experience by building the counters.

Then Chris went temporarily deaf.

Thanks to everyone who has followed this adventure. It’s been great and has really made a huge difference in how the whole kitchen looks. Maybe once I get those countertops (hint hint) I’ll start having people over for dinner!