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For the first time since December 26, 2019, we have a fully functioning kitchen.
Yes, my friends. You read that right.
Our kitchen FINALLY has an oven. And a cooktop. And a fridge.
All at the same time.
The oven cabinet was delivered on the morning of March 28 after a few phone calls back and forth with Home Depot. Brett spent a good portion of the day cutting the cabinet to size and at around 4:00 pm we were ready to get the oven installed. It was a sketchy process (spoiler alert: ovens are really, really heavy!) that involved us dragging the oven over to the front of the cabinet and then tipping it side to side while one person held the oven up and the other slid a few blocks of wood underneath to slowly lift it higher.
Once we ran out of blocks, Brett went and got his car jack. That lifted the oven the rest of the way up so all we had to do was slide it forward into the cut out space. Of course, it didn’t go as smoothly as we had hoped and there were a few curse words involved but eventually we got it in.
I was baking the first batch of cookies at around 7:30 pm that night and I’m happy to report, the first test subject in our new oven was a success!
You’ll also notice that we swapped in a new light fixture above the dining room. After scouring the internet and nearly purchasing one on Wayfair, I stumbled across this one on Amazon for about $100 less. It’s not as big as we had hoped and all the parts didn’t get delivered right away, but so far, it’s a win.
And if you’re looking towards the ceiling at that light, you may also notice we got the crown moulding installed on the cabinets. Brett is amazing at a million and one things, but he’ll be the first to tell you that crown moulding is not one of them.
And because we wanted to still have a standing kitchen after the installation of said crown moulding, we decided to call on our neighbor to come over and help. He’s a contractor has a ton of hours under his belt doing trim work. It was a no-brainer and after seeing the results, we agreed it was the best money spent.
Last, but not least, the base of the island is painted!
We decided on Sweetbrier by Dutch Boy. I did one solid coat of primer and two coats of green. Up next, we’ll paint the doors and drawers and get those installed.
The finish line is getting closer and closer, my friends!
All our best,
Shop the kitchen
Wall paint // Hazy Skies by Benjamin More
Kitchen island paint // Sweetbrier by Dutch Boy