I'm sure everyone wonders where I disappear to between blogs...
No, it's not into a furniture coma.
No, I'm definitely not hibernating.
Or eating bon bons.
Currently - I'm juggling many projects for clients. AND many projects around MY house!
This is a taste of how crazy MY house projects get.
So I finally Purchased Pantry Cabinets (YEA!!!!)
I've been dreaming, scheming, envisioning having these puppies for a year. Maybe 2.
So when my husband gave me the green light to get them, I did.
The next day we primed them. Two days later I painted them.
A week or so later we carried them in.
And he hated them. And I wasn't sure I liked them either. :(
SO my fabulous dream pantry cabinets became a major PROBLEM!!!
I wanted and needed more kitchen storage.
BUT I didn't love how massive the off the shelf, big box store, stock cabinets were.
SO I consulted with the BFF via many panic-y texts.
With pictures from every angle of the kitchen of course!
And told her my new slightly INSANE plan to make them better.
And after she told me it wasn't THAT insane an idea I broke out every power saw I owned.
And started calling local friends for HELP!!!
Help arrived a couple hours later and she was calm, supportive and strong.
Which is the best kind of help!
More help came a little bit after that toting her hubby's reciprocating saw - YEA!!!
(sidenote: I NEEEEEED a reciprocating saw!!).
SO in the MIDDLE of my kitchen. (I did protect the floors mind you). Miss C and I flipped the cabinets over on sawhorses, I fired up my circular saw and I sawed the pantry cabinets in half.
Vertically in half.
So now instead of being 24" deep, they are now 12" deep.
(Live action sawing picture provided by my helpers!)
I am THRILLED with the results!
Now they are PERFECT!
They are the same depth as the over head cabinets.
Of course I still have to :
Cut & install backs for them, drill holes for the shelf supports,
anchor them to the wall and install the doors..... but they are on their way to PERFECT!
BTW did anyone notice the counter tops???
New counters are being installed today!!
BUH-bye BLUE counter tops!! Hellooooo looks like granite laminate!
Can't wait to share pictures of a finished kitchen!
Here's a tip for anyone who gets a wild hair to saw something painted in half today...
make sure you tape where you are going to cut!!
Now I'm taking votes - should I knock out the scroll-y dated board over the sink???
I'm off to figure out where to put the other "half" of my pantry cabinets!
Total surprise bonus of the week - by "modifying" them I got 2 for the price of 1!!