O Kitchen My Kitchen
My cabinets are gloriously white.
Yep, night time pictures. That’s how confident I am in these beautiful hunks of wood.
And with all things DIY the good fight has just begun. Here’s a list of things we plan on accomplishing sometime in 2012, in particular order.
Deal with the kick plates (we has plans)
Beadboard or shiplap in front of stools – probably white
Beef out the molding under the counter to make the stools look more proportionate
Backsplash – We’re still debating heavily on backsplash. Whitewash it with classic white? Marble tile? Penny? Our inability to decide mostly hinges on the fact that we don’t want to compete or mess with the counters. Because they’ll be there for the long haul.
Not quite last but most expensively, replace the gaping holes in our cabinets with purty glass doors.
Over-cabinet or under-cabinet lighting?
Hardware should be here next week or so, God willing. I got a great deal from an online retailer but my order appeared to have gone unnoticed for a few weeks. Me included, since we were busy painting. I knew they were basically just a front for a ton of manufacturers so I gave them a call, fully expecting no answers. Myknobs.com support was great. The nice lady didn’t know *why* my order was just sitting – she’d check and call me back. The next business day I got a call. Still no word, but she’ll bother the manufacturer again. Great. Thanks for keeping me updating.
Tuesday morning. Finally! I get an email that my order has been updated. Great. Click the link over to the website so I know what day they’ll be arriving and can plan accordingly (read: hole up like a hermit.)
Not even kidding.
So the next logical step is to call them. Again.
Me: Hi, my order number is this-and-such and I’m still waiting on an order status. It just emailed me to say it *hadn’t* been shipped but with no cause.
Lady: Oh! Yes! (Is there only one support lady!?)
Me: It’s been over two weeks! Are they forging each individual item by hand?! Because if they are I got a great price on handcrafted goods. But still unacceptable because I’m pretty sure they are in a box wrapped in tape in the back of some warehouse and I’d really really really like them on my kitchen cabinets.
Lady: [stunned silence]
Me: [Waiting perhaps for the sound of a dial tone]
Lady: They were back-ordered but should get shipped out today.
Me: Oh. Thank you! [Click]
And now to wait the good wait.