This house remodel is taking too long. It’s giving us plenty of time to change our minds..find things we like better…give up on some things…and reinvent the wheel.
There is how the kitchen has progressed so far.
We bought this set of upper cupboards.
We almost bought this cupboard.
We changed plans to use a butcher block and cupboard we built to create an island. (read about that here)
We decided on counter tops.
Here is the most recent drawing from the cupboard guys.
Remember the portion of the cupboards on the left of the refrigerator were going to be over $3500….and we found this cupboard for $200 planning on refinishing it and putting it there instead? (blog post about that here)
Well we are still refinishing that cupboard. But. It is not going to go there. That cupboard is not going on the flat side of the wall to the right…that built in that is on the back wall to the right is probably not going to be there anymore either. Are you still with me or as confused as we seem to be??
We bought a different cupboard.
This cupboard has a story…it’s a story that I have changed the names and places to protect the guilty…it’s a good story. Here goes.
Hubby and I entered a business in a neighboring town I’ll call Green Acres (no such town around here exists). I called Hubby over because in the store was a wonderful antique cupboard. I loved it. This was back in March before we bought the cupboard we are refinishing. Hubby went to the owner and asked the price on the antique cupboard.
We were told it is a family pieces from his wife’s side of the family and not for sale. This confused us a bit…if you loved it, why didn’t you keep it in your house? We asked if he would ask his wife if she’d be willing to part with it.
The next day Hubby called and no his wife wanted to keep it. SHUCKS.
A month or so later Hubby drove through the town again. He stopped the owner asked if he could help Hubby and Hubby said he still wanted to buy the cupboard. Was it for sale yet. Again the owner said no-it was a family piece belonging to a grandpa.
Hubby continued to talk about the cupboard and how much he liked it. I like it a lot too but not for sale was not for sale.
Then two weeks ago -without me really knowing- on an errand for something we needed for the new house Hubby stopped at the store. Again the owner asked if he could help Hubby and Hubby said he still wanted to buy the cupboard. Was it for sale yet. Again the owner said no-it was a family piece belonging to a grandpa. Hubby said I have $1200 cash. My wife will bring it today.
The owner whipped out his cell phone, called his wife and we bought it. Hubby called me. I was in shock. I went to the bank, got the money, drove there and paid for it. Hubby was just beaming!!
We were told we can never tell where we got it…or who sold to us. The lady was worried she’d get in trouble with her family.
So I am guessing you’re all wondering what it actually looks like and why Hubby was so insistent in wanting it. Here it is.
I left the wrap on it for now…Each of the ends have potato bins. I love the little drawers.
I love it. Hubby loves it. It was a premium price to pay for it but I’m okay with that. It still is MUCH cheaper than the over $3500 custom built cupboard that was suppose to go in that spot.
Friends stopped over and we showed it to them. They had something vaguely similar to this in an old farm house they once lived in. They cautioned us that our plates likely wouldn’t fit in the top…that’s okay. This cupboard isn’t anywhere near the sink or dishwasher so the plates won’t be stored there.
Remember we want a very vintage kitchen….this is a good piece for it. We have to do some cleaning and sprucing up to it but we can’t wait to see it in our kitchen. The grandpa who owner it had it in the garage for several years so there’s a few paint splotches and oil stains. Even if we do nothing with them we still love it. In our opinion, it’s perfect for us!
Now hopefully we’ll get workers at the house again soon so we won’t be tempted to change our minds yet again…I do have to say though… This cupboard will be staying.