Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Answer Is Yes!

If you were kind enough to read my last "Woe Is Me" post, and if you are wondering did the cabinet show up today...the answer is yes!
We would not have been upset had they cancelled today because it rained all night long and only ended about 6:30 a.m. 
The installers were scheduled to come at 8 a.m.  They showed up right on time to our surprise. 

It stayed overcast all day, which made picture taking hard, but kept it cool in the house. We had to keep the door wide open all day since lots of sawing and measuring went on outside, and the guys had to continually go in and out.

Is the cabinet what I was expecting after giving the cabinet shop lots and lots of magazine pictures and descriptive info? 

Well not exactly...you can see the pictures I gave the shop to work from in my original post HERE.

But, we can fix anything by adding lots and lots of trim on the china cabinet side here. 

And on the entryway side below, we need to add a shelf and a board running across for hooks to hang coats.  Somehow all that got overlooked by the shop despite photos and written plans...

Mainly I'm glad to finally have a wall between the glass windows on the front door and the rest of the living area. 
The months and months of waiting for the shop to get it done don't seem to matter to me anymore. I am a happy girl old lady!  

The cabinet is bare wood at this point, and very sturdy and well built. It's built with paint-grade poplar as I prefer painted cabinets and woodwork, and it's cheaper than stain-grade if you're painting it anyway.  
A creamy white paint would be my choice, but we're choosing to wait a while before prepping and painting it.  The walls in both rooms will be painted first, and then we'll chose a trim color based on what looks best with the new wall colors.

In the mean time, we'll be adding more trim that will make it more vintage looking and not so modern looking.  

The 12 foot ceilings make everything look short, but this bench is actually shorter than I like. At the top of our "Fixin' To Do" list is building a platform for the bench to sit on, which will create a shelf to hold our shoes and boots underneath.

I'm joining the party over at A Delightsome Life for Home And Garden Thursday and The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday. Hope you'll stop by and join in.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Thrilled to hear the installers arrived and what a great job they have done. I can see why you are so pleased, a great job.

  2. Great looking cabinet and with pain should look even better to your taste. Lovely living space you have. Warm greetings!

  3. Glad they showed up, I'm curious though, won't closing this entry to your dining room make it dark.

    1. The dining room and entryway hall are on the East side of the house and get the Texas sun from early morning until 1 or 2 in the afternoon. We have what they call here solar screens, which are supposed to do the best job of blocking out the heat and sun. In other words, we'd rather a little darker so it's OK.

  4. I am so glad that they showed up and you have your beautiful cabinet. Enjoy,,,


  5. It looks great- I like the styling. That was a long wait but it sounds like you are happy and that's what matters!

  6. Oh, these are wonderful! Can't wait to see them when they are done. Such a long wait, but so worth it! Hugs xo Karen

  7. What a great idea, and it will work so well! Thanks for your visit and comment. I actually love the white,,,very versatile for accenting.

  8. Picture-taking is better if you use a flash. When I did weddings I always used a flash.