House Renovation Update #7 – Today’s a Big Day

The kitchen cabinets and island are being installed today. And the marble backsplash. AND MY LAUNDRY ROOM SHOE CUBBIES, PINCH ME FOR I AM DREAMING. (The cabinetmaker was quite tickled that out of all of this wonderfulness, I was near happy tears over some damn shoe cubbies. The shoe cubbies that will reside right next to our new ochre Dutch door, which will now be referred to as The Golden Door of Happiness. I told D I might move into the laundry room permanently.)

In other news, we move next week. Uhhhhhhhhh. Yep. It seems I kind of forgot about that slightly important part due to all of the renovation excitement. Anyway, it’s time for us to start cranking around here, which means one of two things.

1. I am going to disappear for the next week or two.


2. I am going to procrastinate to the fullest extent, thus blogging every single day.

Nope, I can’t procrastinate. Don’t let me procrastinate! Maybe some light posting on Facebook? Yes, I think that would suffice.

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving holiday (we will be eating Chinese food while surrounded by boxes), and please feel free to send some packing/renovation-staying-on-schedule vibes.


Edited to add – SHOE CUBBIES.

It’s the little things, folks.

  1. Abby

    November 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Good luck!! We moved a few weeks ago, and have been slowly but surely making great unpacking/organizing progress, or so I thought… someone just came by and said, “oh, wow, you guys are still unpacking?” Yeeeeah.

    It’s a long process, for sure, but it’s going to be SO worth it! Congrats again!

  2. Helena S

    November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Ooh, if I had a laundry room there’d definitely be shoe cubbies. And I might sleep in there, too. Sigh. Maybe in our next house? Otherwise, enjoy the packing ;) and I can’t wait for the photos of the finished laundry room. *living vicariously through your reno*

  3. Siera

    November 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Love it! I may need steel that show rack idea as my space is so small. Now to find the rigth coat rack. *Sigh*

  4. rebecca

    November 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Those shoe cubbies are AWESOME! Good luck with the move!

  5. martymankins

    November 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Wow. Nice progress from the last update you did. This new house is looking great.