Let the Cabinet Building Commence!
This is our first time building a kitchen using Cabinet Joint cabinetry, and our first impression is: WOW. The craftsmanship is out of this world! Our second impression has to do with our cabinet color choice, and, again, WOW! We couldn’t be happier and more in love with our soft red, terracotta, not-quite-pink, barely rose color, Sherwin-Williams Reddened Earth. You’ll see in these photos that the color is a true chameleon!
We quickly learned that building these cabinets is different than any other kitchen we have built before. They come mostly disassembled, flat packed and delivered on a pallet. The reason we went with Cabinet Joint instead of another brand we’ve used in the past came down to one thing: inset cabinetry. It was within budget for this style, and placing our order, we felt confident that we had the skills to assemble and install the cabinets ourselves.
While the jury is still out on our confidence, we did successfully complete the build of one cabinet! The biggest difference between, say, IKEA kitchen cabinets and Cabinet Joint is that the latter requires more tools than just a drill/driver. So far, we’ve pulled out wood glue, a mallet, nail gun and driver. Luckily, Cabinet Joint also has an entire section on their website dedicated to building. We are essentially building cabinets in real time, along with their video tutorials.
We’ve barely just begun, but every small step forward feels like a moment worth celebrating!
Links From the Week:
Have you watched The Bear? We started and couldn’t stop! It’s a bit heavy-handed with the Chicago theme, but I also laughed until I cried when Richie asked, What kind of a**hole puts ketchup on a hot dog?
The scent of fall.
My mind is blown by this sunken tub. The whole room, really. I’m obsessed!
Your doppelgänger is out there and you probably share DNA.
Sweater weather! (And may I suggest this cozy one to kick things off?)
Since sharing these baskets with you, many of you have received yours and continue to rave about them! They’re awfully cute, and I can’t wait to display them in our kitchen. (Although I might use the smallest one as a catch all near the front door!) Shop them here.
Have a Relaxing Holiday Weekend!
Do you have any fun plans for this upcoming long weekend? It feels like the city is bursting with positive energy as summer winds down, and there is no shortage of events happening! Our plans include tandem bicycle rides, park picnics, a barbecue with family, morning coffee dates al fresco – and generally spending as much time as possible outdoors. Have a relaxing weekend, friends!