Thursday, March 22, 2012

IKEA Kitchen Insanity!!

I don't know why blogger is being all wacky on me. Anyway, we've been BUSY!

Kitchen Before (with old dining table)

Here'a recap of last week:

Thursday: Call up interior designer.

Friday: Interior Designer comes over....SO worth the money ($60 bucks or so)! She was incredibly helpful. She comes up with a completely new layout for the kitchen (oh, and paint colours for the whole house, decided on a counter top, lighting suggestions, and other tidbits of information). We are inspired. Kitchen reno here we come! Or not...hmm...Nah...Let's just go for it! (We went back & forth on what to do)

Saturday: We plan our new IKEA kitchen, do a weather check & find out Sunday is the only non-rain/snow day for the week (HA! How wrong they were!), drop off Elianna at Grandpa and Grandmas, go back home, finish planning, do another weather check, and crash into bed around 2:30 a.m. for a grand total of 2 hours of sleep!

Sunday: Wake up at 4:30 a.m. Hit the road at 5 a.m. Get to IKEA. Find out there is a blizzard warning for the way back home. (WHAT??). We meet a zealous IKEA kitchen planner, print off our order list, head through the checkout. Hey, this is a piece of cake! Oh...just a minute. We had to wait 3 hours to get our order, while we're stressing about beating the blizzard for the way home. It takes 2 hours to load up our insane order (140 plus boxes). My amazing husband manages to figure out a way to load it all into the truck (He is the puzzle KING I tell ya!), tarp it up because of the looming blizzard. We hit the road and drive through 4 hours of near zero visibility and rain/snow mix. I text like a wild person getting road & weather updates as we debate whether to continue, stop, etc. In the end, we decide to keep on truckin' through. We get back home and pull into the driveway around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hubby and in-laws unload the truck till 1:30 a.m. Crash.into.bed. after about 2 hours of sleep in 48 hours.

Are we CRAZY??? Why yes, yes we are.

Monday: We take the day off to recover and rest. Well, except for my husband who decides to stay up till 3 a.m. re-organizing the basement to get my kitchen stuff to fit. He's a night owl, who can live off of pretty much zero sleep.

Progress...

Tuesday: Pantry & Upper cupboards are cleaned out, pantry wall starts coming down.
Wednesday: We (and by we, I mean my husband and father-in-law) got down to business. ALL the upper cabinets were torn out and the pantry wall totally knocked out. Gyprock for the ceiling is purchased. Wow...we are motoring along.

Thursday: My Dad and Dad-in-Law come over (they are so awesome to help out!) to help my Hubby gyprock the ceiling. Hooray!


So far things are humming along WAY faster than I expected. And that is a good thing.




1 comment:

Dove said...

We LOVE IKEA! Sadly the closest one is 7 hrs away in Calgary :o( I've emailed them requesting a store here but to no avail. Can't wait to see the finished result.

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