Kitchen Coming Together


‘Behind the scenes’ here, kitchen progress has been moving along.  Two weeks ago our cabinet makers delivered our flat pack, oh the excitement! First task was sorting and matching cabinet pieces, rather a large task undertaking that Michelangelo(17) took care of.


Bass(5) was excited to be given the job of sorting the huge pile of screws into ‘like together,’ he was happily occupied for an hour.
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Constructing all the cabinets took several afternoons and nights, a project made easier thanks to the preciseness of the cabinetry. Michelangelo impressed us with his diligence, often working in the afternoons by himself whilst PC was at work.



The floors had to be checked to ensure they were level, which of course they weren’t quite. PC then had to scribe (plane) the plinths (bases) so that they all sat level before the cabinets went on.

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The cabinets were then moved into place, the spirit level was sought once again, then cabinets were screwed onto the wall or together.


Monday night the benchtop finally arrived, I admit I was rather giddy at that moment. The next challenge arose, how could to screw the three bench pieces together when the space was so tight? Fortunately Michelangelo’s brilliant suggestion of removing the cabinets directly underneath the screw spaces and tightening from underneath, ‘saved the day.’


Our attentions then turned towards placing the fronts onto our drawers, so the drawers could be installed.

We’re now in the final stages of our kitchen remodel, so stay tuned for the great reveal 🙂

*Sharing over at the Builder’s Wife with this week’s Home Improvement Thursday.


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13 thoughts on “Kitchen Coming Together

  • September 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Oooh you big tease, now I have to wait for the big reveal. I was getting quite excited looking at the photos and then … like a weekly serial, I have to wait for the next episode to find out the conclusion … lol Love it!

    • September 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      You’re not the only one who has to wait for the big reveal…so do I 😉 Slowly, slowly we are getting there. It is rather like a weekly serial 🙂 lol. The conclusion is drawing nearer and oh my, it’s worth the wait 🙂

  • September 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    O wow, so much storage, so much room! I can hardly fit in my pantry to get anything out at the moment with my pregnant belly lol. (it has a corner recess that is narrow)

    Each time I see what your children are doing for these projects I can’t help thinking what great skills they are learning.

    Can’t wait to see the final result 🙂

    • September 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      I can’t believe the storage, though I am filling it fast 😉 I’m culling as I go as there are always items you don’t use, aren’t there?
      Yes our children have been so blessed to have had this opportunity and learn so many skills.
      Final result should be ready to reveal next week!

    • September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

      Looking forward to showing it 🙂 Not quite finished but getting close.

  • October 3, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    This is so exciting! Looking forward to pictures!

  • October 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    So much hard work. This is so exciting! Looking forward to pictures!

    • October 5, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Oh it is so exciting, pictures soon, we just have a few missing doors and drawers, waiting on the cabinet makers, then I’ll reveal all.

    • October 6, 2016 at 6:52 am

      I feel like I’m making everyone wait so extra long. Hold up is parts from the cabinet makers, and they tell me it will take a week for the splashback to come in too.

    • October 10, 2016 at 6:46 am

      I can’t wait to share, getting impatient here behind the scenes that I haven’t been able to yet


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