McDreamy

It was a monumental day in the Dream.

We’ve been working on the kitchen cabinets since we got the keys to the front door.  As we’ll detail in a future post, we didn’t inherit a dream kitchen.  For now, we’re embracing what we have (until new cabinets and countertops find a creative way to weasel into the budget).  That means, Home Ownership DIY 101.  First assignment: repainting kitchen cabinets, which is QUITE A PROJECT!  (Just in case you’re wondering.)

One pesky cabinet door not only needed paint, but was also broken.  That meant she stayed a little longer in the re-do hospital, but was finally discharged today.  Ready to get back to work hiding our pantry from visitors…

Easy access pantry

The good thing about not having cabinet doors up when you first move in - you quickly figure out where you put everything!

The hubs (who is quite dreamy when working with power tools… actually, he’s always dreamy!) whipped out his best carpentry DIY skills and got to work on that final piece of the cabinet door puzzle.

measuring...

measuring...

drilling...

drilling...

We had to get all new hinges to match our new appliances.

We decided to invest in brushed nickel hinges, which look nice with our stainless steel appliances. The dream was sportin' some "retro" bronze numbers before.

Have to make sure it fits just right.

Have to make sure it aligns just right.

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All of the drilling...

and drilling...

and drilling...

caused some moments of frustration...

caused some moments of frustration.

(and roused a curious bulldog from his nap)

(and roused a curious bulldog from his nap)

... but the finished product was worth it!

... but the finished product was worth it!

Perfectly hung cabinet doors. A pantry no longer visible to guests.  Ahh, life is good.

Well done, McDreamster!

Well done, McDreamster!

Wish we could take a breather and enjoy one completed project (minus the forthcoming knobs — ugh!)… However…

We've got one last pile of boxes staring us down.

There's one last pile of boxes staring us down... BRING IT!

Oh well.  No rest for the weary!

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.
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