On Monday our kitchen was installed.
Well part of it.
Here is how that went down.
Pretty ok, but we are missing a handful of panels and couldn’t finish.
No idea when they are coming back.
The stone mason came too, to do the bench tops. But I had a very last minute change of heart.
I bought the sink for cheap, cheap, cheap, but it wasn’t ideally what I wanted.
I’ve never had a 2 bowl sink in the 4 places I have lived at and I have never longed for one either.
Yet, I bought a 2 bowl sink as I thought it was the thing to do.
But over the past 2 years I have sporadically been thinking about buying a different sink but quickly dismissed the thought because I had a sink and it was a bargain.
But what I really wanted was a single bowl sink that was big and deepish. Rather then having a double bowl with that divide in the centre that made the bowl too small for big items that you can’t put in the dishwasher.
I’m also big on the platters too. I love to put the food out in the centre on platters. So washing them up with ease is best.
He came and I asked why he would be cutting on site as I thought that wasn’t really the done thing, and he said it was best to be done at his factory and that he was only here because of the kitchen company, so I ran with it and said, I’m getting a new sink, I’ll bring it to you at the factory for you to cut.
Then I thought I could just go and buy a sink that day. Turns out you kinda can’t. Arghh. Most sinks I wanted were on back order. Then I just settled on the best I could get and it is 3 to 5 days away. Hmmp. I could have had bench tops, a sink and running water. But I would have been disappointed with the 2 sinks that I couldn’t wash much up in.
But now it will be cut much nicely in the factory.
I even measured my old crappy sink and that was wider then the biggest bowl on the double. (Not as deep though) So I just wanted a sink that was a bit wider then the sink I had.
And it means I will have more bench top space!! Which is something this kitchen could use more of. I think I have done the right thing for me and this kitchen.
GOSH I AM VERBOSE!! ABOUT A SINKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
So I don’t think anything is going to happen next week either.
I bought foam for the bench seat, fabric, piping cord and continuous zip. Gosh I hope I can make a pretty decent cover.
In other sewing news, I made Audrey a top. But like usual I just couldn’t make it as per the instructions. I decided to do french seams on the side. I knew it would take up more fabric, but I didn’t compensate for it, did I?
I made the 12 months size too and she is 6 months. Only JUST fits her.
(Needs buttons on the shoulders too)
I would call it 3 – 6 months dress. Not a top.
But it is so cute. And I will give it another shot.
I also ordered rugs for the kitchen too
This one to go under the dining room table. I like sisal rugs. I have 2 of them and they hold up nicely. Not very nice for Audrey to crawl on though.
The other is for in between the island and kitchen cabinets. The cooking/washing area.
Basically it is just a waiting game. ANNOYING. 4 weeks since rip out.
AND AUDREY HAS A TOOOOOOOOOTHHH!!!!!
So cute. But I am going to miss those gummy smiles.