We went to the Habitat Re-Store and spent $140 plus tax. With an additional $100 worth of materials and some time, ingenuity and effort…
…and little helpers…
…taking inspiration from the built-in cupboards that came with the house and the quirky cupboard Joe made a few years ago using a former window…
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(Remember what that looked like, okay?)
Using all the afore-mentioned resources, we were able to replace this little arrangement…
…which used to sit right there next to the stove, and hardly had to be touched with the sledgehammer…
…with this floor unit. We were glad to find one unit at the Habitat Re-Store that had a counter top.
The horrid metal cabinets over the stove met their timely end, and were replaced by these.
All the existing doors were discarded, and Joe showed Daniel how to make new ones.
Joe saved the wheels from the old floor unit and installed them onto this one, after building it up to be level with the stove top.
“Counter space!” she said with glee. ” And a light over the stove top for the first time since we moved here!”
Can you spot the optical illusion in the photo above? If not, look at the photo below, then try again.
These two units were destined to hang over the sink. Yes, they are technically corner cupboards. But my husband knows how to solve problems like that.
Can you see how he made it work?
He also installed two under-cabinet lights and wired them to turn on and off with one switch.
“Storage space!” she exclaimed delightedly.
I am thankful for clean, sturdy, roomy cabinets that perfectly suit our country kitchen.
I am thankful that God made sure they were in the Habitat store the day we visited.
I am thankful that they only cost $250 from start to finish.
I am thankful that I had to wait a long time for them, all the better to increase my appreciation.
I am so thankful for a man who knows how to solve problems and do excellent work.