On the Third Day of Christmas...

... I got the rest of the cabinets.

Well, sort of. Sigh.

The installation was supposed to take two days. Unfortunately, a few things didn't work out.
  • The installers couldn't finish the crown moulding on the left. As you can see on top of the corner cabinet and the cabinet next to the window, there is a piece of MDF that goes behind the crown. That piece is L-shaped - a flat piece sits on top of the cabinets (and gets attached to them), then the actual moulding gets attached to the upright piece. The straight runs were preassembled at the shop, and the corners (where it goes from the front of the cabinets around the side to the wall, which is called the return) gets braced for extra strength. Unfortunately, the shop put the return on the wrong end of the longest piece, and due to the brace, this couldn't be fixed on site.
  • The drawer fronts for the corner cabinet (to the right of the window) were too short. Substantially too short. Like almost an inch too short.
  • There weren't enough drawer pulls. This actually annoyed me the most. The other mistakes, while preventable, were somewhat understandable - but not including the right number of pulls? It was compounded by the fact that some of the pulls didn't have the correct finish - they were shiny, not brushed, but even if the finish was correct, the count was still short. 
 Oh well. After waiting three years for a new kitchen, what's a few more days, right? Sigh.

And of course, they did eventually come back to finish the install...

Leading up to Christmas, I plan on posting about my new kitchen. This is (obviously) not happening in real time - renos are MUCH slower than that! And yes, I do know the 12 Days of Christmas actually start on December 25. Deal. :)

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