I had built the kitchen online - but couldn't save it for some reason - so assumed someone at Ikea would help me out once I got there.
Suzan says - Hi - I'd like to order kitchen cabinets
Ikea staff says - Well we can certainly assist you - but we don't build it for you
Suzan says - That's fine - but I really do assistance - I couldn't save it for some reason
Ikea staff says - We'll be happy to assist you - we just can't build it for you - follow me
They plunk me down in front of a computer which is even slower than mine -
Ikea staff says - Ok you can start building your kitchen now
And I felt such an immense amount of pressure that I thought my head was going to explode.
So I called someone over
Suzan says - I really need some help here
Ikea staff says - We can help you but
Suzan cuts them off - I KNOW you can't build it for me - please don't tell me that again -
Ikea staff says - Okie Dokie - start building and we'll come by to help
Suzan says - but I need...............................
And they were gone -
Suzan says - John I feel like I'm about to experience Ikea Rage
John says - What the hell does that mean?
Suzan says - It means that I'm ready to slap someone - and that's not a good thing - because you happen to be closest to me at the moment
Suzan says - It means that if this computer wasn't screwed down to the desk I might throw it
Suzan says - It means -
John cuts me off - Ok Ok - let's get out of here
And we flew out the door - literally -
Last night I took my time and built my kitchen from home................
These are the cabinets we're going with ( kick plate will be installed on the bottom - the legs are hidden )
These drawer pulls - but in a Nickel Finish - ( although maybe I should have went with black to match the window that'll be installed - not sure - remember the window? ( you can see some gorgeous ones HERE
Suzan says - I may buy the black as well - and then I could change them out from time to time
John says - Who does that?
John says - Seriously - WHO DOES THAT?
Suzan says - Can you keep your voice down please? We're at Ikea - people are looking at us
Suzan says - Anyway, it's an affordable way to change the look of a kitchen instantly -
Suzan says - More people SHOULD do that, I think
The range " hood "
The fridge - ON SALE FOR 799.00 - OMG I COULD JUMP FOR JOY
( we paid well over 3000 for a very similar one 2 houses ago )
Suzan says - I'll figure it out -
John says - What are you going to do next - make the kitchen larger?
What I'm going to do - and I personally think I'm a genius for this idea - really a FREAKING genius -
is borrow some space from the mud room which is off the kitchen - and install this so that it's flush against the wall -
John says - It doesn't matter where you put it - WE WON'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO PUT ANYTHING IN THE DAMN THING ONCE THIS RENOVATION IS OVER
Suzan says - I'll buy some fake food from somewhere - and arrange it all pretty like.
John says - Smart ass - you know that? You're such a smart ass
I am NOT a smart ass - I'm simply smart - I think that's what he meant really.
Because I got all of the above - ALL of it - every single item for
are you ready for this? ( including the hood and fridge )
2600 dollars -
Suzan says - I think I should be designing cost effective kitchens -
John says - I think you're a little too full of yourself
Suzan says - Can't you just say I did good John, can't you just say it - ONCE?
John says - You did good babe - actually you did really really good :)
John says - I wouldn't have thought it was possible
John says - Ok - stop it for God's sakes - Ikea is NOT a dance hall - why do you sing and dance all over the place - people must think you're touched...............
But he's not going to stop me from dancing - no way - I've earned it this time - and I intend to dance.....................
Delivery is scheduled for December 22 -
Now we have to get out tomorrow and pick the kitchen floor -
And make an appointment for the COUNTER MAN to come show us what he's got -
I'm really still leaning towards white marble - but I can easily be swayed with that one..................
The dream is fast becoming a reality everyone!!!!
Or my more affordable version of it anyway LOL
The only luxury items I can squeeze out of this kitchen reno are the window ( and I went overboard on that one completely ) and the counter.
We've been here 3 weeks today - yesterday the oil tanks were filled - 838.00 dollars worth
And the propane tank was filled - 178.00 dollars worth
We have no idea how full either of them were when we moved in - ( even though I'm a genius - I have
s.t.u.p.i.d. moments from time to time )
John says - That better not be for a month
Suzan says - That's impossible - don't be ridiculous
OH DEAR GOD - PLEASE LET THAT BE RIDICULOUS -
Can oil actually be that expensive - I mean I know it's expensive - but not that crazy expensive?
That must last a couple of months?
John says - I shouldn't have been so quick to get rid of all the Demolition Garbage
Suzan says - Why?
John says - We could have burned it all to stay warm
Suzan says - Agh - winter's not that long
John says - It's most of the year here, are you nuts?
Suzan says - It's December already - in a couple of weeks it'll be January
John says - AND???
Suzan says - Than it's February - a very short month - and then we're in the last month of winter after that
John shakes his head - No one would believe what I have to listen to - no one....................
In the meantime - I've discovered the first positive thing about Menopause - really - I could just turn the heat off completely and be fine :)