Holy Shitballs Look What Arrived Early!

I had a tiring day of work today after a really hard run early this morning. I sat at a job site for my brother's company to make sure a bathroom renovation went according to plan, oversee carpet being installed and prepare a bunch of mailers. Then I sat in traffic coming home. One would think that leaving SF at 2:40pm would prevent the annoyance of traffic, alas, for some reason everyone and their mother decided to leave work at the same time: early.

So when I pulled up to the house and saw a bunch of packages...

...I thought, What the hell did Chris buy?

But then I looked at the shipping label

BAH!!!! Our door and drawer fronts. 3 weeks early!!!! (and
who the hell is Ann Jackson?)

When we placed the order last Monday, 4/30 the lady told me as I was hanging up the phone, "And please remember these will take 4-5 weeks." In my head I was thinking, "Hurry up and hang up the phone then so you can process my order!" And as Heather expressed, 4-5 weeks is like 9 years in renovation time. Yes, yes it is.

So when our door and drawer fronts arrived on the doorstep in 1/2 the time, I squealed in excitement. Literally. I brought them inside and called Chris to told him they came and asked, "Can I open them before you get home!!??" (there was no way I could wait)

Out came the scissors and I carefully opened one at a time. And when I got the first package opened I believe my exact quote was, "Ooohhh, yeah, that's good, ooohhh," to which I immediately realized I sounded like a complete creeper. But they looked so beautiful.

The drawer fronts

With simple trimming just on the sides

The glass front wood doors

(obviously we still need to purchase the glass)

And the solid wood doors

Sigh. Perfection.

Well, I'm not quite sure about that yet actually. I tried to hold things up to make sure we got all the measurements correct so that the drawers and drawer fronts all fit correctly, but with only one set of hands it proved to be a tad difficult. Chris should be getting home within the next 30 minutes or so, so we'll be able to get it all figured out then. Keep your fingers crossed for us!!! If it all works like it's supposed to (lord, please) I'll be doing some staining this weekend :) And hopefully attaching hardware soon!


Shasha Kidd said...

You guys are finishing this project in record speed! Amazing.

Shannon & Chris said...


meryl rose said...

Muchas gracias! :)

Heather said...

Woohoo! You two are going to be done with this project in record time!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oooh yeah, just like that! You are such a creeper. I love that you got them early, and they look beautiful.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Gotta love a nice surprise like that!

Bunny @ 86n It said...

I love it when things come early!

meryl rose said...

We got everything stained this weekend! Hopefully the hardware comes today and we'll install tonight, yay!

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