Once Upon A Time there was a little girl with golden locks ... oh, wait. That's a totally different story.
This is the story of a an empty kitchen space and a girl with a dream. The first of many...
So, there was this gap between the brand new fridge and the brand new stove in our kitchen. Andi and I thought it would be great to fill it with some kind of countertop shelving. Otherwise, the stove just kind of hangs out by itself next to the bar on the opposite wall.
While reading myself to sleep the other night -- with sales flyers -- I came across a kitchen/utility cart. I dreamed of this cart all night. When I awoke the next morning, the cart magically appeared in our kitchen, turning the dream into reality. [come on, it's a fairytale/love story. I can't necessarily say I woke up groggy and dragged my ass to Big Lots the next day.]
Okay, since you know the truth, I measured the gap in the kitchen (a little lesson I learned from my sofa) just to be safe. I was pretty sure it would fit through the door. I was even more sure when I got to the store and saw its packaging. Twenty bucks plus tax later I walked out of the store with this beauty neatly tucked under my arms.
Keeping it short and sweet: Thanks to my new girly power drill, I got this project done in less than an hour -- including picture time, singing and dancing breaks. [Mraz Spaz that I am.]
I used every single piece of hardware too. Nothing left over. Nothing crooked or wobbly. Except, I couldn't figure out what the allen wrench was for. I looked the directions over thoroughly. It didn't occur to me till later that the wrench was for the weird looking screws that hold the unit together. Because I used my drill, I didn't need the wrench. I think I might've killed someone if not for my life saving drill.
So far, the drill has been my most cherished purchase during my move. It was a wise (though not realizing it at the time) decision to get a drill with all the bits and sockets. I've used one socket for the Ikea shelves, the extender for the sofa legs, three different size phillips head screw bits for stabilizing existing furniture, and this allen wrench style screw bit for the cart. And I haven't had to charge the first battery yet. I love my new drill.
And I love our new kitchen cart. It even has locking wheels for stability and easy mobility.
Let's see...what else can I drill around here? I know there will be plenty of things to come.