Today we got the backs and the nail rails put on, as well as my slide out shelf cut, sanded, and installed.
We ordered the quartz top for it yesterday. It is called Alpina White but it has different shades of gray in it as well. I'm going to paint the wall behind the cabinet a light gray and put stencils of limbs of trees and birds across the wall. I ordered the stencil stuff last night also. I'll need to get that done before the top comes. Now all we lack on the cabinet is the shelves, 45 degree corner boards, and the doors. (The doors will take quite a while because we will be back to working with raw Walnut wood again.) We find ourselves stepping back and saying "Wow, did we really do this?" It seemed like an astronomical project when we started but taking it in small bits like we have has made it fun and relatively easy. (all bloodshed aside)
"A Simple Exercise
By Max Lucado
Do a simple exercise with me. Measure your life against just these four standards from the Ten Commandments:
You must not steal. Have you ever stolen anything? A paper clip? A parking space? ... you thief.
You must not lie. Those who say they haven't - just did.
You must not commit adultery. Jesus said, "If you look at a woman with lust, you've committed adultery in your heart" (Matthew 5:28).
You must not murder. Before you claim innocence, Jesus said "Anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder" (Matthew 5:22).Jesus made his position clear: "Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14).
So where does that leave us? It leaves us drawing hope from 1 Corinthians 15:3. Christ died for our sins - in place of - on behalf of! So, don't measure yourself by keeping commandments. Measure yourself by the cross."