Saturday, October 22

a cabinet conundrum..

The other day, I was walking through the kitchen and noticed something alarming.  I believe my exact words to the Man were "Honey, I think we have a problem..."

One of our cabinets had come loose.  It was barely hanging in place about two inches from the wall. 
I didn't take any pictures at the time, because I was so stunned. 
We instantly cleared all the dishes and glassware from the cabinet, the Man grabbed his screwgun and went to work.  A few minutes later, things were much more secure.

The next day, our cube cabinet started doing the same thing.  I had about 30 cookbooks in it, and I guess that was just too much for the screws (which once again, must have missed the studs) to handle. Surprisingly, the cabinets have held for almost a year. After the Man attacked this with about 10 more screws, we had the ultimate quality tester give it a try..
Our 20 pound Loki-monster decided the empty cabinet was a perfect hang-out spot.
He seemed pretty happy, but I'm hoping to find a lightweight storage solution that won't strain the cabinet like my 30+ cookbooks did.
We finally got him out the cabinet, but I'm glad the Man's fix kept our cabinets on the wall.  Even with the cats exploring every nook and cranny. I'm so grateful that it didn't turn into a larger repair.

Have you had any surprising repairs recently? 


Cas said...

We bought our house brand new about 3 years ago, and we've already had to replace two light switches that just 100% quit working. Only $1.19 for a new switch at the Home Depot, but still, not something I ever thought I'd have to replace.

Eva said...

That would have surprised me too! Granted, we had to replace some outlets-- but our house had a few more years. Plus I didn't mind because we swapped to the "fancy" switches and plugs. Did you feel crazy when the switch died on you? That's got to be an odd feeling -- click and .... nothing.

Thanks for reading!