Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kitchen Refresh part 3: The Exciting Part

The last major hurdle of our kitchen refresh was to install a new gas range. The current electric range worked horribly and we did not feel it was worth fixing. One would think replacing the range would be easy, but not when the old range is 27 inches wide and the new one is 30 inches. So we had to cut the cabinets.

My dad, the engineer, taking measurements.

If you look at the top of the cabinet you can get an idea of how much we had to cut off.

Once the counter tops and the fronts of the cabinets were cut we removed the side panels and saved them for later. Here my dad is measuring the bottom of the cabinets.

After everything was cut we replaced the side panels we had saved from before. I put the old range back in and told Susan we were done. She did not approve.

By the end of the second day we were able to put the new range in. Sadly the gas line did not get hooked up for another day or two. It was worth the wait though.

One of my favorite things about the new stove is that the grills cover the whole top. That way it makes it easier to slide heavy pots off the burner without having to pick them up.

I have to admit that my dad did most of the work for this project. So thanks a bunch dad. All we have to do now is put some new trim along the edge of the counter tops and bake a cake.


For a while now, I have been looking for some proper chairs for the dining table. Today we got lucky at Kudzu Antiques and picked up some great fiberglass shell chairs. They are not Herman Miller chairs, but they are very nice vintage knock offs by a company called Domore. Oh, and the best part was that the set of 4 chairs was what you usually see 1 Herman chair for. I'm super happy but Susan needs some convincing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I WON!!!

The Atomic Indy/Rejuvenation MCM Contest

I think this is the first time I have ever won something! I can't wait to post about what I won.

Happy Monday!

Almost done!

We spent all weekend cutting up cabinets and test fitting a new range. Sadly we did not finish but, we are so close. However, the sight of this did make me happy. I think the range was on the curb for maybe 2 hours before someone took it. I hope they have fun fixing that hunk of junk.

Hopefully I will be posting again in the next couple of days about the final installation.

Be seeing you.