January 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

Kitchen Progress Update- Week #3


This week it finally happened!  My mis-matched white hood and stainless stove was remedied.  I now have a matching set of a microwave hood and oven!  Wohoo!  So much excitement in the D household.  Especially since our old microwave was received as our first Christmas present from my mom and stepfather the year Daddy D and I got married.  Yep.  12 years old.  Older than our sixth grader!

I know you want to see pics, so we went from this…

To this…

But not without a tad bit of a hiccup.  The microwave hood we ordered came in right on time last Thursday.  We started installation prep and took down the old hood.  It was hardwired.  Then we took out the shiny new pretty thang.  And there was a plug.  Hmmm.

I am very lucky indeed that Daddy D is a handy guy and experienced in many a home repair.  Yes, he even knows electrical hoozamawhatsits.  So our bit of an issue was nothing a trip to the store for a junction box, some cutting through a wall and running some new wiring couldn’t fix.  Again.  Lucky girl, I know.

So by Sunday afternoon we were basking in our new micro glory.  It is like twice as big and even has a shelf so that we can microwave two plates at once.  Feeling mighty fancy now!

I am also super excited that these are sitting on my microwave-free counter-top now…

Tiling is about to commence!

What else is happening you might ask?  Well, today I purchased this…

And I fixed this debacle…

It is mighty organized and spiffy under that shelf now, but you’ll just have to wait and see!

Other things happening in the kitchen this week:  I ordered a new cartridge for my Cricut to add a little something special to the pantry shelves.  I am also still waiting for my drawer knobs that match the new handles that went on two weeks ago.

I might or might not be lost a midst a pile of fabric for faux roman shades.  And there is still that super cool, yet pesky, project I keep hinting about.  Only problem being that I need another set of hands, and Daddy D is working on the doors for the media console we built last month.  I keep telling him that it is kitchen month. He keeps measuring and drilling.  Harrumph.  I know, I know.  Something is still getting done in our DIY house.  I shall be grateful.

What have you been up to?

One Comment

  1. Your new microwave looks so pretty…and fancy too! It seems like the DIY projects never end! We have a ton of things that need to be done in the house, but we have been spending most of our time outside working on the Airstream:)

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