Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Electrifying

Anyone else have Grease Lightning running through there head now? Sorry...

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- So it's time to get down to business. Last weekend, we decided that it was time to put some new outlets in the kitchen. See there are currently three outlets, two only the wall with the microwave/sink under the cabinets and one on a wall near nothing. Not the most convenient locations... so we decided to rectify that - and when I say "we" I mean that I had the idea and Chris did all the work!

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The first steps were easy, clean out the cabinet. Take on the top, which was never attached. And lastly flip it over to see what we were dealing with, again easy cause it wasn't attached to the floor.

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Chris decided to scrap the whole base and build his own - cause I hated the toe kicks underneath, nothing but dust collectors in my mind. This proved to be a rather time consuming process turning our afternoon project into a two day project.

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The next day we brought in the new base and attached it to the floor. Following that we (by we I mean Chris) drilled a hole through the floor into the basement.

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The cabinet got attached to the new base and wires were ran from the breaker box in the basement.

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Chris ran all the wiring... He is a genius, I swear he can do anything when he wants to.

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After he finished installing them, my job was to put on the wallplate, woo hoo, bring on the screwdriver! (Oh and I promise that is not a dirty cabinet - that is where your knees hit when you sit at the island and the paint has rubbed off...)

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While I was putting on the wallplates, I turn around to see him drawing on the wall between the stove and the fridge - this is the most used countertop in the kitchen! I panicked a little to put it lightly. I had full confidence about him putting the outlets in the island, but running wiring in the wall made my stomach a little queezy and I was immediately trying to figure out how I was going to cover a giant hole in the wall - so I decided to go outside and spraypaint something...

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I am happy to announce that I should never doubt his abilities (remember he's a genius when he wants to be)! I now have three new outlets in areas that I use all the time, in the wall for mixers and in the island for parties with crockpots! Yay!

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Alright well that's all for today! Happy Thursday!

3 comments:

Marsha said...

Don't you just love being married to a handy man! I tell you the "honey do" list will never end once you find out he can do it all :)

Great job to both of you - you are really doing wonderful things to your home and I can't wait to come visit some time.

Lisa said...

I agree with Marsha, I am thankful to be married to a handyman. I've seen Brad do it all: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, tile work, intalling harwood floors, and domestic household stuff. Plus, he looks just as good in a tool belt or apron (for the record, his apron days were when he used to work at Pizza Hut years ago).

I want to come visit this summer to see your beautiful home.

Jennifer Boyle said...

I am so impressed with you guys! Can't wait to come see how different your place looks altogether the next time we visit.

Love you!