Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Our Kitchen Project – Day 12

What a day. Crazy, just crazy.  So many details and so many decisions to be made… and we’re really going to be finished in 3 more days?  I’m not sure…

Cabinets continue to be installed, they’re not done yet.  Granite was measured tonight, 7pm to 9pm.

Here’s where it all ended up – including some fake cardboard countertops I made so that Jason could see what the counters were measured to when he got home from his long work day:


IMG_4438 IMG_4439 Between when the crew left at 5:50pm and when the granite measuring began at 7:00pm, I worked on fixing one of our kitchen windows. Jason had released the window from its paint seal, and I was on task to repair the sash weight system.

I took the window apart and got to the weights


I removed the broken cording ad attached chain to the weight:IMG_4435 Weight pulley fixed!


The granite guy arrived about then so I worked with him for a couple of hours before returning to the window.  Then, I attached the chain to the window and reinstalled it.  Working window!


It’s not quite done… the weather stripping in there is pretty beat up and needs to be replaced.  I’ll probably finish it up this weekend, but the hard part is done (without the new counters in the way).

How’d I learn how to do this?  This Old House website video.  I kid you not.

LONG day and night over here.  Jason and I just went through the whole To Do List for tomorrows final cabinet installs… it’s a long list.

It’s way past my bedtime now… so…



  1. Wow! I am SO impressed!! You truly are able to do anything, Gretchen! The kitchen looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see it. (and you guys)

  2. keep up the good work - it's really lookin'
    way to go Gretchen - you and I could go in to business together
    I do plumbing and some electrical repairs