Monday, July 11, 2011
Since it'll probably be a few more months before I actually have my kitchen finished enough for "after" pictures, I thought I'd give you a little update on how things are going with the process.

They are going slow.

Very, very sow. 

I though yesterday was going to be a breakthrough day where I could pick out new hardware, attach it to a few pieces, and get an idea how everything might look when it's finished.  Ha.

Here's a glimpse into the future of my finished kitchen:  the cabinets are from 1947... ish. 

And, apparently, the standard size for cabinet handles (or "pulls" as I've learned they are called n the biz) was 2.75 in.  Sometime between then and now, they have changed the standard to 3in.  Umm, hello?  What is the point in changing a STANDARD if there was nothing wrong with the first one????  Really, how much of a difference can that quarter of an inch make?

So yesterday, after realizing that I had non-standard cabinets, I started looking on the Internet for some options, thinking that with the whole world wide web at my disposal, there would be a fair number of options.  I was wrong.  There about about 2 options.  Along with many many forums where people try o figure out where they can get pulls that are 2.75in. 

So, if you're looking for a project, find me some pulls.  This is the one that's on top of the list as of right now:

But I'm accepting other options.  I will say that altering the size of pull I need is NOT an option.  This would involve drilling new holes in every door and drawer, and then finding pulls that cover the old holes.  No thank you. 

Other than the cabinets, things in the kitchen are actually looking pretty good!  The other hold up is that I need some strong paint stripper, and while I have it, I can't open the can.  Yes, I know this is pathetic.  I have considered returning it and getting a different brand with an easier top to open.  Or introducing my self to a new neighbor with the line, "Hi, I'm Kari, your new neighbor.  Can you open this can of paint stripper for me".  I think that's a great way to make new friends.

Anyway, that's whats new on the project: kitchen front.  Slow and steady progress.  But mostly slow.



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I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
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