When Jill and her kids moved into their newly purchased 1960's split level home three years ago, there were lots of things that needed fixing. The most necessary things came first, like unclogging the plumbing, adding some electrical outlets, fixing the roof, and last summer, removing the non-functioning hot tub, refurbishing the deck, and installing a new hot tub.
In an effort to make her small kitchen more functional. Jill moved the refrigerator out of it's space to a blank wall, leaving a hole in the cabinets and counter top where it used to be. She had a drop in cook top with no counter tops beside it, and a small wall oven. For Christmas she asked Santa for a new kitchen stove and cabinets to finish off the space.
Santa Tom has been busy fulfilling her wish. Jill picked out her stove several weeks ago. We were able to match the stock cabinets and counter top. This Monday, with Jake's help, the transformation began.
Cook top gone.
Jake helping install new cabinets.
Counter tops on.
Leveling the stove.
Tuesday Tom built a shelf for the microwave and added trim pieces.
Today, Wednesday, I helped install the shelf, and we got everything cleaned up. This evening Tom applied the first coat of Verathane to the new cabinets.
Jill will have her gift in time for cooking Christmas Day dinner.
Hurrah for Santa Tom/Dad!