Monday, March 8, 2010

We Finally Did It!!

After months of going back and forth about installing a microwave above the stove or not we finally did it!!!  We didn't want to spend $250 on an electrician so we asked around.  We had one friend who said he could use a kitchen fork and get it done (not without a few zaps).  So that was one option ;)   Then during dinner one night our friend Daniel said he could do it.  So we offered his wife Anna and him dinner one night to come and help us out!  So they did!

MR.P and Daniel getting ready to tear the kitchen apart :)

This is the before shot.  I fell in love with our house because of the beadboard in the kitchen :)


They started out by putting the electrical outlet in.  Daniel and MR.P made this look easy...like it was no big deal.  But if electricians charge $100-$250 to do this, then it must be somewhat difficult/dangerous to do.





The guys working diligently :)  You wonder what Anna and I were doing?



Well, we couldn't cook dinner (oh, sad face) so we did the pizza run!  Then since we were of no help, we ate our dinner and watched some episodes of the O.C. (first season).   We were soo helpful!


So the guys just kept on working through!  They put some of our extra beadboard up and installed the wall mount.  That thing is no joke.  The microwave is NOT coming down.


Now for the finishing touches!!  YAY!  Just putting the final screws in to keep it up.  Doesn't it look GREAT??  (You can see my reflection in the microwave...does that show you how excited I was??)


Looks like its always been there, right?  It's so nice to have a microwave again.


We couldn't be more thankful for the help that Daniel and Anna gave us.  We are thankful for their knowledge in the DIY category as well as their sweet friendship!  Now MR.P knows how to do all of this, so let us know if you need any help!!

9 comments:

abby @ tales and trials said...

Yay for new microwaves!!!!

Ashley Buzzy McHugh said...

That looks like quite a project. You can bet Collin and I would never try that - our microwave sits on top of our dryer right now... haha! Congrats!

Mama Thompson said...

Hurray...I'm so glad you put it there!!!! So great to have friends that can help out!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

YAY! We are looking to do the same with our stove top and microwave. Does the microwave have a fan? How does it vent?

Scientific Housewife said...

That looks great!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Yay! It looks great!!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I'm going through a microwave nightmare right now. I had one like this in a place in South Florida, and I'm having an IMPOSSIBLE time finding one exactly the same size to replace it with. The backsplash is granite and it keeps bumping up against all of the models that I try to install. Grrr...

Yours looks great, though!

Kelly

Kristin said...

It looks just fabulous. Congrats!

Katie said...

I love the new microwave! Nice choice and I bet it makes you want to be in the kitchen even more. If you guys are like us... a microwave is standard when trying to get meals ready!