Spoiler: we didn't get it all finished but here's an update of where we've got to. We only managed to get Dad over one night during the week as he was pulling some serious overtime.
While he and SBB were working in the kitchen I started the gloss work in the bathroom. Remember how it last looked all the way back in week seven?
|Painted on the left, unpainted on the right|
|It's getting there|
However, when we slotted the hob into place there was a problem. We discovered that the support struts didn't allow the hob to sit neatly in the hole.
|Area to be cut marked out|
This was annoying to say the least and I wonder if everyone has this problem with B&Q kitchens and hob tops.
Once we got that sorted we moved on to the sink. There was a gap between the cabinet and the rim of the sink that, while not visible from standing, would be glaringly obvious when getting things out of the cupboard. Why, oh why, did B&Q design it this way? Anyway, our solution was to use an offcut of the leftover plinth and screw it onto the top of the cabinet.
There was one problem. The screws securing the center column sat proud of the wood so Dad used a little drillbit called a countersink to skim a little out of the top of the screw hole so that the screws sat flush to the wood. I was pretty impressed - I had no idea what that drillbit did!
We then screwed everything back together and I am so impressed with how it looks. It's really coming along don't you think?
For the rest of the week and the last few days I'm afraid life has gotten in the way of DIY.
|Christmas buffet spread at work|
|Keeping warm at work - Sweet popcorn Options hot chocolate (couldn't really taste any popcorn)|
|Favourite steak meal at The Lifeboat - yum!|
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas. x