Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Very Own Handy Man!

So now that we own our home we have decided to get to work on changing it! Rick wasted no time cutting into the walls :) I always knew that Rick was pretty handy around the house. If I ever need anything fixed I always just ask him and know it will be good as new when he is done with it. However, I have to say that I had no idea that he was a full on electrician and carpenter! He decided he wants to have a HTPC (Home Theater PC) in our house. This meant that he had to wire our whole house for it, and boy did he dig right in! First things to go were the baseboards. He ripped them right off (good thing we are replacing all of our baseboards with thicker, white ones) and cut a line along the whole bottom of the wall. He wired Cat 5E cables throughout and also an HDMI cable from the TV through the walls. We have a closet in our hall by the kitchen that he is going to turn into his "control panel". Once he cut a line along the whole bottom of the wall he had to make it go from the family room into the closet. I don't even know how his brain figured out how to do it all but it did and he got the cables stringed into the closet......

Before:

Baseboards off....cutting the hole

Cutting around the sliding glass door

Running the wire around the glass door

After all the wires were strung through the walls.


Now onto the "control panel" closet! Before he cut out the wall...

Starting to cut into the wall in the closet

Half of the hole cut out

The whole hole is now cut out, he also had to cut out a 2X4 that ran through the hole


Now he is putting the frame of the cabinet in

Working on the frame in our extremely cluttered garage





Is anyone else in awe of all that my handy husband did? I can't believe he figured out how to do it all on his own. Can't wait until it is "pretty" :) We will keep posting updates of our remodel!

3 comments:

Karen Pedersen said...

I wish Dad were more handy. His idea of handy is duct tape. :)

I'll keep him though.

Love you guys. Thanks for sharing your project so we can enjoy watching it all come together with you.

Jared and Patricia said...

Wow!!! Very impressive! So fun to have your own space to improve and make your own. I'm really excited to see the finished product :) Jared's recent project has been working on his car all week. He's so proud of himself and everything he's been able to fix on it. Everytime he walks through the kitchen to get another tool(with his dirty oily hands) he flexes his muscles for me like he's the man-liest man around...ha ha! I give him a big kiss and tell him how lucky I feel to be married to a manly-man! It really is so nice to be married to someone who can fix things, huh? So fun to keep in touch! Thanks for the updates.

Tracey Mason's Studio said...

I think the best part in all those photos were the faces that Rick was making! Seriously too funny!