There are lots of little things you learn to live with when you’re renovating. I imagine it’s the same if you build a new house and move in before it’s completely finished too.
Way back when I invited you all to come walk into my pantry (one at a time… there’s no room for any more!) or maybe when I showed you what we did when I gave up on the reeded glass door plan you may have noticed the lack of a handle on the door… well finally we’ve got a handle on it! (It was a weekend of little finishing projects which always feels good – we also did some painting in the kitchen.)
We picked up this handle at a demolition place (sorry, I can’t remember where or when… it has been sitting around for a while!) and I realised as I watched and took photos why it’s a job Andre has been avoiding!
First up he held it in place while I directed – “up a bit… little bit more… stop – down a bit… yep there!” then he marked the centre (vaguely) with some chalk.
Then came the hard part: cutting into the door so the handle could sit flush (it’s a recessed handle).
After hacking away with the Stanley knife he called in the
big guns drill:
This is not a “how to” install a recessed door handle by the way. It’s a “how we” install a recessed door handle.
Finally enough of the poor door was gouged out so the door handle fitted in:
A few screws later…:
…it was done:
Oops… some touch up paint might be required. It looks better from further away!:
It’s the finishing touches that make all the difference isn’t it?
Note: Yes, we have a permanent Bunnings shopping list (empty due to a trip earlier in the day) on the go as well as a grocery one (which is on a notepad so I can then take it to the computer to do my shopping online)!