Here’s a perfect way to get frustrated: give me a task that requires at least three hands to do properly, and provide me with only two. This is exactly the scenario of what hanging the upper cabinet doors has been like.
When I reattached the bottom cabinet doors, I had to get creative with support in lieu of a third arm to hold the door (while my two hands were occupied holding & screwing in the hinge). A little funny, but still – worked pretty well.
The full steps are pretty much the same as I did on the lower cabinets – using the old hinges as a guide, pre-drilling holes, and screwing in the newly painted door & hinge.
Only now that I’m up another five feet in the air, things are considerably more difficult. The ladder isn’t quite right to provide the extra support to keep the door level (in that it’s both the wrong height and the rough surface will scratch the painted door). So I’m having to do an awkward hold/drill/screw maneuver with each hinge that has about a 25% success rate thus far. It’s sloooooow. Which also means that this entire process is causing every known obscenity I’ve ever heard from South Park to spill out of my mouth in one long, confusing, string. Good thing there’s just Charlie around to give me that look.
Note to all of you new DIYers out there: go ahead and buy magnetic drill bits. It saves your sanity. I have yet to do this, and have struggled through the first three doors. By the time this project is over, I will most certainly break down and go buy even more bits (I have at least three sets at this point, but none of them are magnetized).
Oh good, and now my cabinet door is dirty. @#$%&!
But, eventually, these assholes will be up and hanging in their rightful place (that’s right, these doors are total jerks and doing this to me deliberately). Even if it means I have to drink myself into a better mood afterward.
Any of you have a similar inanimate offender in your household?
And of course, it’s link up time. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen progress, and don’t forget to head over to Carrie’s blog to check out her progress too!