Cutting the hole for the porthole

We knew we wanted to add a porthole above the stove way back when we were still living in Denver, and luckily we grew up in a big boaters town, so we hit B.A.C.O.N.S. a consignment boat store.  Thanks for the recommendation on that store, Jill! -- Tommy's sister Jill was living on her sail boat in downtown Annapolis while we were home during the renovations.  Anyway, we snagged this porthole for $80.00 which was the cheapest one we could find at the consignment store.  We brought it home and jumped right into it!  The stove hood used to be really low in the original layout, so when we took that out we were left with a hole in the wall from where the hood vented out.  Instead of patching a hole we just cut it slightly bigger and rounder for our porthole to fit into.

 It is always a scary moment cutting a hole into the side of your new home

It is always a scary moment cutting a hole into the side of your new home

 But, it had to be done!

But, it had to be done!

 That wasn't so bad...

That wasn't so bad...

 LOVE it!

LOVE it!

And, just like that we were done with the porthole.  It isn't in place quite yet.  We still need to put up our walls, and then paint them.  THEN, it will be screwed in and installed.