|Project by Blake||posted 04-07-2008 01:48 AM||2976 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Well, here it is. My finished kitchen cabinets. After a little blunder with the Stile and Rail router bit...
This kitchen was a dump when we moved in (along with the rest of the house.) There was a rusty old metal sink falling into a rotting brown laminated counter top, an old brown, rusty, nasty stove, no cabinets (just shelves), the worst wall paper you’ve ever seen, a flickering shop lamp for a light, etc.
Anyway, I rebuilt the cabinets, installed a new deep porcelain sink (which I am proud to say I payed $40 for at a recycled building materials yard), all new plumbing, new tile counter tops, new stove, new paint throughout, new electrical and lighting fixtures (including under-cabinet lights), and a few other details here and there.
I found the green knobs at the flea market. I am a big fan of polished chrome or stainless knobs because it looks modern and classy. That’s what I might have used if I hadn’t found these green knobs for such a deal. But I really like the green knobs a lot more and it fits the style and the colors so much better.
Our house is a small “rustic” cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains, and surrounded by Redwood and pine tree forest. So we have tried to make it as nice as possible while maintaining the “rustic” feel. So I thought it would be appropriate to use knotty pine throughout the kitchen, since it is also cheap and easy to work with. The large panels are 1/4” knotty pine plywood (about $60 bucks a sheet) in solid pine frames.
The paint in the kitchen is Lime green and Lemon yellow, with Red accents such as tea pot, diner clock, blender, chili pepper lights, etc. It makes for a very “festive” look. Think of sipping a margarita in Mexico.
Here are some more photos:
I will try to get some photos of the rest of the kitchen later.
Boy did I learn a ton from all of these projects, and it was a lot of fun.
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