I have to get some better pictures in my kitchen, seems to be you need just the perfect lighting. But I will post some here. We recently put up beadboard and it gave us that French Country look we wanted. But our latest treasure is a kitchen island made from a Singer Sewing machine base and a piece of marble we had sitting around and a free oak leaf to a dining table (we traded something we didn't need with our local junk/antique store. So I will post it first.
I found this little chicken min cupboard at a garage sale. It didn't quite fit under my cabinet and I couldn't hang it anywhere, so hubby took the top off and cut it down and put back on, now it's perfect for stamps, bills, envelopes.
I had some cafe curtains I made from tablecloths in my kitchen. I loved them, but they blocked to much light. So my brainstorm was to try to turn the sideways and put a casing in and that might work, just to frame the window. I will show you before and after. It is amazing. It looks more elegant now I think and somehow my European fringe stands out more.
Really I am so much happy after seeing my awesome kitchen. Well its color, maintenance everything is perfect and is looking gorgeous kitchen. I just hope my kitchen would also be like that before but now it is done.
Bought the house next to our son (actually he's funding it - adds 2+ ac to his 6.5), but built in 1968. Hurricanes, termites, rodents, and water have had their way but we have removed all sheet rock and are repairing/replacing damaged framing, and original design errors.
Son wants me to build the cabinets. I told him I have no problem with framing, but have never done cabinets.
Any advice from an expert like you would be welcomed. Dmail if you want to discuss off-line.
Gee, you're only 1182 miles from here. My truck gets 8 miles to a gallon pulling the big trailer. That's nearly $1200 for gas.
Send me a drawing of the kitchen, where windows & doors are & where the sink needs to be. Unless you can move plumbing. Nice accurate dimensions. I can then design it for you & give you an estimate of cost.
You can then take that to a cabinet shop there & see what they can do.
All the bottom cabinets we make have roll out shelving. All drawer slides are the Blum self closing. (Don't let somebody tell you they cost more.) Not true. My cost is so little more that I bill them out at the same price.
Your cabinets look like REAL plywood, not particle board or other man-made product. And the drawers appear to be solid wood.
We do want under mount double drawer glides and Salice hinges.
I will try to get some measurements this weekend. We have already relocated the plumbing for the refrigerator, sink and dishwasher. Window needs to be installed - there were none in the kitchen area - and we want it over the sink.
You can see in this partial demo where a fake window was, and some of the issues we discovered.
@ CountryGardens ~ your finished kitchen looks totally awesome! It's always nice when you can envision your idea, do the work yourself and create the dream kitchen you've always wanted! You're so talented. I'm updating my kitchen, but mainly in the way of paint and new hardware. I've got a mobile home and am slowly renovating each room as time & funds permit. I'll have the countertops done when I'm working again.
@ curvesarein ~ I love how you used an old sewing machine base for your kitchen island. How creative and at the same time, preserving a vintage piece of history! Your kitchen area looks really great with what you did with the curtain "remake." I've also got some 'faux' wood blinds for the kitchen area, but have to get the existing window replaced b/4 I can put them up.
Wonder what other neat ideas I can find on this 'forum' regarding "Kitchens." You both are so creative! Look forward to seeing more photos from you both!