Monday, September 17, 2012
Something's Cooking In The Kitchen
I have been going about non-stop these past 4 days and am wore "slap out" as they say around here, so this is going to be a short post but I wanted to put up something since so much is going on in the kitchen right now. I think I found out on Thursday or Friday that my cabinets would be delivered bright and early Monday morning and I wanted to get as much done in there as I could, so as not to be working over finish cabinetry. So, I bit the bullet and chose my color, had it mixed and been painting and cleaning and tearing out old temporary cabinets like mad. I'm really happy with this color; it just looks so good in person. It has a slight brown undertone so it is very warm and inviting to me. I told Jack this is actually the first time in my life I have used such bold color in a home and I like it! I think the stainless and concrete are going to really go well with it. Oh, and it took me forever to stain all those rafter tails that show on the inside of the house but it looks good.
And, here are the cabinets!! They are not finished! I asked the cabinet guy to leave them bare so I could put the natural finish on them I want. I tell you, I can't recommend this guy enough if you live anywhere around Alabama. He can make anything you would want I believe. I am so pleased with his craftsmanship and the look. Of course, these match the one in the pantry and will be finished the same way, same hardware etc.
Jack's son actually pours concrete countertops for a living and I believe we are going to employ him to pour these. I wasn't pleased with the one in the pantry and this much is more than I could finish myself. The cabinets on the other side with the sink are about as long. As soon as these cabinets are set permanently I can start installing the tile on the wall behind the stove and all.
More cabinets, drawers and a small wall open wall cabinet. Got to trim these windows out soon too.
Now, off to bed before I drop.