Creating beautiful things… repurposing vintage & found items-transforming them & combining them to create beautiful new pieces. Moved out of Newborn diapers at 6.5 weeks, should have moved up 2 weeks prior! I knew I wanted red curtains, but that no one would have what I had in mind. This kitchen doesn’t get much lighting, so this was the stage to fix that. They are easy to wipe clean & the cupboards and drawers are all soft close, which is surprisingly nice!
We cut down the peninsula so that it’s counter height and at one level which is a huge improvement, the counter is now one level surface. L didn’t want a white island as I know from experience the island gets pretty beat up from the children sitting at the counters and just general wear and tear for being in the center of the kitchen.
I started above the oven, and most of those, popped off super easy. Custom Cabinets: Benjamin Blackwelder Cabinetry , Orem Utah. If you’ve searched for any kind of farmhouse sink, you know how expensive they are. Got an agility competition with Jack, my bench-dog, this weekend.
I give you all the steps to making these counters, and finishing them another time. After reading numerous DIY blogs and watching hundreds of YouTube videos, I was eager to start my kitchen remodeling. Let’s us face it, the stresses on a cabinet are not great, and after screwing cabinets to wall and each other it’s one big solid unit anyway.
This did made it easy to work with each individual piece, to hide the electrical cords. In this last week we’ve already made some marks on the marble but they just leave a gray cast, which hello, the countertops are already white/gray anyway. I tore the outside-facing walls and floor out, sprayed some icynene spray foam insulation and sheetrocked things back up. I used to work for an outfit that did the sprayfoam so that was a really nice score.