Thursday, November 10, 2005

pickles_ca's Kitchen

Pickles Adel cream

Posted by pickles_ca (My Page)

Here is the link to my pictures – they are not in order due to the way that photobucket uploads.
We live in an old country farmhouse built in 1889 and I was hoping to update the kitchen, keeping some ‘oldness’.
We ripped out the cabinets in mid June. No structural changes – just new drywall and plaster on the walls.
One goal of this renovation was to have a larger area for the table so I could have lots of people over for family celebrations. Unfortunately – we had to cover our old wood floors in order to get the entire floor to be one level. (You win some – you lose some).

Floors are Brazilian cherry
Range is Kenmore Elite 5 burner gas
Dishwasher is Kenmore
Fridge is Maytag (will buy a new one….)
Sink is a Harsa fireclay (cannot recommend)
Faucet is a Brizo Floriano
In cabinet and under cabinet lighting are xenon
Pendants are stained glass from a local lighting store
Paint is BM Alexandria Beige HC77
Soapstone counters
Perimeter cabinets are Ikea Adel Cream
Island is Ikea Fagerland painted with a custom BM mix

Yet to do:
Paint the light fixture over the table to look like ORB
Persian runner for between the sink and stove
New fridge
Stain the island stools black

For Ikea buffs: see this page too:

The island is the Fagerland door style. I sanded the doors and side panels and painted them with 3 coats of oil based BM paint. – custom mix to look like Debbie Travis’ ‘Porto’. I was going to rub them down with steel wool to antique them – but now I’m just going to let regular use in our home wear them down a bit.

My counter height is a bit higher than most – so I beefed up the baseboard with a store bought one that I painted with melamine paint to match the cabinets.
I painted the crown moulding to match as they do not sell one for Adel cream.

After much debate I lowered the butcher block area to appr. 34.5" – I am so glad I did this – and I’m also glad that I kept the two top drawers – at first I was going to take them off – so that the bottom of the cabs would like up nicely – but you don’t even notice the difference in distance from the floor and the 2 drawers are well used.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pickles Adel cream


Anonymous said...

Hi. Looks great! I'm thinking about using Adel Cream. What paint did you use to match?