frenchkitty's finished kitchen
Contact: frenchkitty (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 29, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/frenchkitty_photos/
- Cabinets: Cypress cabinets were made to look old, and I put old style hardware on them from Antiquehardware.com. I distressed the cypress with assorted tools, gave it a light stain and sealed with Briwax. Cabinet paint is SW Ivoire in satin latex.
- Granite is New Venetian Gold granite
- Backsplash: tumbled travertine from Lowe's
- Floors are Old Chicago split brick.
- Knobs are ORB Emtek as were all my glass doorknobs throughout my house. I love old things, but I wanted modern convenience!
- Viking Stove all gas 48"
- Viking range hood
- Bosch dishwasher (love, love, love it!)
- KitchenAid fridge
- Rohl Shaw's original sink
- the spice rack is Thompson's Spice Carousel (http://www.zaccardis.com/olde-thompson-revolving-spice-rack.html)
- My doors in my house are old cypress doors from tear-downs in New Orleans (found BEFORE Katrina)
- Walls: SW Blonde, Ceiling: SW Navajo White, trim SW Dover White, cabinets I did myself with SW Ivoire, chocolate glaze, and Minwax Sealer. Island is SW Black Iron with a gold glaze.
- curtain: Butterick Waverly pattern- B4760
- The pigs came from Hobby Lobby
Cabinets have three coats of SW Ivoire, sanded in between. Then I mixed three to one glaze to chocolate colored paint and wiped on and then right off (up and down strokes) with cheesecloth. I concentrated the glaze in the cracks and corners to make it authentic looking. I went through a huge box of cheesecloth I bought at Wal-M. Then three coats of Minwax poly, which gave it the creamy sheen. I have been using it for over a year and have no chips. A lot of steps, but really not hard, just waiting for the drying is the hard part because of the two sides. Oh, and the glazing is not hard. The trick is to not go over it more than once, because when the wet glaze hits the glaze already applied, it comes off! Once I realized that, it was a cinch!