Thursday, May 11, 2006

tinylady's Kitchen

Kitchen done and my marriage survived

Contact: tinylady (My Page)
Posted on Wed, May 10, 06
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Category: Small kitchen, DIY kitchen, Budget kitchen


Everything but making the doors was DIY. All prices are approximate.
  • Cabinets: Boxes were made from Maple plywood where they would not be seen. Cabinet that sides would be seen were made from oak plywood. Drawer fronts are made from Oak plywood. Everything was sealed and edge banded with oak. Panel for fridge and fancy vent top was from another place and oak did not match that well, but it will stay for now. Countertop was edged with oak, as with both doorways. Cabinet boxes, made by Hubby: 1000.00, Cabinet door and hardware: 1000.00
  • Countertop: Wilsonart Sunstone: 400.00
  • Faucet: Marietta: 203.00
  • Floor: Mannington: 950.00
  • Dishwasher: Maytag: 400.00
  • Tiles and Mural: 150.00
  • Fridge: counter depth on sale Home Depot: 1000.00
  • Solid Oak nook table, custom made by the Omish: 1000.00
  • Window, Home Depot special order: 1200.00
  • Tiffany light over table, Lowes: 150.00
  • Ceiling Light, box by DH, 45.00
  • Exhaust Fan, Home Depot: 130.00
  • Microwave, Lowes: 95.00
  • Glass in doors: 85.00
  • Garden view, by tinylady: 5 years in the making, price, alot.
  • Construction to raise ceiling and paint, redo all wiring, lumber for framing, stain and supplies,new tools for hubby, etc. Let me add up DH Home Depot card for the last I think it was close to 4000.00
  • Total cost around 12,000.00 to 13.000.00


housewitch's Kitchen

housewitch's Kitchen

Contact: housewitch (My Page)
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  • Cabinets: custom cabinets in alder with a pecan stain
  • Countertop: antique heart pine counters
  • Floor: Portstone floors in the "Richmond" color scheme
  • Sink: Herbeau apron front sink
  • Faucet: Price Pfister "Marielle" faucet in stainless
  • Ovens: Bosch 7-series double ovens, convection over standard
  • Oven hood: Five Star 600 cfm stainless hood
  • Cooktop: Bosch 5-burner electric cooktop
  • Frig: KA counter depth stainless bottom-mount frig
  • Icemaker: KA undercounter icemaker in stainless
  • Dishwasher: Bosch dishwasher with cabinet panel


marylynnnc's Kitchen

Finished white kitchen

Contact: MaryLynnNC (My Page)
Posted on Tue, May 9, 06
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  • Cabinets: by Ronald Garrell (local cabinetmaker) white inset with glass uppers, no toe kicks
  • sinks: Kohler cast iron
  • faucets: American Standard Standard Collection
  • countertop: Bianco Marble laminate by Pionite (faux marble)
  • range: 48" Wolf with 6 burners & griddle, Wolf hood
  • DW: Miele
  • refrigerator: 15 year old GE
  • pantry: Broyhill Attic Heirlooms
  • paint: RH Silver Sage
  • floor: 5" wide red oak diy finished with Waterlox tung oil
  • lighting: Rejuvenation
  • hardware: Restoration Hardware
  • plugmold on back of island
  • beadboard ceiling
The kitchen is about 18x20 to the end of the island.
We really do like the plugmold. All the small appliances are stored underneath it. Just pull one out and plug it in, when finished it is easy to put away.
The floor wasn't too bad to do once we got the hang of it. I am pleased with the tung oil finish. Perfect for the farmhouse feel.
We have a 3 inch overhang on the countertops to compensate for the lack of toekick area. It is working out fine. No kicks yet!

Posted by: jenswrens (My Page) on Tue, May 9, 06
I was just about to ask the name of your marble. But then I looked at your's laminate! Wow!

Posted by: flyleft (My Page) on Tue, May 9, 06
Pionite should pay you to shoot an ad in your kitchen. Seriously.

Posted by: marylynnnc (My Page) on Wed, May 10, 06
flyleft, DH agreed with you. I think he is actually going to send Pionite some pictures. We'll see what happens. We sure did use a lot of their product didn't we!


salbwil's Kitchen

salbwil's Kitchen

Contact: salbwil (My Page)
Posted on Wed, May 10, 06
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  • Cabinets....Crown-Point
  • Counters....soapstone from Vt. Soapstone and butcher block
  • Oven and cooktop...Dacor
  • Fridge.....SubZero
  • Flooring is the existing floor that we worked around as we liked it. It's quarry tile laid herringbone.
  • Tile: Meredith subway and liner.


cliff_and_joann's Kitchen

DIY Shaker Kitchen completed

Contact: cliff_and_joann (My Page)
Posted on Tues, May 2, 06
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  • Cabinets: Quarter-sawn Shaker cabs designed and custom made by CliffandJoann
  • Dish washer: Frigidare
  • Microwave: Frigidare
  • Refrigerator: GE Proline
  • Sink: Franke
  • Faucet: Price Pfister.
  • Fan: Hunter, antique bronze
  • Granite: Cream Bordeaux
I had been thinking of replacing 20 year old my kitchen cabinets for several months and was making sketches for awhile. We put in a new DIY kitchen in 1985, designed it ourselves, and made major changes at that time. Moved around appliances, changed stove to the opposite wall next to the fridge, and put in a floor bay window in the breakfast room. The old kitchen cabs were white Formica with honey oak trim (store bought) and white Formica counters. The new kitchen is Quarter-sawn Shaker cabs designed and custom made by us. This was quite a leap from my all white kitchen.

Basically we followed the same design, and all the appliances and sink stayed in place. We changed the design of the cabs and took advantage of the open area over the cabs by pushing up and out several of the cabs... the two cabs flanking the microwave, and the 4 cabs on the other side by the sink area were pushed out and up higher. All the cabs that were pushed up, were pushed up 5 inches and were pushed out 2 inches ... We made 6 of the cabs that were pushed up and out display cabs with glass inserts. We also raised up the cabs over the fridge 5 "and made a garage on top of the fridge, for large platters and trays.

The mirrors are the original mirrors we installed in 1985, we both had an angel on our shoulders, when we pulled off the 10 foot long mirror and again an angel was on our shoulders, when we reinstalled the mirrors after the granite was in place .We cut new mirrors for on top and along side the stove, originally that was a Formica back splash. The black grill we placed over the stove, I just came across in Pier one

MY DH built the cabs from white quarter-sawn oak.. We purchased 60% quarter-sawn and 40% rift. Our original intention was to use rift for the rails and styles and the quarter-sawn for the flat panel inset. We started with the narrow 6 end cabs, using quarter-sawn oak for the flat panels, and also the doors over the microwave, and they looked great. However, when I saw the bigger cabs done that flanked the 4 glass display cabs done with the quarter-sawn panels, with all the rays and flecks it was too busy for me...I liked the smaller cabs with rift in the rails and styles and quarter sawn in the flat panels, however, I wanted the larger cabs all done in rift, so that it was more uniform, also the larger cabs with the rift panels was a bit more dressy and formal... so back to the mill we went for more rift.
We managed to use all the quarter-sawn on the narrow cabs and drawers and also for the top moldings, door molding and floor moldings. I kept making changes along the way, but that�s part of the fun. I love the 7 little drawers we put under the glass display cabs. Actually, that�s how I got the brainstorm to push the cabs up that are by the sink, cause I wanted to make those little drawers.
Another big decision was the finish ...worrying about the finish keep me up at night. I knew from experience that staining pieces of wood to select a finish was not what it looks like when it�s all said and done, and you are looking at the kitchen cabinets in it's totality...We custom colored a blend of Pecan and English chestnut for the stain and finished it with 8 coats of original Waterlox. I am thoroughly delighted with the finish, it came out exactly the way I had it pictured in my mind. . Our galley kitchen is 8 x 10, so I didn�t want the cabs to be too dark, I did know for sure that I didn't want honey oak... I think the mirrors do a lot to widen the space.

The breakfast area is 9 x 12 .Just this past winter he made the little cookbook table (next to the table) and a new glass and oak top for the antique wroth iron table that was in our secret garden for years. The table was my DH's Grandfathers. We now have to redo the table top and the cookbook cab as well as the other two pantry cabinets (across from the table) in the breakfast room in quarter-sawn oak to match the kitchen cabs.

I'm very proud of his cabinetry work and proud of my design and finishing work�s extremely rewarding to design and create something from a pile of raw wood and a heap of imagination, and it was fun doing it together. With the exception of the granite, we did it all ourselves.