Thursday, July 23, 2009

alaskangirl's Kitchen

Cream and Gold Traditional Kitchen with Arches

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Posted on Fri, May 8, 09
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  • Cabinets: Home Depot, American Woodmark, Savannah Maple Cream Glaze. We added all the detail to the island. I just went to the paint department and got some paint to match the cabinet door, then used it to paint our homemade picture frame mouldings and bracket. The island legs are actually stair balusters from Home Depot that were like 1/10th the price of buying them from the cabinet line. I also added nice baseboard trim at the bottom of the island.
  • Hardware: Restoration Hardware for the pulls in Chrome, and Lowes for the Chrome knobs.
  • Appliances: all from Sears - fridge is Whirlpool Gold CD, DW is Bosch (it came out of the old kitchen, and we just replaced the outer panel to match the other SS colors.), 27" wall oven is Frigidaire, larger range is Jennair downdraft convection, Sharp 24 inch microwave drawer.
  • Countertop: Kashimir Gold granite (hides everything!!)
  • Pendant Lights: Pottery Barn Kids in Stainless Steel
  • Backsplash: 1/2 inch polished marble mosaic (Marfel?)with standard white grout, bought at local tile place. Small bronze squares came from Home Depot. Chair rail came from Home Depot. Rope trim came from Lowes.
  • Faucet: Builder's grade one that I bought off ebay.
  • Valance on kitchen window: it's just fabric tacked up and scrunched with safety pins. Check out for instructions on this window 'mistreatment'. Awesome!
The old kitchen was about 12x12, and the new one is about 13x17. The island is just over 8 feet long, and 39 inches deep. We moved the sink window and enlarged it, added a walk-in pantry, and a soon-to-be computer nook with pass-thru to the kitchen. The fireplace was removed and then replaced, building it into the room and adding built-in cabinetry and surround sound. :) We installed oak flooring on the entire level. We had to have one support column where we removed a wall, so we just tricked it out a bit with moulding, and then added another 'fake' column on the wall by the stove.

Features:Counter-depth Frig
Downdraft Vent
Full Extension Drawers
Island with Seating
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Drawer
Pass Through
Sink >30"wide
Trash Pullout
Walk-in Pantry


danielle00's Kitchen

Old Farmhouse Kitchen with Quartersawn Oak Cabinets and Blue Milk Paint Island

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Posted on Fri, Mar 27, 09
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  • Cabinets: Crown Point frameless, old cupboard door, quartersawn oak perimeter w/ candlelight stain; island inset w/ slate blue milk paint
  • Counters: Green Mountain Original soapstone perimeter; Carrara marble island
  • Floor: Pine rescued from under two layers of vinyl & glue
  • Appliances: BlueStar range, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Bosch DW, Electrolux Icon wall oven; Prestige hood.
  • Sink: Ticor
  • Faucet: Kindred
  • Lights: Schoolhouse electric
  • Wall Color: BM Philadephia Cream at 75% intensity
  • Cabinet hardware: Crown Point
We have an old 1880 farmhouse. We removed a chimney, shifted a door, raised the windows and ended up with a ton more space. We wanted it to look like it belonged in the house-- Crown Point really helped us achieve the look we were going for.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

kimmieb's Kitchen

Pool House Guest House Small White Kitchen DIY

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Posted on Wed, Apr 15, 09
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  • Cabinets: original (either cypress or oak), primed with Zinsser water based primer and painted BM White Dove in Satin Impervo water based. Trim was repainted in same color. I left one of the cabinets as open shelving and I like it. We left the upper cabinets up as it is good storage for the purpose of this house.
  • Countertops: original formica
  • Sink: original
  • Appliances: original
  • Paint:
    Wall: BM Aura Flat in Fieldstone
    Ceiling: BM Aura Ceiling Paint flat in a 50% mix of the Fieldstone
  • Hardware: cabinet knobs & pulls from, silver satin finish.
  • Lighting: track light the pendant from Lowe's
  • Barstools: from
We bought a 1950s ranch that had an addition that included a separate pool house which was 8 years old and decided to remodel the pool house ourselves. We painted cabinets, walls, trim, ceiling in the apartment sized building. The existing real wood cabinets were stained with a light almost orangeish stain and were ugly but otherwise in good shape and were custom made overlay doors with raised panels. The knobs were the same wood as the cabinets.
I followed the instructions and advice mentioned on this forum as much as I could. DH sanded & then I primed with 2 coats of Zinsser water based primer from my local BM store for most of the cabinets.
We used BM Aura flat finish on the walls & used the BM Aura ceiling paint flat finish on the ceiling. The cabinets were primed with Zinsser water based primer and painted BM White Dove in Satin Impervo water based. I used good brushes as directed which were well worth it.
The Aura paint is beautiful. The color is very rich. The smell is not bad at all. As advised by other posters you have to work fast with it and not "work" it much. I did have to use 2 coats for sure even though some posters said they used 1. No way for this color. The color is beautiful and changes throughout the day from gray to blue depending on the light. For all of you posters looking for the perfect gray that is in the blue range in sunlight, I highly recommend it. You would never know by the paint card that it is this pretty. I also tested it before buying the Aura in the regular BM paint, not Aura and it wasn't nearly as vibrant. Because my local store didn't have the Aura machine, they had to order it in but, I can't tell you how happy I am that I did.
The cabinets are a white, white no yellow as far as I can see in the color. Very bright white, not creamy or any other color at all. If you don't want a bright white, don't use this color.

Bar with Seating
Lighting: Pendant
Open Shelving


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

wascolette's Kitchen

White/Yellow/Blue Kitchen with Lacanche Range

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Posted on Fri, Apr 17, 09
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  1. Cabinets: Custom built, painted BM Atrium White. Shaker style. Custom by Dave Carter, cabinet maker, Redondo Beach, CA.
  2. Countertops: Perimeter is Minas soapstone from Tom Shadley ( Installed by DH.
    sland is Calacatta marble .
  3. Island paint: P&L Copenhagen
  4. Wall paint: BM Barley
  5. Sink: 30" Rohl apron front
  6. Faucet: Hamat
  7. Floors: Kahrs Castle & Cottage engineered
  8. Range: Lacanche Cluny
  9. Refrigerator: KA 42" SXS (to be panelled)
  10. Dishwasher: KA (panelled)
  11. Hardware: Amerock Ambrosia in weathered nickel
  12. Pendant Lights: R.A.M. Lighting, model: Washington
  13. Bar Stools: from Ballard Designs (
Husband built house and we designed kitchen together. White shaker cabinets with soapstone counters and marble island. Lacanche range. Not all the way done. Still need to panel refrigerator, paint island corbels, finish toekicks, get new dining table, etc. But after 5 years of construction we're thrilled to have it 98% done.

Air Switch
Apron Sink
Cabinets: Base >24"deep
Cabinets: Base >36"high
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Counter-depth Frig
Cutting Board Storage
Dish Drawer
File Drawer
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Custom Hood
Inset Doors
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Prep Area (Multiple)
Prep Sink
Sink >30"wide
Trash Pullout
Unique Hardware
Unique Window
Walk-in Pantry
Water Filter