Hubby and I have decided that the design world needs a new trend. Open shelving is so been-there-done-that but open drawering is streets ahead. It’s a great way to show off your gorgeous silverware!
I’m kidding, of course, although Hubby seems to be getting a little too attached to this sloppy system. He’s dismayed by the amount of time we previously wasted opening, and closing, pesky drawers. Where is our kitchen counter? Most of it is propped up on saw horses in the dining room, of course! (We kept the bit with the sink for now).
|Actually, this is a super handy craft surface and I’ll be sad to see it leave . . .|
Since you last saw the kitchen . . .
. . . my Dad and I removed the upper cabinets. We started on the tile, too, but the Walking Dead was on so Handy Hubby took over. Half of the drywall decided it couldn’t live without the tile so it went too. New drywall has been added to the list of things to do. Already the lack of upper cabinets has made our smallish kitchen seem airier and less 1998. Is post-apocalyptic a style?
In addition to tearing the kitchen apart, I also finally finished painting the ceiling and then we replaced the constantly buzzing fluorescent light with my trusty Ikea light fixture.
Most importantly, I started painting the cabinets turquoise!! The turquoise paint is definitely BOLD. I haven’t actually finished painting the cabinets yet, but I’m close. Already it commands attention. Seeing my favorite colour splashed across the cabinets has been hugely motivational.
Even more motivational: Hubby is making the most amazing solid maple counters. His Dad is a talented woodworker and has led the creation of them so they will be furniture-grade gorgeous. I had planned on buying construction grade, super inexpensive lumber at Home Depot, but Hubby’s Dad picked out some stunning solid maple from his supplier. Truthfully the counters will be waaaaay too nice for this temporary kitchen spruce, but when we move on to phase II we can reclaim them and make a table or cut them down for the weird little fishroom.
I much prefer showing a room off when it’s a little less desconstructed, but then you can’t to follow along with the progress, which is half the fun! But I will admit that I feel sheepish about sharing the giant mess that accompanies our progress. Next time you see the kitchen the cabinets will be completely painted, the counter will stained and installed, and we will be getting to work on a nifty backsplash . . .