Hey there! The polar vortex has officially hit Oklahoma. We were near 80 degrees yesterday and have a high of 40 today. Yikes. I've been anticipating the colder weather and working like crazy in between some big events to finish up lots of projects that needed to be done outside. Over the weekend, I finished spraying all of the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, 2 nightstands, 4 lamps, and a headboard. And created a fantastic mess in the garage (much too windy to spray paint outside, even though the weather was nice).
Although I've finished that portion of the kitchen painting, I'm just now staring on all of the base framework. First I have to tackle this little section near the sink. When we did our big kitchen remodel 4 years ago and swung out that section of the counter in order to make room for a larger island, a weird spot was left that I didn't anticipate and didn't know what to do with. So, I just added some molding to try and camouflage it until I could figure out what to do.
Here's what I came up with: On the right, I'm cutting an opening and adding a tall door. It will give more access to the area under the sink (I can slide large platters or my electric griddle through there). On the left, I'm adding a wider drawer front and new wider door below to balance things out. I'm not cutting out any of the frame there because there's a divider behind it, so the new drawer front and door will just cover some of that frame up. Not a perfect solution, but I think the new doors will look great and are the best option for what I have to work with. I'll show you a close up of how it turns out when I'm finished.
As I mentioned on Instagram, I'm definitely not an open shelf person! The doors have all been off for about 2 weeks now and it's driving me crazy. I will say that it's nice and easy to get things out and put them away, but I'll still be doing a happy dance when those doors go back on. You can really see the difference between the old and new paint color here.
The brass pulls are looking oh so pretty on the drawers-
but for the doors I have some decisions to make. Have you seen these gorgeous new knobs from Hobby Lobby? I was there on Saturday trying to round up knobs, and saw these for the first time.
Brass and glass, $2.50 each on sale!!!
I'm trying to decide if they're substantial enough. Here are my top two choices. The knob on the left is from HL also, but I've sprayed the ORB backplate to match the brass. I love the fresh, modern look of the one on the right, just trying to decide if the size is right. I welcome your input in the comments!
Option two is an oversized cabinet knob with a backplate (to be sprayed brass). But, do you see the drawback here? The post isn't long enough to go all the way through the door. I think we could drill a larger pocket hole about 1/2" through the back to be able to attach the nut, so that might work. These also don't project as far out as the other knob, which would be good to have more clearance around the doors.
I asked for opinions a few weeks ago. I really thought I would paint them black, but the more I thought about a black island, the stainless fridge, and black doors right there together, it just wasn't feeling right. We'll try this out for now and can always change them up later.
I'm also stripping the paint off of all the brass cabinet (40) and door (16) hinges. Not hard, but slightly tedious. I've finished the hinges for the pantry doors and they're looking good!
Craigslist came through and I found a great rug for in front of the sink-
And I have one or two more surprises under wraps right now (I'm waiting to see if the plans in my head will work!) that you'll just have to stay tuned for. I can't wait for my own kitchen reveal, mainly because that means my work will be done!
I'll leave you with a reminder of my pretty inspiration photo... Happy Tuesday everybody!
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