Passing notes today: Mrs. Gosling
Hi Girls! Since we're talking kitchens, I wanted to share a recent kitchen project. Of course I forgot to capture a before picture. But here is a similar inspiration piece to keep in your mind.
have had a really awkward section of our kitchen that collected junk, I mean, family treasures?!? We also had a lack of storage to display any of our china and finer pieces.
Anyways - it was a waste of space. It was a weak attempt at throwing in bargain cupboards to sell unsuspecting young-ins a house. It worked, we BOUGHT it! We always knew we wanted to change it, but didn't know where to start. Well, Craigslist was just our GUY! We found an old 1940's hutch for $200. It needed a good cleaning, some TLC and a little minor construction - BUT it ended up being perfect.
|See the weird collection of cabinets/pseudo desk, left of the fridge. Well, it's gone!|
We had to separate the two pieces, remove some molding, relocate electrical and phone jacks. We brought in the "big guns" - our carpenter to help with most of this. After positioning the top piece, the electric was pulled through the top section to accomodate for a "phone caddy." Finally the piece was secured and in it's place. I sanded it 3 times, added 2 coats of KILZ primer and 3 coats of finish paint. Instead of using the old hardware, I freshened things up and purchased farm style hardware from Lowe's, in rustic black. I used Eddie Bauer Honeysuckle Bloom to match the rest of the house trim and fireplace.
We removed the hutch legs. The carpenter made new legs (out of 2 x 10" pine) to accomodate the heating unit offset. They really make the job look like a custom piece now.
What a difference! Who has "revived" a craigslist find out there? I would love to hear about your projects .... past, present or future!
Thanks for checking in,
Mrs. Kelly Comment: So pretty--like Ryan G.'s face. I'd be afraid that I'd start Eddie Bauer Honeysuckle Blooming up the cabinets next. That color is lovely! Nice job lady.
Mrs. Willams Comment: My favorite part of this project? Easy...the phone cubby. Actually all the cubbies. Why is cubby seeming like such a strange word all of a sudden? Nice revival Mrs. G!