told would be impossible to move upstairs) is in fact upstairs and in
place. This is the last major piece of the puzzle to fall into place
in the kitchen. Now the upper cabinets can be picked up and the food
can be refrigerated. No more cereal for dinner!
right (prep counter) have a 12' long butcher block counter going on
top. The other 50% will be done once the fridge arrives (tomorrow?)
and the rest of the upper cabinets are picked up from ikea.
it looks awesome. Blake and Connor, carpenters from North Andover,
have begun installing 2x8 sheets of 1/4" oak plywood. The pieces are
staggered like bricks and will cover the entire wall and ceiling.
We began assembling the ikea cabinets as well, they're black stained
oak which looks nice against the blonde wood. That's the slide-in
range we scored from craigslist. After we have a height for the
counter, we'll cut out the plywood at the backsplash and add the red
We bought a stainless fridge, just need a dishwasher... In Black Or
Stainless. Butcher block countertops will be in next week. It's
really thin kind that mount to the top of the drawer and are more
invisble. Today I came across a brass hand-pull, which I've always
liked. I wonder if this would go alright with the stainless? I like
the idea of juxtaposing modern, self-closing black oak cabinets with
old fashioned brass fixtures. The other concern is what I would use
for the upper cabinet hardware.
see what they had in their overstock room. I brought back a box of
their 'poppy' field tiles for the backsplash behind the stove. It was
the perfect amount of tile to do the whole 7 foot counter. And the
proportion of the tile (2x9) matches the size of the tiled area
perfectly. I like it when things work out!
Also, the plywood walls and ceiling are very close to being done!