THE KITCHEN IS DONE!!
We just put up the final piece, the pantry door. The kitchen came with a nifty pull-out pantry, but it was missing its front. It's a custom size, so we couldn't find an off-the-rack cabinet face. But making it ourselves is better anyway, since we can do something unique and fun.
First, we cut a piece of white melamine to fit the door opening. Then we sealed up the cut edges with iron-on edging for a seamless look. We had talked about making the base door more elaborate, but our kitchen cabinets are simple flat fronts. This matches, and also blends nicely into the wall when closed. It's pretty slick.
And a simple door gave us space to play with funky handles. When we stumbled across a three foot long wooden fork and spoon at a salvage shop, I had to have them!
|And you know I had to paint them red.|
|Brett contemplates an extremely large plate of spaghetti. |
Also, yes, we are using the patio furniture as a sawhorse.
|Attempt #1. Cue imminent failure.|
Time for Attempt #2.
|So far, so good.|
That's when we realized we'd marked it upside down.
Classic Audrey and Brett style.
|Time to walk away for a little while...|
After much adjusting, kerjiggering, and hefting, we finally got the door installed in just the right spot. And it was so worth it!
|Food tastes more delicious when it comes from this pantry.|