finished kitchen cabinets!


Posted: February 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: kitchen, progress, woodworking | No Comments »


finished kitchen cabinets!

finished kitchen cabinets!

Mike and I just installed the final cabinet in the kitchen! They’re all in now! Let’s celebrate for a minute: we totally made these cabinets ourselves! Every single bit of them! (except the knobs and hinges, which we bought.) My dad helped us a whole lot and made a bunch of the hardest parts like drawers and drawer slides. Thanks Richard! Not only are these beautiful and flawless in their function, I think we picked a pretty great color of green for these. (All those little sticky notes in the pictures? That’s our notes to remind us what goes in which drawers. Since it’s all a little new, we still need help remembering where to put everything.)

finished kitchen cabinets! finished kitchen cabinets!
the skinny cabinet

The last cabinet was the skinniest. This little tiny one goes next to the oven, to hold flat stuff like baking sheets and cutting boards.

The remaining “open” spot is where the dishwasher will go. Someday. We’re not really in a rush to get one, so for the moment we just store the dog food in there, and I think I’ll make a curtain to hang there so it looks prettier in the meantime. If you want to look back at the long long process of planning and building our cabinets, there are lots more posts and pictures!

kitchen: new lights, finished cabinets

Just for fun, let’s look back at the same kitchen view, as it’s changed through the years:

June 20, 2011=
June 20, 2011

drilling the first hole

January 16, 2011

kitchen

December 16, 2010

April 17, 2010

April 17, 2010

March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

realtor's photo of the kitchen, 2007

realtor’s photo of the kitchen, sometime before 2008.

Next… on to the upper shelving. We’re going to do open shelves instead of upper cabinets. They’re already on the workbench in the wood shop, but no photos yet, so stay tuned…



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