Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kitchen Island Update

Not a great shot with my iPhone but here is a photo of the island with new black painted doors and the toe kick in place (not painted yet!)




















My new cabinet doors for the rest of the kitchen are in production and I should have them by mid-February.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Kitchen Update - New Cabinet Doors

We are busy bees this winter! There are a lot of projects we want to get done and one of them has been brewing in my head for about a year now. The beauty of my IKEA kitchen, besides the cost, is that you can easily give your kitchen an update by buying new doors.

I had originally bought a style called Fagerland which I then painted. And I was lazy and painted in latex rather than oil. So it just has not held up well and our kitchen is looking decidedly shabby. Not at all chic.

So I needed to find another IKEA door that was paint-able and when I Googled that this kitchen was the first I found. They used Tidalholm style doors and you can not tell this is an IKEA kitchen!
It's just gorgeous:
Old Farm House with IKEA painted cabinets

Shot of the Domsjo sink - same one as I have!

This is another kitchen I found online that used Tidalholm Painted Cabinets as well - and what I love about this kitchen is the toe kick.  I will be copying that!
Amazing.  However, since I dragged my feet on this IKEA has since discontinued the Tidalholm door style.  PULL MY HAIR OUT.  sigh.  And then through the lifesaving miracle of the internet I found this American company in North Dakota that makes CUSTOM doors for IKEA cabinets. Amazing!  They are Scherr's Cabinet and Doors, INC in Minot, North Dakota.

So I browsed their web site and found this simple shaker door style.  And they gave me a quote with the doors pre-primed and ready for me to paint!  I would have had them paint them, but they use Sherwin Williams Paints and I couldn't risk trying to translate my Benjamin Moore Cameo White.  Can you imagine ordering it all having it arrive and having the color be off?  So I will save myself some money and just paint them myself in OIL.





Tuesday, January 03, 2012

New Bath Vanities

So excited! I just ordered two new bath vanities for our master bathroom! When we built the house on our small budget we went with two pedestal sinks in our bathroom. They are beautiful Bancroft Kohler Pedestal sinks, but there is NO storage. And after 5 years it was really driving me nuts.

We have only 63 inches in which to put a vanity there and as most double vanities are 72 inches wide I was facing a problem. But then I found Martha Stewart's line at Home Depot and fell in love with these - and bought two of them! At 30" wide we are good to go!

There will be a domino effect as I will have to re-paint our bathroom . . . . stay tuned.



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