Over the past couple weeks I have been working on the kitchen cabinets which I made using Kris’ Matboard Tutorial. There is more to add later in terms of accessories such as linens, plants, a rug etc; however those will be taken care of once the entire house build is complete. After all the work to get the cabinets in place, I just HAD to play. So now you get a clear idea of where this room is headed.
Being pretty content with the outcome, I also intend to make a fridge and stove from mat board (the monitor top and gentleman are just for show)
Since there are many shots of the work along the way, I’m going to break it up into little sub-sections:
Counter top: I was aiming for Corian countertops.
Under the mini counter is an actual corian cutting board. I’m pretty happy with the mini version.
I used some jewelry wire and a jump ring for the drain.
Like Kris, I used fancy toothpicks for much of this.
Tip: The dremel bit that seems to be the best match for toothpicks is 3/32. It’s just slightly larger so you can slide the pick snugly into the opening, add a bit of glue and…
you’re golden. Again, I added teeny jump rings around the bases to give clean edges and some added detail.
I also made Kris’ bread box, only I substituted the rolling part with some bamboo from a dollar store place mat..
It opens and closes too
Graph paper is my friend, it helps me visualize and make precise measurements. As you can see it was very helpful here for the exact placement of the built-in wine rack.
All the pieces cut and bagged. I started with the open shelving since it was the least complicated and the sink as I knew it would be the most time consuming.
Mr. Piggy did get his final tone-down this morning
I want to say thank you a million times over to Kris for her wonderfully detailed tutorials. Without building cabinets from scratch (something I had intended to do with wood), the beacon hill kitchen can be tough to furnish. The windows were one of the things I loved about this room and did not want to omit them. This saved me a lot of coin and I love my Jadite Kitchen!
Here was my inspiration photo:
Found at Jadite Kate’s website. Click to visit.