Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Some Last Words About the Kitchen Project

Before leaving the subject of our newly remodeled kitchen, I wanted to show you what it looks like with the new custom fused glass drawer pulls and cupboard knobs installed. Sorry this photo isn't very clear; I got up very early one morning to admire our work and the sun wasn't up (and the coffee wasn't on). 

The laboriously painted (primed, sanded, painted, sanded, painted) cupboards need all the protection they can get. In the past when I painted them we had no pulls and knobs, a situation which led to lots of unsightly wear and tear. Now we have beautiful and practical art installations in place to take care of that problem.

Emma is always pleased to show off her kitchen

Here is a close up photo of the knobs and pulls, designed and made by my very own sister, Jean. You can see and purchase her fused glass pieces--plates, jewelry, buttons, and kitchen hardware--at her Etsy shop, Jean Harris Fused Glass.

It took Bill and me a very long time to start this big kitchen project, and that's not a bad thing. In living with the kitchen in its original form for several years we knew which problems we wanted to fix, and we took care of them all. There's a place for everything that was formerly in view and making a big clutter: Trash slideouts in a dedicated cupboard, cleaning equipment storage, and lots more cupboard and workspace. We are very pleased with the results, and certainly very pleased with ourselves for doing all the work. 

Of course, in our house all rooms are continually evolving. I'm still not completely satisfied with all those white walls...


OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

The kitchen project turned out beautifully. So much work done with heart is always a pleasure to live with long after the effort. Your sisters work is so beautiful. It all looks wonderful.
I so understand the need for color. Although I am going the other way. Our living room has been a warm orange tone adobe color now for 9 years and I am ready for some warm beige. Never satisfied I guess.

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Pumpkin walls? Gets my vote! The kitchen looks wonderful and the knobs and handles are perfect!

Nan said...

Wonderful kitchen!

Linda said...

Beautiful kitchen!

Quiet Paths said...

That is super cute. I loved the fused glass accents!