gam51's Kitchen

DIY Original Stained Oak Creatively Retrofitted into Distressed Off-White Kitchen

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Posted on Sat, Jan 10, 09
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We took the kitchen from an oak that was turning an orange we weren’t crazy about to a painted, distressed and glazed off white. Some of the pics look more yellow (darn lighting). The off-white color shows the more accurate color of cabinets and walls. The upper cabinets were all 30" cabinets that we added crown molding and an undercabinet trim to so they would look taller. We added some wood to the one over the microwave to break up the heights. We added beadboard to the backs of the glass cabinets and on the ends.

We took down a wall and incorporated the hall into the kitchen gaining us about 44 inches of space. All perimeter cabinets were ones we re-used (green not cheap!). All but two were changed in some fashion by my DH.

DIY: We did all the work except for the soapstone/granite install. The total cost was less than $12,000 but we decided to add new Pella windows (installed by DH) since the walls were down so that added $2000.

Cherry Island. This is the one set of cabinets we ordered. It consisted of a bank of drawers, an upper wall cabinet on the end that was turned into a trash pullout, and some panels. DH built a base and made it all fit together. The granite is Crema Bordeaux. DH ran 2 pieces of flat ½ X 4 inch plate steel across the top of the cabinets and extended out to support the granite overhang where the 2 stools are.

Cabinet transformation:

Low Budget
Appliance Garage
Baking Drawer
Coffee Center
Counter-depth Frig
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Island with Seating
Lighting: Above Cabinet
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Pasta Bins
Plug inside Cabinet
Pullout Pantry
Rollout Trays
Spice Drawer


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