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My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Posted by marciab10 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 17, 09 at 23:03

I posted a month or so ago my sad saga about our cabinet maker going out of business just about the time we were ready for install.. after many $$$ & much time lost, . we do finally have our dream kitchen... And dream home..

This was new construction, and we were owner/builders.

Cream Cabinets- Hampshire Cabinet Company
Maple -Youngstown beaded inset Parchment paint-brushed medium distressing, Van Dyke Brown glaze
Alder Island, Black Island, and Black Beverage center, custom made Jason Maechtle Carpentry (contracted after first cabinet maker went BK)
Granite- Persian Sand
Custom Walnut top made by Midwest Trim/Elburn Il
Cabinet Hardware- Baer Oil Rubbed Bronze
Floors- Hand scraped Walnut- Don Snow Flooring/ Elgin Il
Hardware- Baer- oil rubbed bronze
Sinks- Copper Farm Sink bought online from Manhattan Design
Lacquer Finish - Flat Patina- Coffee Surface- Smooth
Faucets- Danze
Lighting- Capital - Westwood in English Chestnut
Appliances- 42 in GE Monogram Fridge
48 in GE Monogram Cook top with Grill and Griddle
GE Monogram double convection ovens
GE Monogram Beverage Fridge
GE Monogram Icemaker
GE Profile Microwave
FP Dishdrawers
Backsplash - DIY tile bought from the Tile Store
Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Oakwood Manor
Chairs and Barstools- Artistica Marquess
Kitchen Table- Martha Stewart/Bernhardt- purchased at a clearance center, and had refinished to match our cabinets.. base- cream- top alder
Pantry- custom made shelves by trim carpenters
Floor- Mexican Saltillo Tiles
Appliances- GE French Door Fridge

The 3 things I like the best in my new kitchen..
1. The Walk In Pantry
2. The lighting..(doesnt show well in pictures)
3. The Flooring

The 2 Things Id do differently
1. Dont like the mircowave set low in an island, might try to switch out later for a micorwave drawer, or might move to the panty
2. Previously had a Monogram 48 in fridge.. Thought with the 2nd fridge in the pantry AND a beverage fridge the 42 would be fine.. Wish I went with the 48

My New Kitchen



Beverage center

eating area

Here is a link that might be useful: More pictures

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Very nice kitchen!

It's beautiful overall, but what really took my breath away was your eating/breakfast nook and that view! What a wonderful space you've created!

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

marciab 10,
I love your kitchen and I think mine will end up looking a lot like yours. Is the trimwork in the surrounding areas knotty alder? Do you remember the stain color?
Also, how do you like your GE Monogram appliances? I have purchased the same ones except I went with the 48 inch frig and I am also going to have the advantium. Do you like your Danze bridge faucet? What about the walnut countertop? I have 6 kids and wonder if a wood countertop would hold up.

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

I am just starting my kitchen. Your kitchen is the look I am going for. It is gorgeus. Would you mind emailing me better pictures. jojojohnston@comcast. The last part of address is not com but net. Not sure if we can ask for this but Oh well thanks. I would be truly grateful. I am torn between granite and wood on my island.

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Haven't checked here in awhile~ glad I did

michellemarie- Our trim is all knotty alder. I went and looked for the stain, it was a dark walnut stain.

I am very happy with all the appliances. My only two regrets, I still regret. The fridge isn't that big a deal, but I really don't like the low microwave.

I didn't want the Danze bridge faucet. I liked the look, but thought it would be a pain to clean around. DH won that decision. No big deal to clean around. Glad we got it.(don't tell him though ~ (:

The walnut countertop is pretty durable. Just have to remember not to put anything hot on it, like we can on granite. I don't think I'd like it in my whole kitchen, but for the island I love the way it looks. Good luck! Will be looking forward to your pictures.

jojo, I will email you a link to better pictures

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Absolutely beautiful kitchen,exceptional finishes and attention to detail.

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

All I can say is......OOOOOH LALA! ;o)

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Thank you! After a little over a year, I still love being in my kitchen!

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

This is a really old thread, but I found it when I was going through my bookmark bar and I just wanted to say: I love your kitchen. It is beautiful, and your home looks stunning. Love the floor, the beams, your cabinets, everything! My new home/kitchen are completed, but your kitchen was one I had saved for "inspiration". I hope you are still enjoying the fruits of your labor:)

RE: My Old World Kitchen~Better Late than Never

Congratulations on turning a difficult time with your cabinet debacle into a fabulous and beautiful kitchen! It makes me less worried that at some point my new reno we'll be finished and hopefully have a finished kitchen as beautiful as yours.

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