My Refurbed Kitchen

Project by Blake posted 04-07-2008 01:23 AM 3419 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here it is. My Kitchen.

This kitchen was a dump when we moved in (along with the rest of the house.) There was a rusty old metal sink falling into a rotting brown laminated counter top, an old brown, rusty, nasty stove, no cabinets (just shelves), the worst wall paper you’ve ever seen, a flickering shop lamp for a light, etc.

The only thing I didn’t redo is the floor. I wish I could have but that’s where I stopped.

Anyway, I rebuilt the cabinets, installed a new deep porcelain sink (which I am proud to say I payed $40 for at a recycled building materials yard), all new plumbing, new tile counter tops, new stove, new paint throughout, new electrical and lighting fixtures (including under-cabinet lights), and a few other details here and there.

I found the green knobs at the flea market. I am a big fan of polished chrome or stainless knobs because it looks modern and classy. I might have done that if I hadn’t found these green knobs for such a deal. But I really like the green knobs a lot more and it fits the style and the colors so much better.

Our house is a small “rustic” cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains, and surrounded by Redwood and pine tree forest. So we have tried to make it as nice as possible while maintaining the “rustic” feel. So I thought it would be appropriate to use knotty pine throughout the kitchen, since it is also cheap and easy to work with. The large panels are 1/4” knotty pine plywood (about $60 bucks a sheet) in solid pine frames.

The paint in the kitchen is Lime green and Lemon yellow, with red accents such as tea pot, diner clock, blender, chili pepper lights, etc. It makes for a very “festive” look. Think of sipping a margarita in Mexico.

Here are some more photos:

I will try to get some photos of the rest of the kitchen later.

By the way, HERE is the original blog.

Boy did I learn a ton from all of these projects. It was a lot of fun.

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posted 04-07-2008 01:59 AM

hey that looks great blake ! how did you end up fixing the problem you had with the doors i couldnt see any sign of a fix in the pics . whatever you did it came out great

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posted 04-07-2008 02:05 AM

Great project, Blake. I’m sure that will increase your equity. Real nice job on everything. I like it.

-- Tim

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posted 04-07-2008 03:20 AM

Blake, The place looks great! The cabinets came out looking really nice. I like the other small items you made as well the shelves and such.
Nice find on the sink.


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posted 04-07-2008 06:54 AM

Redwood and pines…love it. Sounds like you two got a nice place there. I see your cabinet doors turned out real well. Counter top tile is nice. Don’t look like your cat approves of the molding though!

-- Dadoo!

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posted 04-07-2008 09:48 PM


I was looking at your photos and saw your cat. We have the same cat. I guess he must be at the your house, if we can’t find him here.

Nice work on the cabinets.


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posted 04-08-2008 03:08 PM

Well, it ain’t no dump no more. Kid. It sure looks cozy. Good job, Blake. My wife had those chilli pepper lights in our cow camp on the Walla Walla.

-- Thos. Angle, Owyhee Design, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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posted 12-15-2009 05:38 PM

You did an excellent job utilizing the space you had available. Everything looks great. Very good design and functional arrangement.

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posted 12-17-2009 06:06 AM

Great Lookin Job

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posted 12-24-2009 10:33 PM

This came out really well good job.

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