A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News: Kindness Craft Challenge   Vote for your favorite entry by Sunday, October 15!
Total Members: 314,458
Currently Running With Scissors:
229 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Opened up our tiny kitchen!  (Read 3494 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 651
Joined: 03-Dec-2008

I aim to misbehave!

View Profile WWW
« on: November 14, 2010 08:58:00 PM »

My husband and I bought our first house about 5 years ago...we love everything about it except the yucky tiny kitchen.  The house was built in 1975 and it would seem the kitchen was an afterthought.  *L*

So before...there was a suspended cabinet hanging between the kitchen and the diningroom.  It made the kitchen very dark and confined. (excuse the mess...we have a LOT of stuff)

So, we took down the hanging cabinet and moved it to the back wall.  We lowered it so we had space on the top  for my cow collection (a collection my husband makes fun of  *L*)  Then I cut the center out of the cabinet doors and put in chicken wire with fabric behind it.  The fabric can be changed out.

I love it.  It's so much more open!   Grin  I just have to remember that the cabinet was moved and try not to run into it when I make that corner to the laundry room.  *L*

I run with scissors.....it makes me feel DANGEROUS!!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010 09:09:23 PM »

nice job!!  Love the light fixtures.  What kind of tiles are above the cabinet?

Catch a Falling Star & Put It In Your Pocket, Never Let It Fade Away.
Catch a Falling Star & Put It In Your Pocket, Save It For A Rainy Day.
Offline Offline

Posts: 651
Joined: 03-Dec-2008

I aim to misbehave!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 09:13:00 PM »

The tiles along the top of the cabinets are just ceramic tiles in cream and terracotta. I couldn't find tiles that I loved that went with our fall-ish theme...I found some scrapbooking stickers of fall leaves...so I stuck them to the white tiles.    Grin
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010 07:08:36 AM by ShannonMB » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I run with scissors.....it makes me feel DANGEROUS!!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010 08:25:39 AM »

What a nice change!  I love that you didn't really lose any storage space.
Offline Offline

Posts: 239
Joined: 04-Jul-2010

Proud Marine Wife, Crochet & Spinning Addict

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 12:35:23 PM »

Wow that looks so much better! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010 10:04:50 AM »

thats so smart!! love the changeable fabric Smiley
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 01:12:04 AM »

that's awesome! and nice that you didn't lose any storage!   

 had to be such a satisfying feeling to make such a small, but drastic change!  congrats on the sweet kitchen
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010 01:36:18 PM »

Most people are afraid of ripping out cabinets, but way to go!!!  Your kitchen looks far more aproachable!!!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Mini Top Hat
They Only Love You For Your Brain
Meatless Monday: Creamy Spinach and Potato Baked Eggs

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.