Friday, March 11, 2011

Progress on the kitchen and dining rooms

This is far from perfect but it does look a bit like the real one. My MIL uses it in the dining room sort of as a china hutch. I couldn't bring myself to purchase the walnut stained one that HBS sells and then paint it white. Making it was a wiser choice even if it isn't exactly right. Since I've known hubby (for 34 years!) this cabinet has been black and then the white - I'm guessing that it's walnut under all the paint.

Mine is made from a leftover bit of hutch from the lower cabinets, a stamp block, some mini shingles, and random bits of wood and metal for trim and legs. I added packaging plastic for the "glass" door and beads for the handles.

This area is progressing nicely. I need a round or oval oak pedestal dining table and some chairs and a couple of stools for the snack bar. I also need curtains for the two windows and the big things are finished in these rooms. There is a large picture window in the real dining room on what is the back wall in this house. Since there are windows looking in when the front is closed I will put some sort of artwork on the back wall instead. Oh, I also need a ceiling fan for the dining room and a light fixture for the kitchen. This room is the farthest along.

4 comments:

April said...

that is SUCH a cute little hutch! i love the white. i don't think my abilities would allow me to take disparate bits and pieces and put them together like you do--it's really looking great!

Kim said...

The little hutch looks so nice- it's perfect! I am always amazed by how fast you move along De- everything is looking wonderful!! I feel very, very slow compared to you :)

Peggy said...

Isn't it miraculous how some leftover pieces of wood and metal and a few beads can transform in a beautiful cabinet? Very well done, it's amazing.
Huge mini hug

De said...

Thank you all so much!
April, I think you'd be surprised at what you can accomplish when you just start playing around with what you have on hand. For me, necessity truly does inspire invention. :)