Tuesday, April 17, 2007

a little more of the kitchen & some answers...

Another peek at the still unfinished kitchen, ie. the unfinished wall and missing window trim. But the farmhouse sink, countertop, and bridge faucet are all in place and I 'm very happy with them!

I have some moonflower seeds soaking, which I'm going to plant in peat pots to get an early start. This year I'm going to try them in a pot on the back porch and let them grow up a trellis so we can really enjoy them every evening.

I thought I would take the time to answer some recent questions. I know I've not been good at all about getting back you all with answers, so I will try to make up for it now~

Is there anyway that you can tell us how you made the countertops? And also how do you keep them looking good?

The countertops are made from oak gymnasium flooring that was never used and was kindly given to us. It came in long lengths about 8 inches wide; my husband joined it with biscuits to the proper width and cut it to length. He ran it through his jointer and planer, and did lots & lots of hand sanding. I finished it with a wipe-on polyurethane ~ about 12 coats in all, sanding between each. We have yet to see how they hold up ~ so far, so good!


Did you paint your cabinets? If so..was it labor intensive and what kind of paint did you use?

I did, and am still painting the kitchen cabinets. It is a time-consuming job ~ wash, sand lightly or use liquid sandpaper (or both), coat with primer, and then apply two coats of paint. I'm using Behr's Premium Kitchen & Bath paint in Cottage White.

Lovely old stepstool..reminds me of my grandmother..don't know why..But doesn't it get slippy with that plastic ?

After standing on top of the stepstool a lot lately, I can say it is not slippery at all. As a matter of fact, the plastic actually provides some grip.

I love your ironing table! Is it difficult to iron shirts on it?

I've tried it out quite a bit by now and have found I can iron a shirt quite well on it. Of course, I don't think I'm the best at pressing shirts, but I like to do a nice job. I've found that by positioning it a certain way on the corner of the table works well. So far, it's worked great for everything except dresses, so it looks like I will have to hang on to my vintage wooden ironing board for those.

8 comments:

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  2. Argh! Sorry about the comment from the mysterious B. I couldn't figure out what happened to my name as commenter, clicked on the name and realized it was my sons new blogger account. *sigh* I love it when they (my children) grow up and begin spreading their wings and blooming, but ... they do have a tendency to tramp about a bit in their parent's space while they're doing it!

    Anyway back to my original comment - lol! I am so glad someone asked about your counter tops because I had wondered the same thing! They are gorgeous!!

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  3. Just a note to tell you I recieved the peg back and I LOVE it!! It will look so sweet in my laundry room... Thanks so much!
    Lea

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  4. I think the counter top is so beautiful. You're fortunate to have someone in your life has the skills and the time that can make such wonderful things happen like that.

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  5. Boy I love your countertop! I feel your pain about painting your kitchen cabinets! I painted mine and I was so over it after I did the just the first coat. It really took all I had to do the second. But it'll be beautiful when it's done!

    Manuela

    P.S. Moonflowers are great, I grow them every year. Growing them in a pot on your porch is a great idea!

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  6. Anonymous6:22 AM

    i think good countertop can add a luxurious look into your kitchen.

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  7. Boy I love your countertop! I feel your pain about painting your kitchen cabinets! I painted mine and I was so over it after I did the just the first coat. It really took all I had to do the second. But it'll be beautiful when it's done!

    Manuela

    P.S. Moonflowers are great, I grow them every year. Growing them in a pot on your porch is a great idea!

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  8. Just a note to tell you I recieved the peg back and I LOVE it!! It will look so sweet in my laundry room... Thanks so much!
    Lea

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