Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kitchen Remodel in Progress...Few More Vintage Pieces Added...

We are still in the process of remodeling our kitchen, and have added a few more vintage treasures to the design. First up is an old set-back cabinet that I'm in the process of stripping down to the old heart of pine wood, and it fits perfectly by our gas stove. Perfect storage piece for chefs, like my hubby!


I can't tell you how many pieces I've researched to use as our kitchen island. However, a very dear friend of mine, scored this awesome piece for us and I think its the one. And old workbench found in a garage from a former mechanic, this piece screams industrial! I have been cleaning it now every other day (when time and my children permit) to get it to a sanitary condition. Removing oil, and other nasty car stuff from the hand made butcher block top.  If you have never heard of Krud Kutter (local hardware stores carry it) I strongly suggest you get it for your next gunk, grime, cleaning project. I love this stuff! I actually used it on our pine wood floors and they turned out beautiful! No stripping, go figure! The base is awesome with its heavy piped legs, galvanized bottom shelf and a huge galvanized single drawer with a brass pull. It even has the original metal label on the bottom of it! Counter height and is perfect for extra seating with our mix/match bar stools. I can't wait to start using it!!!





Another fantastic vintage find is this old hardware/tool cabinet that I will use in our mud room off of the kitchen for extra storage. Linens, serving platters, etc. I love this piece and can't wait to get into the kitchen. My nights and weekends have been lovingly stripping, cleaning and restoring these wonderful vintage treasures for our kitchen. So who cares if I can't cook? I'm building my dream kitchen and adding loads of vintage charm to it. Wish you could stop by for a cup of coffee once its complete!