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Offline CarpMillCab

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Kitchen Renovation
« on: August 25, 2022, 08:21 PM »
Hey all,

We decide last year to do some updating of our  old kitchen. The cabinets are maple with a light stain and since they’re in good condition we chose to paint them and I built new drawers with Blum tandem slides to replace the old ones. The solid surface counters are in good shape and the color is not too bad so we kept that too. My wife made that call, she said considering my track record  if I start to remove the old counters I’ll keep right on going and tear the whole kitchen out. Replacing the old awkward island was a little more involved. I took the island out and replaced it with a peninsula that has a Siberian elm countertop.

Original cabinets

A few fresh coats of paint

Old island

New peninsula going in

Painted and ready for the new countertop

A friend of mine milled this Siberian elm log and he just happened to sawed right through the middle of a pruning knot which I made a centerpiece of the top.

Milling the breadboard ends

Finished and installed. I filed all the knots and cracks with West systems epoxy and also used it as a sealcoat. The topcoats are minwax satin poly. That’s a pop up outlet towards the end of the top, we use it all the time. Overall I spent almost a year from when we started painting to final completion. Between work, visiting our kids and general busyness of life it was hard to find a lot of time to work on it.
Thanks for taking a look!


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Offline 4nthony

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 10:52 PM »

What a difference a coat of paint can do to brighten up a kitchen. Looks good, nice work on the new countertop and the breadboard end.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 11:55 PM »
Love the Siberian Elm countertop...stunning...good job.

Online luvmytoolz

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2022, 05:07 AM »
Beautiful work!

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2022, 03:55 AM »
That looks fabulous, Mike. The countertop is an especially beautiful piece of work. Heaven only knows how much it would have all cost for the same work to have been done by a contractor. I certainly know what I would have charged …

Best wishes from the UK.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2022, 06:19 PM »
Very nice. That is quite a change. The paint alone was dramatic and bringing the wood "back" with that top it takes it to the next level. It looks great.
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Offline neilc

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2022, 07:35 PM »
Fantastic update.  Really nice work!

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2022, 09:59 PM »
Looks great, well done.


Offline obaibullah

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2023, 02:16 AM »
That's great to hear about your kitchen renovation! I bet it looks amazing.
If I were you, I'd consider replacing that microwave range hood with a more traditional model. It just gives the kitchen a classic and timeless feel, you know? But hey, that's just my personal preference. Check out this website, They have some amazing range hoods that'll elevate your kitchen to the next level!
Overall, I bet the kitchen looks sick with those white cabinets and updated features. Keep on keepin' on with those home improvement projects!
« Last Edit: February 06, 2023, 04:41 AM by obaibullah »

Offline Heathwarren

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2023, 07:24 PM »
That looks great. I’ve always been scared to paint kitchen cabinets myself. There’s no going back if you screw it up.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Kitchen Renovation
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2023, 10:30 AM »
Very nice! Love that Elm top
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