Posted October 02, 2007
Looking for a Kitchen Pro!!!! Help!!! This is how Erin introduced herself to me via E-mail. Subsequent E-mails brought us together for a meeting and a plan was developed to move forward. As the scope of the project began to take shape, it became obvious that she had an artistic way of looking at things. Later I learned that she is indeed an artist and a very talented one at that.
Once we came to an understanding of just exactly was expected, I went about ordering material. The countertop was Corian (Cocoa Brown) with an off-white porcelain farm sink. The cabinets were to be re-faced with a real wood (natural cherry) finish with doors and drawer fronts to match. She had decided on a custom 3" doorframe with flat inverted panels.
The design incorporated clean lines, warm wood tones and subtle details, our goal accomplished; we added an alabaster subway tile back splash with a crackled finish, laid out in a brick pattern. The finishing touches included oil rubbed bronze knobs/pulls and faucet as well as a hand-made walnut bar top with a breadboard end. A simple rounded over piece of walnut crown capped the newly re-faced cabinets. One of the smaller upper cabinets was converted into a wine rack where we were once again able to take advantage of the walnut, thus bringing the whole design together.