8.25.2008

A Work in Progress

When we moved into our house last year, I found this old cabinet in the basement. I thought it would be fun to fix it up and use it in my kitchen. Not having lived in snow country before, I dragged in outside in mid-November and began stripping the paint. Needless to stay, it snowed the next week. In fact, it was the worst winter this area had seen in over 50 years. We had snow until April, so I had to put my little project on hold.

We're not quite finished with it yet, but here's a picture of what we've done so far. The cabinet will divide our kitchen area from the dining area. I'll place barstools on the other side of it.

I love the linoleum that the previous owners used for shelf liners.

And this will be the finishing touch. My husband found this on Craigslist. This red Formica table with metal trim will be used as the counter top! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!!

11 comments:

Angie said...

That is adorable. I love curtains on things. My red food storage shelf has a velcroed curtain that covers up the food. I've left projects out during the winter too... lol. I once had a table ruined beyond repair because of an unexpected snowstorm :(

thehomespunheart said...

Oooooh! That is going to be super cute - love the counter top too! :) Great job!

Danielle said...

I came back to finish looking around...Wow! You do a great job. I bet you just love to be in your kitchen!

~nanashouse~ said...

Your house gets cuter by the day Jen!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Beautiful. Oh this would look perfect in my kitchen too. I have a red aqua theme going. I love how you left the original linoleum. Very classy.

Diane said...

I'm so happy FOR you! The cabinet is really great and the top will be perfect. Cute.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!
We are an awful lot alike...you'll have to stop by my place sometime...at least to read my profile!
My Kitchen is Green and my WHOLE HOUSE accent color is red!
I have a 1020's Hoosier cabinet in need of some major work...wish I could get around to it!

Elizabeth said...

OOPS...I need to proof read..that should be 1920's... :p

Denise said...

you are SO creative, I LOVE THIS PIECE!

Jennifer said...

That is the cutest! You are very talented. And way to go hubby!!! Now maybe you can give me some tips on how to get my hubby interested in helping me with my projects.

Traci said...

OH, I soooo wanted the metal trim in my new house. It is soooo darn expensive and hard to find someone who really knows how to install it though. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cabinet. Your have a great blog!!