Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Big Kitchen Cabinet

 My favorite part of the kitchen in Asti is the large built-in cabinet.
This is what it looked like 9 years ago when we bought the house.
A lot has changed since then!

Here is what it looks like today.
A large clock hangs over the cabinet and a large burlap pendent hangs over the island, replacing a ceiling fan.
Not seen are the kubu wicker barstools that replaced the green ones that came with the house.

I've had a lot of fun staging this cabinet with my white ironstone and glassware.
Looking closer, you will discover that the cabinet is a series of cabinet components sitting next to each other and stacked on top of each other.
It is not real wood, but thermafoil which is vinyl clad over MDF.
Did I mention that it is peeling?

Because remodeling the kitchen is part of the future renovations, I would like to replace the existing cabinet with a better version.
Here are a few ideas from my Pinterest board, "Asti Kitchen."

Finding an antique cabinet like this one, which may have come from a store could prove difficult.

I believe that one could be custom made to look old.
This one is amazing, but I prefer glass doors to keep the dust down.

I haven't ruled out a black cabinet either.

This example gets me every time!
I like how tall it is and how it looks with the terra cotta floor.

While my plan is to replace the big cabinet, another idea would be to move the stove to that location and create an entirely different focal point.
I can't wait to meet with the architect and hear his thoughts at the end of the month.
I'm hoping he has suggestions that I haven't even thought of!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my Transitioning post.
I really appreciate your thoughts and encouragement.
It's also nice to know that others are going through the same thing!

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gme said...

I'm just so glad you're back to blogging!

Lesa said...

I was going to say how I loved the technique on the walls, but it would have turned into a much longer post, because I love it all! Keep it up!


Beautiful Dolores. So exciting to have ideas for a kitchen redone.
Good luck.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

All of those are amazing! It will be fun to see what you end up with.

Maria C said...

Oh, my, Delores! You've just barely finished one project and you are now starting the next! You are such a trooper! I love those antique cabinets (4th image) that looks like they are embedded in the wall - a timeless look. I can't wait to see what you do with this kitchen!

Alycia Nichols said...

You've got some great ideas there! Eager to see what you land on!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Great ideas! Love the alcove pantry with the glass topped door!

Miranda said...

I like the idea of putting the range there! But a cabinet would be pretty and practicable too. Decisions decisions..

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

There are so many wonderful ideas here. Would've loved seeing these cabinets before we put in a built in 8 footer last Monday! I'll be following along as you renovate. Please share plenty of pictures.

Sammy said...

My favorite is the black with the terra cotta floor. So, do you get stressed when you're figuring all this out? I do realize you're having fun and I would too!

Unknown said...

...I am so happy for you in your decision to live where your hearts are most content...cannot wait to watch your story unfold...it will be beautiful I am certain...and just to add...as far as this tme in life...it is wonderful and true...the best is yet to be...blessing...laney

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