Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Kitchen Cabinet Progress, and a New Sofa!

I'm still plugging away at refinishing the kitchen cabinets.  I got more of the lower cabinet faces, doors and drawers done.  I'm now almost half way done with the whole job.



Here's a before shot of the area I worked on this weekend.  Stripping the paint off the lazy susan in the corner was tiring, but I'm getting pretty fast at it.

 
Here's the lazy susan after shellacking and installing the repainted handles.  


I have the three doors off and in process.  I'm hoping that my evenings this week will be enough to get the doors done and the upper cabinets stripped and done.

So, my latest score came today.  I found this danish-style wood sofa frame for pretty cheap because it's missing all its cushions.  


The straps in the photo above are made from lawn chair strapping!  I'll replace those with correct
 straps.  I like the lines on this sofa, especially the back.




The wood is a good match with our pair of Selig Z chairs, so I'm pretty excited. I'd really like to find the Selig Z sofa frame to go with the Z chairs, but until I do this will be a great stand in. I'll do a follow up post on the sofa as I get it cleaned up and have some cushions made.

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  1. Nice job on the cabinets! I've got a sofa that looks much like yours that is also in need of my attention. I'll get to it eventually...

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  2. Wow...now that is a killer work in progress post! I mean...what an amazing difference. The "after" cabs are looking really really good. And oddly enough...I too picked up a sofa like yours this weekend. Mine needs the strapping replaced but has it's cushions. Your missing cushions aren't gonna be cheap, unless you get lucky...or have some kinda genius plan...that you'd like to share with us?

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    1. I'm waiting for inspiration to strike on the sofa cushion question - will report back if I get one

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  3. Making headway, and its looking swell! I'm VERY tempted to try and mess with my cabinets, but not this week as we're getting ready for the 1958 Prom on Friday!

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    1. Thanks - if you try, pick a small out of the way door front or drawer that you could easily repaint if needed

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  4. Yes, please let us know what you're going to do about the cushions! My tiki style rattan set came with the original cushions but they're totally beat, and I want to get them replaced - hopefully covered with some tropical barkcloth - and yes, I fully realize I may end up paying more for the cushions than I did the whole set!

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    1. If I have to she'll out the cash for cushions I'll probably still end out ahead

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  5. Hi ,
    The cabinets look fabulous with the natural wood tone restored, what an amazing transformation. I've always been a fan of leving wood natural rather than painting. I also like the new sofa frame you picked up. I also like the floor under the sofa. I recently replaced my kitchen floor in Marmoleum tiles in red,black and gray, even did a similar pattern. Feel free to check out pics of floor on my blog at Blogger. My blog name is AtomicHipster!

    John

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  6. Hi, in my last comment I mentioned my blog, it should read AtomicHipsters Pad as the blog name. Keep up the great work on the cabinets and looking forward to the final reveal when it's all done.

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  7. Looking at your cabinets I thought they looked strangely familiar. Then I spotted the Scheirich tag. Yep, the same ones I have! I have to say I did paint mine white. I don't regret it, I've always wanted white cabinets. Strangely enough I replaced the handles on my doors and drawers with some I got at a ReStore, exactly the ones you have!

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