Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"heavier than a dead preacher"

enough of the oak floor is now in to bring in the centerpiece of our kitchen.

that would be this "købmandsdisk"
we bought it from the long-haired gentleman at the other end.
i wrote about him previously
it took quite an effort getting it in (hence the title of this posting).

and here it is standing in its place in the kitchen.
the bit where the wire is sticking up out of the floor on the left
is where the smeg stove is going to stand.
hopefully within the next few days.

the view from the other side.
21 drawers.
we had an oak countertop put on top.
and i will paint it creamy white over the next week.

we were so happy to stumble across this beauty, which once stood in a shop somewhere (we unfortunately do not know where). we had looked in all of the kitchen stores and were not pleased with what you could get for your money there..prefab cupboards that cost a fortune and aren't even solid wood. 

so we decided to make this the centerpiece of the room. there'll be plenty of room for lots of people to roll out and make cookies at once. or chop veggies for fajitas. and lots of storage in all of those drawers. 

i'm certain this will be worth all of the effort! i intend to survive it!


Barb said...

Okay, now I am officially, totally, completely in love with your home/kitchen. I love the open feeling you have created.

I can only imagine the wonders that will emerge from this kitchen by way of culinary delights.

I am dying to see the finished result. B

enchantedartist said...

Your new home is going to be stunning! Trust me...I have lived through major renovations (about 10 years worth! :) It is worth it in the end.

d smith kaich jones said...

21 drawers!!!??? I am SO jealous!

:) Debi

Sandra Evertson said...

Really Great Blog!
Sandra Evertson

julochka said...

barb--i will continue to post the progress. it may be the only thing currently keeping me sane. :-)

e.d.--good to hear that others have lived through it! the project started last october, so it hasn't even been a year yet. my parents come at the end of august for a visit and we intend for things to be more or less done then and at least much more livable!

debi--yes, 21 drawers. and some of them even have the original little tags on them. i love it! gotta take good care of those when i paint.

sandra--thank you for stopping by!

Jaime said...

Wow...your space has so much...space.

I love it. Can't wait to see it when it is finished. I bet you can't wait to have your kitchen back!