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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nana's Day - Back to the Basement!! Kitchenette

I know I haven't shown you anything from Nana's house in like forever!!
You might think we don't work over there any more. 
But you would be wrong!!!
My sister and I still go over to Nana's house one day a week to work.  
Last time I showed you her new guest bedroom in her basement remodel.
Let's see what we have been doing on Nana's Day!
If you remember we had the whole basement finished, today I want to show you a special corner.
Nana wanted a small kitchenette.
First we measured the space, and then went shopping. 
We found the perfect drawer base and toe kick at the Restore. 
Yes, you read that right, toe kick
 How do I get this lucky? 
We were going to build a toe kick/platform for a small fridge to sit on, but found this one already made!!!
Both for $10!!

Just a little tweaking and it was installed and ready to paint. We mounted a horizontal piece of bead board to the end of the cabinet to add interest. Nana picked out this light coastal blue color and painted this baby. The small fridge fit perfectly!! Then we had laminate counter tops installed.  To create more space to set food on we also had a small matching counter top installed on the deep window ledge. Next we tiled the wall with  mosaic tile and added trim around the microwave box. 
At this point we convinced Nana to change the paint color on the base cabinets.  The blue just looked forced. We picked up a more greenish tan that matched the tile and repainted it.
(Not all plans go as planned!)
Tan is not Nana's favorite color, in fact browns are down right ugly to her.
But I convinced her it would help create a better feel for the hole room.  She trusts me and repainted the cabinet. 


To finish it off we added white pumpkin knobs from Hobby Lobby. We had a strip of LED lights added to the microwave box, to aid in popcorn cooking during movie watching.
It turned out she loves it.  
Here is close up detail of the tile, counter top and knobs. 


(The photo on the left looks a little greener than real life and 
the photo's on the right appear more gray than it is.)

What do you think?
Do you want one?
I will be back with more of Nana's basement!!

1 comment:

decorgirly said...

I love how the brown looks! what color paint is it?