We are making progress and it is getting exciting to see our little farm house come together. This project fast forwarded one of my goals of organizing some of the treasures that have been accumulating. Now to create a spot for the rest of them.
My kitchen is still in construction mode. I have yet to decide on the counter top.
Along with all the wonderful accessories shown in this photo, I was able to get a few
larger old chippy window frames while helping my dad clean his many work areas.
My goal was to create a wall collage using a couple different sizes of the window frames to display my collection of kitchen gadgets. See that unfinished white box switch?
It goes to my commercial fans and prevents me from using one of my favorite window frames. Fear not, I will put it to use elsewhere. This is what I found to use in it's place.
Isn't is beautiful? NOT! Determined to stay with in the budget of $0.00 spent on this project, I sacrificed this lovely by popping the picture out of the frame, turned it over, painted the back of the picture with the same paint that I used on my kitchen door and cut out a spot for the white box fan switch. I know, I'd love to paint the white box or cover it, but my goal is to obtain a commercial license and the state has some real funky laws about what I can and cannot do.
As a professional chef, I like stainless steel. I know, many say it's on it's way out.
Not in the commercial kitchen. The kitchen in the home we sold was white on white.
With this kitchen, I knew I wanted the benefits and appearance of stainless paired with the warmth of natural stone and wood tones. I was ready for a change. In the planning of this project, Miss Sarah spied stainless peg board and immediately called me.
Be Still My Heart! It was designed with the mechanic in mind, I wanted it in my kitchen.
Until I priced it. With much of the farm house still under construction, I was not willing to spend $$. Guess what Mr. Norm happen to have on hand. Valspar Stainless.
I think even the best mechanic would be hard pressed to determine that my spray painted peg board was not the real deal. I inserted it in to a window frame from the family farm, I then added the hand forged handle to add dimension and texture.
I still have 5 feet above to accessorize with all the beauties waiting to arrive from their vacation in the storage unit.
Go check out all the amazing creations that some truly remarkable ladies have come up with.