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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    I can see how you'd read it that way. Chalet, is that yours?
    No, just got the before and after pic from the internet.

    The counter top will be Madreperola, a quartzite. It's as durable as granite. This one looks like white marble with some khaki veining.

    The reason I posted originally was because I was having a helluva time finding a material that was unusual yet very durable, would continue to look good and withstand a real cook using it. It's been an education and the original ideas have changed and developed. Definitely a design process. Everyone here has given me so many great suggestions.

    As long as the client is happy. Form and function. Originally it was going to be a cooks kitchen in Provence with the modern conveniences and a rich wood floor, Parisian bakers table, white marble counters.

    Now I'd call it 1920's vintage, skullery kitchen in the castle, Paris cafe, Arts and Crafts. I dunno!


    Here's where we're at with materials:

    Oil rubbed bronze hardware. My favorite thing are the vintage ice box latches for the smaller upper
    cabinets.



    A few hanging lights (decorative)




    The cabinets with the grilles - a few of those with bronze grilles.



    Floor - 20x20



    She had to have subway tile. I'm fine with that, I never do it. I always bring the counter top up in a slab because I hate dirty grout but c'est la vie.

    No outlets in the backsplash, no cut outs, yay. Outlets go above the splash inset on the bottom of the cabinet.

    The actual slab



    Stainless appliances

    The usual phallic shaped Grohe faucet

    What little wall there will be on the kitchen side, I'd like to do a dark khaki wall. 7" high baseboards will be soft white above the floor.

    The breakfast room side with the french doors will get jute or grasscloth wallcovering. All I need to do is get rid of her fug art.

    I want these on either side of her too fugly mirror in one of their finishes, they're big and would be strong. Still undecided but I've got sconce holes in the wall.


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    I really love those lights Chalet, it's been great seeing this project unfold, thank you.
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    Is it time to bump your kitchen thread, Novice?

    Almost... next week is the big push.

    Counters on Monday.











    My bag thinks it's the star of the show anyway.


    Below this counter is a wine rack, book storage and a large pull out drawer for a pro mixer and other machines.















    I messed up on the bronze cup pulls - scale wise. I forgot that I did a center panel on the drawers so the handle looks a bit too large on the smaller drawers. Holes are drilled and she hasn't noticed. Fuck it.

    My new fave. I have aversions to so many light switches. These are transitional and don't offend me.

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    Ha! You have gotten her my refrigerator-exactly! I love it.
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    Too bad she didn't buy your washer dryer! That would have been stylish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Too bad she didn't buy your washer dryer! That would have been stylish.
    I love those. Best thing ever. Did she not want them? I swear I would never give them up.
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    Aaaarrrrgh! i only get red x's. Need pics!!!!!

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    Aaaarrrrgh! i only get red x's. Need pics!!!!!

    thanks!
    You are getting red X's? Try refresh.
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    Some came up, but not half.

    Love those cabinets! Can't wait to see the rest!
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    Oh chalet!
    I really love this ceiling lamps! I like the deep pull-out drawers, it makes everything so much easier!
    The floor is lovely, even if I hate tile because I'm so clumsy & everything I drop breaks!
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    chalet - such a good job! can't wait to see it completely done.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Chalet, this is just amazing. She will kiss your feet. You have order restored from chaos and have given her at least triple room. This will add so much to her quality of life. Genius.
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    Wow, that kicks so much ass!
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    NOW they all come up. Where did you move that door, or was it really not needed.

    Love the tile too. Good job!
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    Oh, I love the floor and cabinets. Looking forward to seeing the counter top installed. It looks amazing so far
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