Sunday, July 10, 2005

Brackets and Shelving Finished (pictures)

Steve is going to add a piece of front trim between the brackets to finish it off and hide the under-shelving lighting we will have, but here they are in all their glory.

I have to say that after all the waiting, I love them. There is something so incredible about having pieces of furniture that Steve has made himself. I don't know, they just have this great permanent kind of aura. All the work he puts in just emanates from the pieces and I love them.

Eventually, we will get some pictures to go over them too.


Here's a side view:

toekicks are in:

Remaining to do in the kitchen:
Fix a few switchplate snafus.
Add a few plynth blocks.
Finish the air gap install.
and a little project we like to call "storage nirvana" or the pantry.

and some fun was had this weekend too at the lakefront:

Yes, the little wiener dog is quite a strong swimmer!

23 comments:

jm@houseinprogress said...

Oh! pretty kitchen! nice job Steve!

heather said...

Oh WOW, that looks amazing! Very nice kitchen. I'm so jealous.

Becky said...

Me looking at the HouseBlogs web page tonight...

"TIM! Lakewood got their shelves up."

They look great guys! The pride in Steve's work shines.

Greg said...

Boy, that really looks nice. Just like in magazine. Steve is quite the craftsman.

Anne said...

Ooo, I love it. Your kitchen is fantastic!

Trissa said...

What a beautiful kitchen. The tiles look great with the shelves and everything ties together so nicely. I like the open shelves. Bravo!

Jason said...

Gorgeous!

alf0810 said...

Just came across your page via houseblogs today. I love the shelves in the kitchen (amazingly we have the exact same cabinets as you with nearly identical hardware, and nearly identical window trim as well.) I couldn't find a posting where the construction of the shelves was detailed- I'd like to use the same style to make a small shelf to hold our telephone and telephone books in the kitchen. Can you give me any details or a link to where it was blogged? Thank you so much, it looks beautiful.

Jocelyn said...

Steve designed and made the brackets. Maybe I can get him to blog a how-to on them. Here's a link to an earlier bracket post:

http://chicago2-flat.blogspot.com/2005/05/woodshop-report-brackets.html

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

alf0810 said...

Thank you for the link! I imagine that we would have to simplify slightly, but I'm VERY impressed with the craftsmanship. The whole kitchen looks beautiful.

Patricia W said...

Very very nice. I too love the brackets and can't believe they were made, they look original to the kitchen. It doesn't even look like it's the same room. Excellent work!!!!

Ann said...

Lovely. We have very similar tastes as well.

Patti said...

Your kitchen is beautiful!

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Jocelyn said...

I deleted the last 2 comments because they were not relevant to the post and they were negative. We don't play that way here sorry!

Melissa & Kevin Murphy said...

Dear All,

My wife and I are in the inspection period for a great old 2-flat in Wrigleyville, which is exciting, but a little harrowing at the same time!

Our ultimate goal is to convert the two above-grade floors to a single-family home, preserving as much of the integrity and original detail as possible (minimal changes to the existing floor plans).

Can anyone recommend an excellent architect who could help us in the very near term, as in this week (2/28/08)?

Thank you!!!

Best,

Kevin Murphy

Melissa & Kevin Murphy said...

Dear Sir or Madam,

My wife and I are in the inspection period for a great old 2-flat in Wrigleyville, which is exciting, but a little harrowing at the same time!

Our ultimate goal is to convert the two above-grade floors to a single-family home, preserving as much of the integrity and original detail as possible (minimal changes to the existing floor plans).

Can anyone recommend an excellent architect who could help us in the very near term, as in this week (2/28/08)?

Thank you!!!

Best,

Kevin Murphy (melissaandkevinmurphy@gmail.com)

Janet said...

I just looked at your before and after pictures and am feeling better as I am about to have my own kitchen demolished. One decision I haven't made it the floor. I noticed here you have a slightly darker floor than the cabinetry. What wood/finish did you use for the cabinetry and the floor? It looks really nice.

sharon said...

I sit for hours on end in front of my computer (daschund on lap) to catch glimpses of vintage Chicago homes restored to their rightful beauty. I must say, I am often disappointed. When I came across your kitchen pictues, I fell in LOVE! What a beautiful job. It restores my hope that there are actually people out there with taste and integrity. Kudos to you both for honoring the period approprate design aesthetic in your remodel.

sharon said...

I sit for hours on end in front of my computer (daschund on lap) to catch glimpses of vintage Chicago homes restored to their rightful beauty. I must say, I am often disappointed. When I came across your kitchen pictues, I fell in LOVE! What a beautiful job. It restores my hope that there are actually people out there with taste and integrity. Kudos to you both for honoring the period approprate design aesthetic in your remodel.

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i love your little weiner dog!

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