Hey Good People,
Here's the Chandelier I worked on most of today - reminds me of Rain, and I must have rain on my brain because it's sooooo hot here, my city is on fire and we desperately need rain.
I love the unique style and design Mr Beachy creates and I wonder if you do too.
So, I'm staying inside these days catching up on things, trying to be a blogger, and cooking up cool light meals. My kitchen is small galley style, with 2 great front windows that I find myself watching the neighbor kids play while I snack...way too often.
Built in 1949 by the original owner I'm sure it stayed in its original condition for all these years till we came along. Everything needed attention, and we were determined to keep the original charm with paint, and all the tools you could possibly imagine. After we touched and fixed every single inch of this kitchen and returnd it to it's original good looks I was happy.
I figure this guys wife musta been my height because the cabinets are the perfect height for me. They're all original with beadboard doors, and I added the vintage glass pulls. Not nearly enough cabinets, but is there ever? Funny thing is - both of the painters that painted this kitchen STRONGLY suggested we go over to Home Depot and buy new cabinets, they just don't get it.
The countertop, backsplash and window ledge are marble, the sink is big, deep and not divided - I love that. Great for big pots. I also love the deep drawers and the pull out bread board.
The stove is old, and in great condition. I'll get that Wolf Range one day, just not this day, not this economy. This old guy works perfectly, it's white and chrome, oven, 2 broilers, center griddle, and one of the burners has a thermostat - great for slow cooking and keeping food hot. There's also some great drawer storage at the bottom. Besides that, I can't see how the old guy would ever fit through the doorway - I think the house was built around the stove.
The kitchen table is a cement pedestal table, usually you see them outdoors but I think it's cool for this kitchen - very easy to take care of. I found the chairs at my neighbors garage sale and recovered the seats in white - some kind of fabric that I can easily just wipe clean. The Chandelier is one of my favorites, and the blue neon sign says Marsha's est. 1996.
I made this sign out of an old chippy white fence picket and these chunky white letters. I've got the rest of the fence behind the garage waiting to be used for something. One day.
The tile floor is waiting for it's turn to be what it was originally - black & white squares. When I am in a kitchen with those big B&W squares I feel like I'm in a mansion somewhere, ya know? As anxious as I am, I am so not looking forward to the mess tearing up the old tiles creates, so this floor is staying a little while longer.
The Laundry Room is next and then through the swinging door to the Dining Room, which is pretty much what sold me on this house when we bought it 13 years ago.
Of course, every room has a unique "favorite" Chandelier created by us - the best part of this old place.
Thanks for coming by today -