Monday, November 14, 2011

CABINET PLATE RACK


This weekend I made some progress on my Kitchen Renovation.  I know I should have been finishing my entry bench but the paint hasn't arrived yet so what else could I do?  

My plans for the kitchen are:

-new Island/peninsula
-plate rack cabinet
-paint walls & ceiling 
-paint cabinets
-paint archway
-granite counter top 
-farmhouse sink
-new tile back splash
-lighting

I completed my plate rack cabinet.  To build it I used an existing 24" cabinet that was in the garage.  I have been searching pinterest for ideas and found a great link to a the blog Nest,Nesting,Nested with a tutorial found here.  It was exactly what I had in mind.

 

To make my version I cut twenty 1/2" dowels to 12".  I used 1 x 2's to hold the dowels and drilled the holes 2" apart on center.     



This really is an easy project all you need is a drill, 1/2" drill bit and something to cut the wood with.  I used my chop saw but you could do it with a hand saw. 

I installed the racks by screwing the top to the shelf from above and the bottom from underneath. I placed the racks about 1 1/4 inch from the front and back of the cabinet.


I really like it.  I think it makes this side of the kitchen more interesting and it gives me an area for display.  The best part is if I get tired of it I can remove it from the cabinet with only a few screw holes to fill. 


Those maple cabinet doors will soon be painted white as well.


Hopefully I will get the new island finished soon so I can show you pictures of the kitchen that aren't so closely cropped.  With only half of it painted white and a half finished island it is looking pretty funky right now, but I have a plan.

Oh and I finally settled on a white I like.  It is called Oyster Shell by Glidden.  Same name as the white my sister used on her cabinets but hers was a Behr color chip.  It's funny how different they are.

Now my list looks like this.

-new Island/peninsula
-plate rack cabinet
-paint walls & ceiling 
-paint cabinets
-paint archway
-granite counter top 
-farmhouse sink
-new tile back splash
-lighting


Dontcha just love crossing things off your list?






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