Can We Build It? Yes We Can!

Yes I know, it's like a bad kids cartoon! But I love when my N "helps" work on projects. This is going to be one awesome birthday present. I know, I know you have no clue what I am talking about. My hubby has learned some bad ass skills in the last 8 years, I could not be more proud of him. Anyway, back to my birthday present, I have been wanting to give our kitchen a more "custom cabinetry" look. I mentioned in a previous post {Two Rooms Ahead of Myself} that I wanted to add some character to the smaller kitchen window. Well the time has come!!!

My plans were simple with a gorgeous curvy accent with surprise accents.

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My before, serviceable but aesthetically boring.

First we had to remove some tile, which will have to be redone...I did a good job, it was a pain to get off. The row had to be taken off as well as some broken tiles.

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After the tile was removed we tacked our base trim and then got down to the hard work.

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My design is somewhat simple...with a few character touches. Like the side pieces out 2" x 12" boards. I drew the design and my handy hubby cut it with the jigsaw.

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The finished cut...at this point I started dancing around my kitchen...seriously.

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We put the basics of it together...

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...then attached it to the wall. Which was somewhat interesting since the kitchen was never gutted. The walls are very interesting in this part of the house. This wall has drain tile in some spots, and is 1/4" drywall over plaster and lath. So stud finding in this room is pretty difficult.

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It looks uber-fabulous...one problem though. I don't know how to finish it...