The major addition this week was the hanging of the upper cabinets! So exciting. I debated about painting the uppers white, but the quality of these handmade cabinets is really nice, so I wanted to honor the integrity of the material and try staining it first. (I can always paint it later, but it's hard to paint it then go back to raw wood and stain.) These cabinets weigh a ton, since they are solid 3/4" furniture grade white birch.
I stained them with Varathane's Golden Pecan. I love how they repeat the color in the wooden counter top. Everything in the room is gray and white, it's kind of nice to add warmth.
This double wide cabinet took three men to hang it--it was so heavy. Next dilemma is how to hide the ugly hoses and knobs behind the washer, but we're getting creative so wait and see!
Did you check out our post on being my worst client yesterday? I finally decided on a fabric and ordered it! It was none of the choices I posted about...naturally. Hope I like it when it comes.
Next job is to finish the base cabinet next, i.e. hang doors, install and secure the hamper, polyurethane the inside of the hamper to seal it, mount hardware... see you next Wednesday or hopefully sooner!
Check out my girls and their progress: