Friday, December 30, 2011

A card stock counter

Now that I have the layout of the bedroom pretty well done, I thought it was time to move onto the kitchen.  I needed to custom make a counter with a country sink and efficiency stove/oven.  Some years ago, a friend of mine had an apartment and the stove was only 18" wide, with only two burners.  I used this as my inspiration for the counter.

First, I used some plain copy paper to fold up a mock counter so I could see how things would fit.  I also drew on it to map out location and size of the sink, cabinets and oven.  I had to do a lot of thinking on how to make it and after deciding that wood would be far too complicated and take too long, I settled for Kris's way of doing things:

Behold, a counter made out of card stock, foam core board and carpenters glue. I didn't document any of it, because I honestly had no idea how it would turn out.  It needs a bit of sanding on the edges and some wood filler to clean up some of the gaps, but I think it turned out great!  

I am considering painting it a cottage blue and giving it white hardware and white counters.  I also think that the oven needs to be white enamel.  The open shelving will be hidden by a curtain-I already have predilled holes for a toothpick or slender dowel.  :)

It looks great when it is in the kitchen.  I can't wait to fill it with accessories!! Poke the pictures to see them better.  :)

What do you think?


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