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?


  1. wow! I think it turned out great!!

  2. Que fantastico trabajo, te ha quedado genial.
    Feliz Año Nuevo!!
    besitos ascension

  3. It looks wonderful. The kitchen looks great.
    Hugs Maria

  4. It's perfect for this kitchen.
    Bye Faby


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