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One more picture (Follow-Up #72)

posted by: lavender_lass on 04.21.2011 at 08:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

I was actually looking for pictures for my kitchen, but found this and thought you might want to see it. While it's a peninsula, instead of an island, it might give you a few ideas :)

Marcolo- Great advice...fabric is a wonderful place to start and thanks for the link! I don't know how I missed it.


clipped on: 04.26.2011 at 09:35 am    last updated on: 04.26.2011 at 09:35 am

RE: Annie's salsa mix...big hit (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: annie1992 on 08.06.2005 at 09:53 am in Harvest Forum

That's it, Patris!! I'll send a jar of my salsa to Oprah and she won't be able to resist us. Bwahahahahahah.....

And it only took me five YEARS and countless batches before I got it to the point where I love it. Piece of cake.

Here's the recipe. Note that I cut the vinegar way, way down and pressure cook mine. If you want to HWB it you may, but the vinegar will have to be increased to one cup. You can also sub lemon juice or lime juice for the vinegar for a different flavor (although I tried taking out the cider vinegar altogether and that wasn't right either).


8 cups tomatoes, peeled, chopped and drained
2 cups chopped onion
1 cups chopped green pepper
3 5 chopped jalapenos
6 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp pepper
1/8 cup canning salt
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
16 oz. tomato sauce
16 oz tomato paste
Mix all ingredients, bring to a boil, boil 10 minutes. Pour into hot jars, process at 10 lbs of pressure for 30 minutes for pints.

Makes 6 pints

Enjoy this, and happy canning.

Annie (blushing)


clipped on: 03.14.2011 at 10:29 am    last updated on: 03.14.2011 at 10:29 am

RE: Creative ways to update old plywood cabinet doors & hinges? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: live_wire_oak on 11.09.2008 at 05:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

I think I'd apply some 1/4" MDF "frames" around the edge to get a shaker look. You'd have a sheet of 14" MDF cut to 2" "stiles and rails" by a home center and then you can use a plain old chop saw or miter saw or even a circular saw with a straight edge jig to cut the strips to size to nail to the doors. A dab of glue, and a couple of staples, some wood filler, and a bit of paint, and you've definately got a "cottage" look. This is VERY DIYable, even for the inexperienced, and very cheap. Maybe $50 in materials. A plain electric staple gun and a saw of some type is all you need. Buy a couple of slabs of pre cut plywood to practise on if you're unsure of your skill level, but there is no need to wait on anyone else to begin this project. YOU can do it!


clipped on: 02.27.2011 at 02:59 pm    last updated on: 02.27.2011 at 03:00 pm

help!! wb satin impervo orange peel?

posted by: EPaine on 02.26.2011 at 02:42 pm in Paint Forum

HI, I wanted to paint my cabinets so I have washed, sanded, primed, and started painting with BM Regal White Dove in a Eggshell finish, i didn't like the feel of it after the 1st coat so i went and bought a quart of WB Satin Impervo. I'm using a 3" foam roller and a purty brush. I applied the first coat of the impervo and it dries super fast so i thought i did a good job of quickly covering the surface with the roller. Let it dry and looked at it, OMG!!! It's bad, not horrible but bad! It looks like the peel of a Orange! How do i fix this? Do I sand and start over not using the Impervo? I'm thinking of going back to the Regal in a "Pearl" finish. At least i didnt see and "orange peel" with the Regal. Could it be my roller? Please Help
Thank You


clipped on: 02.26.2011 at 02:42 pm    last updated on: 02.26.2011 at 02:42 pm

99% Finished Kitchen--creamy white w/soapstone

posted by: jbrodie on 03.01.2009 at 06:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally! Our kitchen is finished! I never thought the day would come, and boy am I enjoying it. I owe so much to this forum. I can't tell you how much you all helped me. Thank you!!! I hope I can help others in return.

Hope I'm not putting too many pictures!





soap stone

Quick description (feel free to contact me if you have questions)
-Soapstone: Julia
-Cabinets: Custom, inset/flush shaker style with single bead (waiting to see if we get some issues resolved before I recommend the cabinet maker)
-Bookcase and desk tops: walnut
-Sharp microwave oven drawer (love it!)
-GE fridge
-Shaw 30 inch apron sink
-Wolf range top
-Thermador double ovens
-Vent-a-hood hood
-Dal tile
-potfiller: Newport Brass
-hot/cold faucet Newport Brass
-Main faucet: Mico
-Door to garage: one panel painted with chalkboard! The kids love this and it's fun to put messages to guests, each other, holiday wishes, etc.
-Pull out baskets (love these...I keep bread in one and potatoes, onions, etc. in the other)
-Wine shelf--love it!
-Bar stools from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop (love these and they were so reasonable!)
-What would I do differently? More than 12 inch overhang on seating area of island (maybe 14-16 inch). And I might skip the bead board in the backs of the bookshelfs and glass cabs.

Happy kitchen designing to all! Thank you again!


clipped on: 02.06.2011 at 12:04 am    last updated on: 02.06.2011 at 12:04 am

finished! Vintage Cream in the City

posted by: shanghaimom on 05.01.2010 at 09:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all,

We are finally finished with our kitchen remodel of our 1889 home. I have been a daily (truthfully, sometimes HOURLY) lurker and sporadic poster for almost two years. There is NO WAY I could have planned this remodel without the help of GW--We were living in China for over 5 years and I had to do all of my planning from there. This meant NO MAGAZINES, nor could I visit showrooms and see anything in person. Every time I had a question, I seemed to be able to find a thread about it. Not to mention all of the inspirational photos!!! I was so afraid of missing an important tidbit! (We were 13 hours ahead there, so I could easily miss a thread as it fell off onto pages two, three, four...)

Anyway, many thanks to all of the great TKO people who contribute to this forum.

Photos first! Details at the end. (o:




pass-thru detail

cabinetry--local custom painted in BM Bone White oil-based enamel
walls-- BM Ballet White
counters--Zodiaq quartz Mystic Black (kind of a charcoal color)
pulls--Amerock Revitalize in Burnished Bronze
sink--Ticor zero-radius SS508
faucet--Kohler Vinnata in Vibrant Polished Nickel
range-36" Bertazzoni Heritage Series in Anthracite
hood- Vent-A-Hood NPH9-136
backsplash- 3" hexagonal Calcatta marble
pendants--Hinckley Knickerbocker (these are on clearance all over for a song right now...)
windows--Marvin double-hung cottage style


clipped on: 02.05.2011 at 11:12 pm    last updated on: 02.05.2011 at 11:12 pm

What color do I paint the cabinets?

posted by: EPaine on 02.01.2011 at 11:19 am in Kitchens Forum

Hello everyone, i am very new to posting on this site but have been addicted to reading posts about kitchens for a couple weeks now. I really want to start the painting process but I am having a problem deciding on a white/creamy color for the cabinets. I have painted the doors BM semi gloss White Dove and they look bright white to me, also the doors look like they have a Vinyl coating on them. So i guess i am asking for help with a color on the cabinets, I am now leaning toward a Creamy White, my counters are Formica (lol, I know)and they sort of have a grayish black to them. I plan on keeping them due to lack of funds for now. Also the back sliding doors face West so i get TONS of light in the summer! Any thoughts and comments would be very appreciated! Thank You!

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of Kitchen


clipped on: 02.03.2011 at 09:45 am    last updated on: 02.03.2011 at 09:45 am