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now that i got it.. im not sure i like it? pictures

posted by: favabeans5 on 10.29.2008 at 10:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

i dont know what it is.. but im not really thrilled with it..

i am thinking it might help if i got a few darker glass accent tiles like i think jodi and berryberry have?

does this work for anyone else? any suggestions on how to improve or should i just scrap it before i get too far along?


Jeffrey Court Fire and Ice
clipped on: 11.01.2008 at 02:11 pm    last updated on: 11.01.2008 at 02:12 pm

never hire your friends to remodel your house! w/pics

posted by: twobengalsandme on 10.24.2008 at 01:15 am in Kitchens Forum

Or so goes the conventional wisdom. I'm fortunate to be blessed with friends who are not only great friends, but true craftsmen as well. Here are a few pics of my almost finished kitchen, part of a whole house remodel that started in May of this year. The entire house, every surface, every light, even all of the plumbing (it was built in 1985 and plumbed with the gray polybutylene) was stripped bare. Most of the sheetrock stayed up, but that was it. All of the wood for the remodel came from a friend of my buddy who did the remodel, who has a yard in Missoula, MT specializing in salvaged & reclaimed timber. We got about 3000 board feet of old growth Doug fir that came from a hazardous tree sale near Columbia Falls, Mt. Some went to be milled into the flooring. We shipped the rest to Salt Lake, where a portion went to Cascade Doors in Lindon, who built all of my interior doors from it. A little went to a great guy in Missoula named Ted Lowe, who built the massive 2 1/4" thick entry door. The rest was stacked in my garage, yard, etc, where my friends who did the remodel milled all of the case, base, window trim, built in bookshelf, etc. The timbers in the entry are 8 x 8" fir beams that were reclaimed from an old Anaconda mine near Butte, MT.

Anyway, apologies for the long intro, but I'm really proud of the job these guys did, and of the personal connection that I have to all of these beautiful materials and the friends who transformed them into my home.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen pics


clipped on: 10.24.2008 at 12:23 pm    last updated on: 10.24.2008 at 12:23 pm

RE: oak kitchen needs green (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: parma42 on 08.28.2008 at 05:03 pm in Home Decorating Forum

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I like using gold with oak and did it in my last house. I never uploaded many pics of that house though, and the only one I can find is one that I was trying to take a pic of an oriole at my feeder.

You mentioned Blonde, that's the color in my new kitchen. That pic is when we just moved in so not much had been done.

LA Gold 3 is good with oak. I can't remember if they have that at Lowes or HD but I'm sure you could get a Behr match if you like the color chip.

Great kitchens everyone!


clipped on: 08.31.2008 at 07:01 pm    last updated on: 08.31.2008 at 07:01 pm

RE: Need brown and gray tile pics for a backsplash (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: jodi_in_so_calif on 08.14.2008 at 07:47 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have warm cabinets with Impala Black granite which is really a dark gray with subtle flecks of white. Our backsplash is Quartz Brick Fire and Ice by Jeffrey Court. The "fire" part is tiles in colors that range between gray and brown (more of a tan really) and some brick color. The "ice" part is 2"sq pieces of colored glass installed throughout. We added the darker pieces ourselves but the white and light amber pieces come with the backsplash.

Kitchen backsplash and granite



clipped on: 08.14.2008 at 08:38 pm    last updated on: 08.14.2008 at 08:39 pm