Wednesday, 28 December 2011

more kitchen doors

Yet another day trying to finish the kitchen.
Trouble was - my old geezer was working in the kitchen too, trying to fit the kick boards, and managing to get paint on his clothes


These little doors, are the hatch into our living room. You can just see the christmas mantle.
We did think of filling this space in, but if I go into the kitchen I can still see the tv,
and pass through a cup of tea. I'd miss it if it were gone.

Sorry, they look so tatty, and one of the hinges is broken.

They were really roughly made with hardboard attached on both sides, and one of these fell off some time ago.
If you have read my profile, you may now believe me when I say that we seriously neglected our home for four years !!!

I measured them up for mdf and then my old geezer said 'can't we use these doors and just fix them'.
A eureka moment - why didn't I think of that. So I took the other piece of hardboard off.

Found some wood in the shed - broken up ready to use in our log burner.

Got the old geezer to cut them up. Slight mis-calculation, so he had to cut up two extra pieces - but hey, I like the patchwork look !

Some white paint (I know more WHITE), a bit of distressing, a fixed hinge and all cleaned up,
and two little ceramic knobs (in my box of tricks) and
HEY PRESTO.........

My little rustic doors. And yes, the centre panel does stand proud, but I'm still happy.
I actually have a little extra idea for them, but that involves probably having to order something on the net, so that little project is for another day.

And the cost - a big fat ZERO.


A FOOTNOTE : my old geezer knows I call him this, he doesn't mind !
He just happens to be thirteen years older than me, but he's a great fixer (though not a great finisher - that's where I come in), and is always, always busy. Mostly he plays his guitar,
and if you want to see him, check out BUCKLERS REEL on YouTube.
He's the one doing most of the singing and strumming his guitar (not the one on the bongo drum, if you happen to click on that clip !)

So while he's strumming, I'm blogging - it's a happy household !!!!!

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  1. They look very good!!! You´re right in not taking them out. I love the way they look and how practical they are!!
    White is it!

  2. yes, more white I'm afraid; but there are loads of colourful 'things' and I'm now getting alot of ideas on adding a bit more colour elsewhere in the house !

  3. My aunt used to have this little pass way through too, she eventually closed it up, and put in a brand new kitchen, but it really is so nice to have. It looks nice, and I like what you've done with it.

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