Why am I talking about my boob?
This next part of the kitchen reveal makes me want to sing! Which is very bad for anyone who is not suffering serious hearing loss.
First, the gratuitous booze shot:
I really like this sexy shot...it's quite risque. Almost looks like she's showing off her tag-free right boob. Bitch.
Is there a point to this post?
Oh yeah...crown moulding! Isn't it pretty?
Hahaha...that's just blocking, but I really had you going, didn't I?
I wanted the cabinets to reach the ceiling, both for storage, as well as to achieve a more professional look. We had about a 4-inch gap between the tops of the cabinets and the ceiling, and the crown moulding wasn't tall enough to fill that space without a little help.
My favorite Kitchen Soldier cut 2x4 lumber to length and made a frame against the back side (inside) of the cabinet face frames and sides. These were held in place with cabinet mounting screws straight up from inside the cabinets--very solid.
Then he cut stained frieze boards to sit on top of the cabinet box and mitered the corners to make what would basically be an extension of the top of the cabinets. Because both edges were factory cut, the joints disappeared. Now the stained cabinets were within a quarter of an inch of the ceiling.
I swear I don't know why my countertops look like poop brown. They're not.
Philly used the Kreg Crown Pro for all the crown pieces.
A singular piece of crown moulding!
Is it "molding" or "moulding"? I like "moulding." It makes me feel British.
Whoa. British Intelligence.
Do you see my Pot Farm pokin' out?
I'm so sorry I'm the worst photo-blogger ever. I'm pretty sure that's Robert Irvine on my TV. And a random piece of butter on my cutting board.
Remember my Power Range Hood and Pot Filler?
Here's your bonus for the day. See those holes in the tiles? Those have real purpose.
I failed to get a good picture of this, but Philly used lag bolts as anchors for the shelves so they would "float."
Then he drilled holes through the side cabinets and attached screws to hold everything in place.
It's just like magic:
Seriously, no one will eat me:
Things always look messier in pictures than in real life.
I'm quite sure the shelves will go through several personality changes before they get themselves right.
My favorite thing is my diner-style clock from Tar-jay.
I'm going to have to buy myself roses every week. Damn the bad luck.
So...before crown and shelves:
If you missed part one of Kitchen Soldiers! you can find it HERE.
If you missed part two of Kitchen Soldiers! you can find it HERE.
If you missed part three of Kitchen Soldiers! you can find it HERE.
Coming up on Kitchen Soldiers! Buzz LightRail to the Rescue!