Oh yes. Skin tags, crown moulding, and unfortunate squash. Silly me.
I love the look of a wall cabinet that is finished on the bottom with some kind of moulding, whether it's functional (light rail) or not. Once Philly realized I didn't make this concept up to torture him, he was fully on board.
The cabinets in our old house weren't "finished out" on the bottom, but they were very light cabinets and the cabinet boxes were also light. So the unfinished business didn't really scream at you even if you turned your head and looked under the cabinets' skirts.
|kitchen in our old house|
Our new cabinets are a dark cherry, and the cabinet boxes are a light birch, so it's VERY noticeable when you peer up underneath these cabinets' skirts, which happens when you're sitting down. Anywhere.
Well, not in the bathroom. Or in the car. Oh, never mind.
The most obvious of the unfinished business:
Under-cabinet lighting was one of my 10 commandments written in dog snacks and later destroyed by Eddie. It happens.
We don't have a window in the actual kitchen area, and with the dark cabinets, you sometimes need a spelunking cap to make your way through.
Under-cabinet lighting would be the difference between Eddie getting his canned spaghettios and Phil getting his canned dog food. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.
I wanted to hang disco balls under the cabinets but Phil put his foot down. And his finger in the air.
Philly put his disco balls away and did some research. He came up with some great LED lighting by Go LED Lite. I hate to admit it, but in the long run, this was far more practical.
Back to work. He installed the cherry veneer panel to finish the space above the sink and attached the extrusions that hold the light strips. He also ran the wiring and attached the LED strips beneath all the other cabinetry.
Part of this project was also finishing out the microwave cabinet:
More cherry veneered panels:
Remember what the cabinet tushies looked like before Buzz Lightrail?
And the finished product:
Oh, and we totally installed Buzz upside-down. But that was completely intentional and way more fun.
Buzz is looking pretty awesome, wouldn't you say?
And Philly is such a good sport. Even after that Saturday Night Fever picture I made of him, I'm still comfortable in the fact he's not secretly plotting my demise.