I finally finished my new cabinets in the corner of my kitchen. It used to have a china cabinet and there was a half-wall leading into the living room. It was too cramped for the table. If I turned the china cabinet you would see the back of it from the living room above the half-wall. The half-wall was also the cat feeding station, or else the dogs would eat it. ;^(
So I decided to add some cabinets. I had already made some new drawers for the restoration of the other kitchen cabinets. I had to replace a couple of drawers, so having experience with those I decided to go for it and add some new cupboard space I also decided to fill in the half wall area with some shelves.
As you can see they are sort of old school, retro style. The house was constructed in the early 70’s, and I think they are original. When I was planning on redoing the kitchen I shopped around for new cabinets. But everything I found was either way out of my price range or super cheap particle board construction. So I decided to restore what was there, hardwood pine and real plywood. It made more sense to rework the old stuff then install cheap, crappy new cabinates.
I think they turned out really nice! It freed up some counter space by the stove that the toaster oven was taking up and it’s amazing how much more cabinet space was created. It’s been a whole week and they haven’t been filled completely up.
Here is the side view of the shelves.
And the view from the living room.
All in all I think it turned out rather nicely! Oh, and we have a new stove too. It is so nice to have an oven that isn’t 100 degrees off.