Monday, May 12, 2008

Staining the cabinets


















I've been looking at the rustic pine cabinets for the past several weeks just thinking something is missing. Greg and I had thought about putting a clear coat on them and just letting the cabinets darken over time with the sun hitting them. 10 minutes before we were due to leave the log cabin and head back home downstate, I was dragging Greg to Lowes. I had to stain the cabinets, it was driving me crazy. We ended (well really I ended) up deciding on a pecan color. Then we headed back to the cabin w/ our tarps and brushes and stained about 50% of the cabinetry. It really compliments our maple hardwood floors. Now I just need those 3 missing cupboard doors. The builder had thought the cabinet maker would have them this week but I think he had another job. I'm dropping down on the priority list..... Also, the stove guy never showed either to hook up my gas range. Do you think the cabinet maker and the stove guy are out fishing together?!

9 comments:

reliv4life said...

oh! I REALLY like a lot better! Great contrast, the cabinets pop out now instead of just blending in... beautiful!

Christy said...

I like the stain, very nice complimentary color.

Brandi said...

Ok, so I thought I liked the way the cabinetry looked and then you go and stain them! WOW, I love them. They look great.

Shellmo said...

Reliv - I think it looks so much better too! Thanks!

Christy - Thank you for your comment & for stopping by!

Brandi - It's amazing what a little stain can do, huh? :-)

Sandy said...

That stain is a great color. I like it.

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Log Cabin Antiques said...

Hi Shelley, Thanks for all your encouragement on the store! I am having so much fun. We are waiting for the electrician, so I am trying to get as much done as possible while I wait. Your cabinets look beautiful. I like the pecan color as opposed to clear! I see the little birdhouses on top too, you are as anxious as I am to add the finishing touches! Have fun! Lynn

Shellmo said...

Sandy - thanks, glad you like it!

Log Cabin Antiques - I just love your store concept! Thanks for stopping by.

Lorraine said...

Hi There,
Michelle W. (Alaska) suggested I check out your site. We've just built (ok - we are still working on it) a 'cabin' house in the woods. I don't post to my blog terribly often but hope to get better at it. If you'd like to check it out http://livinginnorthernmichigan.blogspot.com/
Our house is pretty unique, lots of personalized artwork and style. It is not a true log cabin, 1/4 log on the inside but conventionally built.

Shellmo said...

Hi Lorraine, great to have a fellow michigander stop by!! I'll be heading on over to your blog...