While enjoying weekend guests at our newly finished cabin in Prescott Arizona, a friend snapped a picture of me preparing Happy Hour and staging dinner. It turned out to be quite a fun picture and captured me at my happiest… cooking for friends. I liked the picture so much that it is now my new gravatar and profile picture.
Gus, my hubby, and I designed the kitchen to follow the industrial theme in the cabin. The raised counter in front of me in the picture was created from plates of heavy metal that are elevated about a foot above the counter. It’s supposed to serve as a breakfast bar. Gus made the counter by welding a platform to posts and then securing the bar to the posts. Quite creative of him even if I say so myself.
The kitchen cabinets are also industrial inspired. The framing is all made of welded metal to create the framework and then cabinet facings were attached. Gus also made and welded the cabinets. All the metal in the kitchen was painted an oil rubbed bronze color and the back splash on the wall is of a brass metal over small tiles which gives it that rich glow.
I love cooking in the kitchen as everything is at a close arm length away. The kitchen has everything that the larger kitchen has but in more confined space. We even were able to squeeze in a wine refrigerator.
Some areas may be a little too close though. We had to cut away the drywall behind the stove so that it could push back a couple of more inches. After we installed the stove we were amazed to find that we couldn’t open the dishwasher. The handles on the stove came so far out that the opened door of the dishwasher hit them. We were able to make it work with a little ingenuity and elbow grease. You can probably guess that we built the cabin ourselves and that led to a few fun but difficult moments.
I’ll have been thinking of sharing more about the creations in the kitchen and in the home as a new page in my blog. This cabin is not your typical and is full of fun surprises.
Let me know if you want to learn more about this industrial cabin called “IRONWORKS”.