About This Project
don’t know when I first stumbled across Ana’s site. But – when I started printing the plans that I wanted, and I printed a whole 2 inch binder – I knew I was addicted.
It was November and I wanted to build the whole kitchen, the hutch, fridge, sink and stove. (I get obsessive about things) That was a lot of building! Being the numbers dork I am, I ran to my excel sheet – planned out all the cuts to use as little MDF as possible. I used three sheets of MDF – which totaled about $90, the accessories and flat black paint ran a little under $30, so in total the four pieces were $120, for all 4 pieces! My full story of my husbands blizzard drive to the depot, and 120 cut’s later are in my blog: http://mycreativeescapes.blogspot.com/
I work full time and I have three kids 4 and under, so I had NO idea when I was going to do it, but – I knew I was going to do it – and as a christmas present!
My dad helped me with the first two pieces, and I finished it up. It secured my love for building!
Overall the building was super easy – after a few popped nails, I got the hang of the nail gun. After the first piece, I figured out the tricks to be able to build it myself. Clamps are my new best friend!
The finishing – ahh good times, nothing like the wife wanting to use the power tools, and the husband wanting to do the paining. He insisted! We had flat black paint, so we did most of it in flat black. We wanted to do “Stainless” but the chrome didn’t look very good because we painted on the primer with a brush – we didn’t spray it, so when we sprayed on the Chrome spray paint – you could see the brush strokes. So we ended up painting most of it black as you can see in the picture.
This is what the project looked like pretty much done, just drying. My plans are resting on each piece, the clamps are holding the oven door together. And the plastic bin is my sink!
Ana – you truly are an inspiration! Your plans are awesome, and your generosity is amazing! I seriously have a binder full of your plans, and I am going to guess about every other blog post will be featuring your work. My first project was a simple bookcase, then the entire kitchen set, then the bench with the butterfly hinges that revealed storage for my mom (for christmas, it made her cry!). I can’t wait till the weather is warmer so I can build more! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Next – I will post some pictures of my three little nut bags playing with there new kitchen from Santa, and my two girls and my niece sitting on the bench I built my mom.