One last hurrah… giving up a repurposed kitchen design.

Since the beginning of time, I have been shilling an unconventional/repurposed kitchen with all the zeal of a late-night infomercial.

And for all of that time, Paul’s feeling has been that if we just nail together architectural salvage for the sake of nailing together architectural salvage, what we will get is nailed together architectural salvage.

And for the exact same amount of time, my response has been: Giant Fancy Things are out there… WHY NOT NAIL THEM TOGETHER AND SEE WHAT WE GET?

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials to complement our old-house.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Piano into kitchen island– designing drawers and storage. *video*

new to the piano? start here.

If you don’t want to read all of my precious words, skip to the video at the end. It explains this entire post in fifty seconds.

1. Considering the piano’s structure.
2. Designing the drawers.
3. Storage inside the piano.
4. Storage under the piano.

1. Considering the piano’s structure.
The piano is not just a flimsy shell… it has a thick, curved wood piece called the pinblock: it supported the harp and acted as an attachment for the strings.

In the photo below, in the left/back corner, (where the curve is most prominent,) we notched out one part to get the corner of a drawer a little bit further in.

We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.