Ikea Kitchen Part Two
What’s that? You thought that I only ordered the sink/cupboards for the Ikea-inspired kitchen? Does that sound like something I’m actually capable of? If you answered “No”, you’re absolutely correct, this is beyond me. When my hubby pointed out that I was running low on space, I told him this island kitchen has plenty of storage. Which is true…so, my logic kinda, sorta, maybe works?
At any rate, my actual kitchen is pretty small. I vowed that if I ever built my own place, which is looking less and less likely the older I get, that I’d make sure I had an island – complete with a counter for eating – and a series of little bar stools or tall chairs. I didn’t order the chairs or stools from Mihail yet, but I got my island. I’m trying (and failing miserably) to limit my shopping why I get my diorama up and ready.
The will is strong, but the flesh is unwilling – aka my knee hurts too much for me to be hobbling about, assembling and building things at the moment. Someday, someday.
I reached out to Mihail with the following inspiration picture, but I told him I wanted it to match the kitchen piece he’d already created, so it would require some tweaks. He wrote back with an amazing sketch and a few modifications. I asked for an oven with a stove top, rather than yet another sink, for obvious reasons.
As you can see in the pictures below, Mihail expertly navigated my pickiness, scaled everything appropriately, and read my mind for adding ample storage. As with the other kitchen piece, the reading window, and the wardrobe – everything you see here is solid wood.
He clarified that the oven wouldn’t be able to open, which would have been a neat little touch, but I agreed that it was fine if it didn’t. After all, Eve isn’t much of a chef, and I can always fake it when and if I need to.
Looking at these pictures now, I wish I’d left the original part of the kitchen on display – but I’ve taken these on different days and things needed to be tucked away in between.
Again, I don’t have much to fill out the diorama piece with just yet, it’s a work in progress.
I have a feeling that I’m going to be very, very glad to have all of this extra storage when I actually am able to flesh it out properly. At the moment, I’ve got a few little bits (jewelry and shoes) tucked into the drawers.
It’ll be our little secret.
Eve, after being bribed with an ice coffee, was a good sport and decided to crouch down, making it look as though she was sitting on a stool, just to give me an idea of what it will look like when I get the stools (or chairs, hmm). Thank you, my dear, I appreciate the assistance.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ve got one final kitchen piece to show off in this little mini series, hope to see you there :)
By the by, should I go for stools or long-legged chairs? I’m on the fence.