If I was going to put in a backsplash I would not do stainless in this kitchen. First off I do not think that it goes well with your cabinetry and the style of the kitchen.
Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Backsplash for My Kitchen?
|3/10/08 11:56 AM|
They are widely available here too. Another source is Lee Valley (or leevalley.com) which funny enough is a Canadian company if I am not mistaken but they have shipping sites here in the US. They have a good selection of screws too in different finishes as well as a very large and well priced selection of hardware. I'm a cabinet/furnature designer and I build all of my designs. I use them a lot and have been very happy with their service and selection.
Apartment Therapy New York | Square-Drive Screws
|2/16/08 5:46 AM|
Having seen Dixie present her apartment slideshow at the AT "offline" the other day I have to say that she has been creating a great space for herself. While this is not my taste, I think that what she has done her is very creative and fun. I have to give commend her for taking a leap and creating something that works for her despite any negative comments about it.
Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Dixie's Bluebird Manor
|2/8/08 8:59 PM|
I'm not sure how long you have to decide on floor colors but there is a stain that should stain the floor evenly and without harmful fumes. I call it a "rust/vinegar" stain. Certain woods have and acid in it which turns very dark when you use this stain (and I think a dark floor would look good with your cabinets). It takes a little while to make but basically you take rusty metal (steel wool is the easiest to rust out by soaking it in water and then letting it stand for a day or two). Then just simply soak the rusty metal in white vinegar for about a week making sure to have a cover that allows a little ventilation (the chemical reaction creates a little bit of hydrogen which you do not want to trap in the container crating an explosive danger but if you let it vent it's harmless). Anyway you simply rub it on the floor generously and it should start to turn dark quickly taking about a half an hour to reach full darkness. Make sure to test this in a corner to make sure you get the desired result. I have never used this on ash but oak turns very dark with this stain and once sealed it looks great.
Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Stain Color for the Kitchen Floor?
|2/8/08 8:50 PM|