Poll results in. Time not wasted. Action taken.
Thanks to all Atomic Indy readers. Keep your comments coming. Blog functions better as dialogue rather than monologue.
Recap for those just joining. We were roadblocked by kitchen island back-panel choices. Installed birch panels. Began to question decision. Opened up to readers' choice. Click here to review referenced post.
Poll results as follows (83 total votes):
- "Leave the birch": 23 votes (27%)
- "I dig the floor idea": 17 votes (20%)
- "I have a thing for orange": 36 votes (43%)
- "You've got it all wrong - I'll leave a comment": 7 votes (8%)
Appears most of us have a thing for orange.
Island decision complete. Proceeded to paint entire kitchen. Will maintain monochromatic theme of white and gray, allowing orange to resonate. Will otherwise show restraint on painted surfaces to avoid clown convention/circus vibe.
Over-protective of completed surfaces. Covered everything in layers of plastic. Thought of making a sandwich suddenly became uniquely challenging. Went hungry instead.
Had to remove wall cabinets to paint side walls (left two inches of open space on each end for floating look). Ikea's hanging system makes this relatively simple.
Onward to kitchen island project.
Recollection to birch panels.
Sanded. Sanded again. Cursed shellac. Sanded. Finally made a sandwich. Primed white. Twice.
Primed tinted. Once.
Final coat. Twice. Attentive razor blade work to form near-perfect lines across all edges.
Kitchen completely near completion. Remaining elements include: toe kick, small back splash and tongue & groove ceiling. In addition, note nesting boxes on left. Idea to create floating shelves stirs in our heads. Stand by.
Yesterday was half-off day at all area Goodwill stores. Next post to feature scored treasures.
Thanks again for your involvement in this process. Our Mid Century Modern home in Indianapolis now contains a part of you. The orange part.