The Kitchen - my dad's cabinet

dad's built-in
One of my favourite things about the kitchen is the cabinet my Dad made.  I emailed him the measurements, he made it in New Brunswick and drove it up.  I had no idea he was going to do such an intricate design, and I love how the inlaid panels reference the original french door to the living room and the new one we put to the basement.  He drove it up here and painted it in our driveway...twice.  He was painting, the wind came up and it got covered in dirt, dust and leaves.  SO he spent the next couple of days sanding, and then repainted it in our (very crowded) garage.  But the cabinet is more than worth the crankiness that resulted...
You can see that it had to be a custom cabinet, due to the weird way that the wall came in.  He built around the post and made custom-shaped shelves to maximize out space.  We still aren't using it because it needs a few more coats of paint and some of the holes need to be re-drilled.  But just look at all that room!
I love the mahogany piece at the top too.  Thank you Dad - it is AWESOME and totally makes our kitchen.  I am so very lucky to have such a handy dad!


  1. I'm so glad you wrote about the cabinet. I spotted it in your kitchen pics, and wanted to know more. The reno is so light and lovely. You're lucky to have such a handy dad (mine is great, too).

    The new sitting room looks so cozy. Good work!

  2. My dad is seriously awesome. :)

  3. Beautiful loving gift! Aren's Daddies the bomb? Loved meeting you last night. What a great soul you are :) Is that a beautiful baby I see on the kitchen floor? Yummy. Take care of you....Dharma

  4. What a gorgeous cabinet, so intricate and detailed. Your dad is obviously very talented!

  5. Your kitchen is stunning! I'm so bummed I didn't get to meet you last night as well!

  6. I LOVE your new cabinet! Your dad did a fantastic job building it. So nice to have a piece custom designed and built to fit the space perfectly :-)


  7. Love the cabinet. A great piece to add a little "you" to the space.

    So great to chat with you on Saturday - hope we can all get together and do it again.

  8. what the what? your dad has skillz! looks great! xo


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