I finally cleared out all the stuff from the projects I'd been working on (i.e. moved them into another room) and took some pictures of my kitchen.
And by some, I mean A LOT. So, you might want to grab something to drink and a snack.
I'm not kidding.
if you're a first time visitor, this is the view you'd see first, coming in from the dining room:
But before we go in and just to remind you, here's a picture of what it looked like when I first moved in:
You can see a couple more pictures and where my inspiration came from 'here.'
Anyway, come on in...
You can see a peek of the den/guest room to the left, but we'll visit that room another day.
Here's where the cooking magic happens:
On the left is a view into the dining room and on the right is another peek of the den.
And that's Bubba coming in to see what mom is up to, on the bottom left. Or maybe to get into his Bubba nest, that's under the island.
Yes, my dog has a "nest" lol
I had to special order the floor tiles. They thought I was crazy when I asked for them, since they're usually used for schools now.
I collect old cookbooks, so they're scattered around here and there. There's actually a lot of good recipes in them.
And here is where most of the work happened:
(When I get the pictures off of my old computer, I'll share the pictures of the demo.)
The sink was found on ebay for only $175.
The more amazing part is that it still had the original faucet.
I was ecstatic!
The above picture makes the cabinets look dark, but the picture below is more true to the colors.
It's Behr paint in Melted Butter and Sagey. The wall color is Cotton Whisper.
Funny story... I went to buy paint for my bedroom the other day and I picked up a paint card with three yellows on it, so I could see which one would look better. One of them turned out to be the same yellow that's in the kitchen. I chose the lighter one called Whisper Yellow though. I figured Melted Butter in a bedroom was just wrong lol
The laminate was taken out and I had the white tile put in. You should have seen their faces when I asked for just plain white tile in my kitchen and on top of the fact that I wanted bullnose tile on the edges, "Like my grandmother had". These are the same people I bought the flooring from.
Yes, I'm pretty sure they think I'm nuts.
Oh well, they wouldn't be the first ones.
You can see my 1960s percolator peeking out from under the cabinet. It makes great coffee!
My grandfather's baby bowl:
I love this butter dish, so I thought I'd give it a moment of fame.
I love my sink.
Can you tell?
Here's the view coming in from the downstairs or the side door:
Straight ahead is the original ironing board cabinet and the white thing to the right of it, is where the iron sleeps.
And yes, I actually use them. Vintage linens have to be ironed.
Here's a closer look:
Pretty cute, huh?
Here's the breakfast nook that was so sad looking when I moved in:
Pretty racy, huh? ;)
When I was underneath the table painting, I went to paint the underside of the table and found this:
"Phooey to you"
My guess is a child, that lived in this home a long time ago, wasn't too happy with mom at some point lol
Anyway, I couldn't paint over it. So, there it stays :)
And there's my 1950s Hotpoint fridge:
Can you believe I found it on craigslist for only $100?
Neither could I.
If that man ever looks up what this fridge normally costs, I'm sure he'll faint.
It still works perfectly.
Lastly, here's where I keep my keys and below is a kitchen prayer.
"God bless my little kitchen; I love its every nook,
God bless me as I do my work~ wash pots, and pans, and cook.
May the meals that I prepare be seasoned from above,
With Thy great blessing and Thy grace, but most of all, Thy love.
As we partake of earthly food, Thy table before us spread,
We'll not forget to thank Thee Lord, who gives us daily bread.
So bless my little kitchen, God, and those who enter in,
May they find naught but joy and peace and happiness therein.
I hope you enjoyed the tour :)
Until next time,