Sunday, July 25, 2010

Country Kitchen......

Well it's been a long time, but the kitchen has found new life. While there are still a few more projects still to do (ex. re-grout the floor, put white decorative faux tin ceiling tiles on the ceiling) we're happy to have at least the painting done.

Here's the Before.....

And here's the AFTER..... (WARNING it's a lot of color, but that's what we wanted for this room)

The wall color is "Safari Tan" by Ralph Lauren, which sadly they don't carry at Home Depot anymore. The kitchen at our last house was this color and I painted my mom's kitchen the same color a few years before that, so you could say I really like this color. The "barn red" is a mixture of leftover paints I had from Lowes and Home Depot. The sink, shelf and an old cabinet (not shown) were painted the "barn red" (the shelf and sink were two different shades of red prior to that). The window has a lace bubble shade, but it's pretty bright so I don't think you can see it in this picture. We'd like to get some more decor for above the cabinets, hence the bare spot in the picture.

A valance was used on the shelf to hide a plethora of cookbooks.

You can see a sneak peak of the laundry room in the back. That is the next room on the list and it's almost done as well.

Love this bread box.

Only started collecting aprons this year. Can't wait to add more. The red, beige and blue one is actually my great-grandmother's bonnet.

We're still looking for more vintage spice tins. We hope to fill the whole thing up :)

Wine rack was a $2 thrift store find. Most things in the kitchen are thrift store finds actually.

Each room in the house seems to have a black cat in it. Inspired by our little kitty, Boo.

These "prints" are taken from a book that was illustrated by the wonderful Tasha Tudor. They are too cute!

"The cat and his housekeeping staff live here." So true! Lol!!!!

My mom had these when I was little. Found these on Ebay and they are very practical as well.

Lovely little matchbox holder. Found on Ebay.

God bless this home!

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

You must be in kitchen heaven, it is so cute! I love it all, but I would mostly love a gas stove!


Lisa said...

Your kitchen is very charming! Beautiful job ... it would even make me want to cook.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your kitchen is adorable.

Virginia said...


The Polka Dot Closet said...

i already stopped once to tell you I loved Your kitchen, but I thought I would stop and tell you again..I love your kitchen! Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my publishing joy!
It really is a thrill, I am going to blog about how Romantic Homes found me thru my blog...So,keep on bloggin!


Shelia said...

Oh, what a darling kitchen you have! I love the touch of red you have and all of your accessories are just perfect!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Robyn said...

OH I LOVE your kitchen! It's so pretty and what a wonderful transformation! I really love the pops of red...that match box holder is FABULOUS! Glad to be your neighbor on Funky Junk Sat night!

Bella said...

Your kitchen is completely charming:-) I need to get brave and overhaul my very old kitchen! The Ralphh Lauren paint colors are grogeous... I was looking for Victoriana, and cream... When I went to Home Depot they still had the Ralph Lauren book and did color matching and their new primer nad paint toget is nice stuff.
Your fairy garden tour is amazing! Garden tours are my favorite summer apsstime:-)
Thanks for your visit and kind word... I am your newest follower:-)

Pamela said...

Your kitchen is sooo cute!!! I love al the color!! It is perfect!

Jaclyn said...

Oh my! I love your kitchen!!! I like the vintage spice collection and how you have it displayed.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a cheerful place to cook. Everything looks so wonderful. I could live in your kitchen. So much eye candy. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Sherry

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Are you kiddin' me? A lot of color? I don't think so...I think it's perfect. You've taken a blazé decor and added charm!!! Wow.

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Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely Kitchen :-)Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas

Mo said...

Thank you all for visiting and for your wonderful comments!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!