Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Cottage Kitchen Reveal!

I have been silent for a bit,
busy settling into my new cottage.
I had in my mind to wait until
things were a bit more finished,
( bit more perfect?)
before posting pictures.
I have now decided,
there is no perfect time,
the house will be an ongoing 
project for a long time to come.
I am still waiting for the painter to finish,
the electrician to
 work me into his schedule,
and a call back from the handyman.
So, I am just going to start sharing.
The room most finished at the moment
(and one my favorites)
is the kitchen.

Do you remember the original kitchen?

It was entirely gutted.

After some extensive wall work,
the floor was the first new addition.

This room has come together exactly as
I saw it in my mind's eye.
That doesn't always happen.

White cabinets,
black granite counter tops,
white subway tiles and
a black and white floor
are the elements that created this kitchen.

It's a small, galley style kitchen
that totally fits my lifestyle.

This is the view from the dining room.

My old black cabinet,
purchased from a moving neighbor
in my previous neighborhood,
found a perfect home here.

It now stands in front of what was
previously the doorway to the pantry.
The pantry is now gone,
so the opening in the hallway,
around the corner could be created... house the stackable washer and dryer.

The existing kitchen windows
were perfect for glass panels
I had designed and made
for my previous house.

I love them in this space.

When planning this kitchen,
I knew I wanted a white cast iron sink.
I needed a fairly small one because
of this kitchen's size.
I found just the right sized one from Kohler.

The original kitchen was without a dishwasher,
but a space was created for one.

My benevolent sheep's head
keeps an eye on all the
doings in the kitchen.

I have never had a gas stove before.
So, since that's what was here before,
I decided to give it a try.
SO glad I did!
One of the features I am particularly enjoying
is the griddle in the center.
It makes remarkably good bacon!

Window treatments thus far 
are a matter of using what I had from 
my previous house.
This was a window topper at that house,
which was folded over a rod for a
triangular effect.

This canister set has been with me
for at least 25 years or more,
during which all but one lid
has gotten broken.
They are now nicely housing
some of my violets.

Are you seeing a color trend,
besides the black and white?
I have used and loved
red, blue and yellow together
for a long time.
For this house,
I have used the same gray
on the walls throughout.
But, I am certainly
still using my favorite


Linda Johnson said...

I am so glad you are sharing without waiting until everything is "done." I have been checking your blog and wondering how you are doing. Everything looks beautiful! I love how you are putting your stamp on the house and making it yours. I loved the old Buttermilk Cottage, and I see this house turning into a beautiful Buttermilk Cottage with each new picture you post! Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

So lovely!

Barbee' said...

And what a sweet kitchen it is! I did something similar five years ago, and so enjoyed seeing the picture in my head come into the real world. Thank you for sharing!

WAM said...

I especially love the sheep's head.
Great job Sis.

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

What a gorgeous makeover. Love the black and white palette. I have a galley kitchen too with one window and three doors and just no space to rearrange the layout. Good job. Hop over to my blog for a visit at Thanks! Pat

Debra said...

I love your makeover. I have that same stove (in a home we moved into a couple of months ago). I read with interest your comment about bacon on the center griddle. Was that difficult to clean up? Did the grease go everywhere? Just curious. Enjoy your beautiful new space!

Pam deMarrais said...

Susan, I love your new kitchen! It's anything but cookie cutter; you chose a bold pattern for your floor that immediately shows your strong sense of taste. I love the red, yellow , and blue accents! I bet that it's fun to cook in there, especially with the gas stove! ( I'm a little envious.)
I can't wait to see your blogs for the rest of the house!

Tanna said...

I think you have reached perfection!! blessings ~ tanna

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