Reasons to Install Butcher Block Counter Tops

Granite, marble, and quartz counter tops might be the most sought-after kitchen element, but my heart belongs to butcher block. The warmth of the wood, the organic appeal of the grain, and the sturdy functionality are just some of the reasons to install butcher block counter tops. Here's a roundup of gorgeous kitchens that have incorporated the timeless appeal of wood in the kitchen. This cream-colored kitchen wears all the ambiance of a … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen with Oodles of Storage

Did you survive the holidays? I realize Christmas and New Year's can be stressful or even depressing for some, but I truly hope that you were able to find a special moment to treasure. I'll share a little snafu we experienced on Christmas Eve later in this post. Right now though, I want to show you this adorable country kitchen with oodles of storage! This pretty and practical project is by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd. What first caught my eye is … [Read more...]

Kitchen Stools for Breakfast Bar

Many years ago my parents gave me a kitchen island, without kitchen stools, as a housewarming gift. I had just purchased my own home as a single mom of three school-aged children. Sure, I'd bought a home with my first husband, but this home (my current home) was my very own. Being a single parent with three mouths to feed, I didn't have a lot of spare cash at the time and appreciated their gift of a small yet handy island for my old-fashioned … [Read more...]

Christmas in a Cozy Kitchen

Our farmhouse kitchen just got cozier with a new kitchen island! I waited until it arrived before decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Hubby and I assembled the island in two hours flat. Now that it's complete, I'm ready to share Christmas in my cozy kitchen. I'm joining other bloggers for our Seasonal Simplicity holiday tour, so be sure to visit their blogs listed at the end of this post. Thanks to House by Hoff and The Happy Housie for … [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect Kitchen Farm Table

My flea market kitchen table has seen better days. It's rickety, I'm constantly re-painting it, and I think it's way past its prime. After having success with my new dining table, I started the hunt for the perfect kitchen farm table. I'm sharing some examples of style I considered, and then I'll share the kitchen farm table I ended up choosing. (This post contains affiliate links.) A round kitchen farm table was my first choice when I began my … [Read more...]

Cozy Cottage Kitchen

Last Saturday we toured a black and white kitchen renovation and today I've got a cute blue and white kitchen to share with you. Last week's kitchen was on the classic elegant style, while today's tour is a cozy cottage kitchen that's light and bright. The charming kitchen enjoys blue lower cabinets and white uppers. Photo by Standard Kitchen & Bath   A classic farmhouse sink is a focal point in the kitchen. Floating wood shelves … [Read more...]

Beautiful Kitchen Remodel Tour

Do any of you dream of a remodeling your kitchen sometime in the future? I love my old farmhouse kitchen but I do dream of a kitchen remodel some day. You know, a kitchen where there's more storage space and a better work flow. I came across a beautiful kitchen remodel by H2 Design + Build that I think you might like! Seems we're seeing more and more two-tone kitchens, with dark cabinets on bottom and light cabinets on top. Do you like this … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen in Red and Cream

According to several design trend forecasts for 2018, the color red is making a comeback. Neutrals continue to remain popular in the year ahead, with tonal reds providing a warm accent color. If you're a fan of red, this news should be music to your ears! Some people are a bit fearful of using red in their homes, but today's country kitchen by Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry shows that the color can be quite pleasing, especially when paired with … [Read more...]

Navy and White Sophisticated Kitchen

If you're tired of seeing neutral-toned kitchens in the pages of your favorite magazines, you might enjoy this pretty navy blue and white sophisticated kitchen by Davonport, located in the UK. You'll find classic elements like subway tile, pendant lighting, a farmhouse sink, and more in this beautiful heart of the home. Photo by Davonport   An expansive stove with double oven is a must-have for any passionate chef or baker. Photo by … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating in My Farmhouse Kitchen

The past few weeks I've been organizing my rooms and getting rid of some items. My neighbor took most of my small furniture pieces and gave them to family members. I'm glad they went to good use and I feel a bit freer and less stressed now that the house is getting in order. My fall decorating is done and now I can breathe easy before the crazy holiday season rolls around. Today I'm joining a group of bloggers and sharing a tour of my farmhouse … [Read more...]

Small Space Kitchen: Style and Storage

Do you struggle with storage and space issues in your kitchen? I think most people do, regardless of the size of their kitchen. Today I'm featuring an adorable, small space kitchen that's large on style and storage. When I discovered it, I was amazed at the smart use of space! This charming cottage kitchen was designed and befitted by Middleton Bespoke, known for their quality craftsmanship. Old World charm flows throughout the functional and … [Read more...]

Charming Retro Kitchen

Recently I stumbled onto an adorably charming retro kitchen by Hammer and Hand that I think you're going to love! I had planned to do a round-up of kitchens, but this one has so many amazing details, I decided to focus on just this one kitchen. The colorful checkerboard floor is the first giveaway that this is a retro kitchen. It looks like linoleum to me. Did you notice the fun yellow and red radio on the counter? Photo by Hammer & … [Read more...]

DIY Knife Holder: Flea Market Inspired

Do you have any items in your home that are beyond their usefulness yet you still keep them around? That's how it's been with my wooden knife holder. I've owned it for at least 15 years and it's seen better days. When I saw a creative DIY knife holder in a recent issue of Flea Market Style magazine, I knew a change was on the horizon. (This post contains affiliate links.) Do you like home projects that cost no money and only take minutes to … [Read more...]

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