You know, I like my kitchen for the most part but it needs a bit of a facelift … particularly on one side. I don’t have a lot of regular kitchen cabinets like most people. Instead, I have a large built-in cabinet and a few free-standing pieces.
The built-in on the left is original to the house and can hold a lot of stuff.
The other opposite corner of the kitchen houses the fridge, stove, sink, and a few “regular” cabinets.
It’s the part of the kitchen that needs the most work and doesn’t look so good right now.
But let’s get back to the better half of the kitchen.
This cabinet is from Ikea … I bought it from someone at work who was moving.
The knobs need to be swapped out for ones that match the existing cabinetry.
I’d also like to find matching baskets for this piece, which shouldn’t be hard to do.
Or do you think I should keep the mismatched pair?
I’ve been looking for a cow painting to put on this shelf in place of the twig hat.
Or maybe an old store sign would look good there. What do you think?
There are no upper cabinets in my kitchen, but I love the look of open shelves, so no big deal.
I have more shelves waiting to be installed on other walls, but I have to paint them first.
The little mirror was a recent find for just $13 at the local antique store.
They were having a sale … I passed up another mirror but I think I’m going back to get it.
My daughter bought me the matching mugs a couple Christmases ago.
They’re big – great for soup, ice cream, lattes, hot chocolate, etc.
We added the beadboard to the walls several years ago.
It’s staying white but the kitchen walls are getting just a slight color change.
The two largest squash are from my veggie garden.
Stella! You know you’re not supposed to be up on the counters.
She’s young and still has a lot to learn. Someone always wants to get in on the photo shoot!
I plan to repaint the built-in cabinet, too. Haven’t decided what color yet but it will be similar.
Should I paint it white like the beadboard, or keep it a slightly different color like it is now?
The little cafe clock in the upper right is a new find from Decor Steals.
The metal pitcher used to be black and I used ASCP in Old White on it.
Last week I painted the ceiling and it wasn’t fun. I had to cut around all the beams.
Now I have to paint the beams (ugh!) and then it’s on to the walls and trim.
The biggest job will be installing a new counter and sink if we decide to go that route.