The little cottage on our property is a small, 1940's charmer complete with beadboard walls, planked ceilings
and painted concrete floors. It has built in bookshelves and open beams ceilings and a little vintage inspired kitchen. But not all of those details were here when we started working on this space. Some of them were added to bring back more of that vintage look.
When we moved here- it was in much need of an update
new roof, new siding, new windows
and all that finishing that was never really wrapped up.
To say it needed a lot of work is an understatement
and even now we are working on re-designing spaces
and changing things...
It seems projects around the house are never done and always evolving
as ideas and changes come to mind.
Last Summer we had the opportunity to remodel the small kitchen
as part of the Lowes Creative Ideas blog team- you can find the original post here
We used a mix of old and new elements to keep that vintage cottage charm
The cupboard on the wall is antique and was found sitting on a shelf in the basement of our house
It fits so perfectly in here that part of me wonders if it wasn't an original piece
that had been removed at one point.
The base cupboards are all new- from Lowes
and we also built the open shelving using stair newel posts and pine boards
to bring in some of that vintage charm
You can read more about how we did that in this post here
We used granite on the counters- in tile form since we already had much of it left over
from a previous project
The small shelves were made out of simple pine boards
The sink area has details that echo the open cupboard area with it's chunky 'legs'
and simple sheer floral panels that have a vintage look and feel
were perfect for framing the large window.
One of my favorite things to do is the double chandeliers in a kitchen
I have double vintage chandeliers in our main kitchen (above) ~ you can read more about it HERE
I wanted to create a similar look out in the guest cottage kitchen
and we used two clear chandeliers with a vintage look for this space.
Another favorite thing in this room-
I love to hang flowers to dry from the open beams
The peaked ceiling and beams in the main living areas are one of
my favorite features in the cottage- I love how airy they make this small area feel.
The cottage is also filled with flea market and thrift store treasures- like the old wood fruit bins on the shelves
and various pieces of collected white dishes in the kitchen, dining and living room. White dishes are one of my obsessions ;)
I have a few changes planned for this space but I do love so much of it just like it is right now. I hope you enjoyed a look around our guest cottage kitchen as part of the In the Details tour
Don't miss the rest of the kitchen tours this week!
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
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