The cottage is a little 1940's charmer with beadboard walls, planked ceilings
and painted concrete floors
It has an abundance of windows that bring in much natural light
and lots of character with it's original peaked open beamed ceiling.
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.
Let's just say it needed a lot of work
and even now we are working on redesigning spaces
and changing things...
sometimes I think projects around the house are never done and always evolving
and ideas and changes come to mind.
Last Summer we had the opportunity to remodel the small kitchen
out here as part of the Lowes Creative Ideas blog team- you can find the original post here
I was so excited to be able to get it all put together like I envisioned it.
We used a mix of old and new elements to keep that vintage cottage charm
One of the old pieces~
the cupboard on the wall is antique and was actually found 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'
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 added a few flea market touches like the old wood fruit bins on the shelves
and various pieces of collected white dishes- which are one of my obsessions ;)
I hope you enjoyed a little peek at our guest cottage kitchen!!
Don't miss the rest of the kitchen tours this week!
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23