Welcome to our kitchen!
This is one room I haven't felt the need to make a whole lot of changes too. The previous owners spent quite a bit of time updating this room and thankfully it was done in a relatively tasteful way. I can’t seem to locate a before picture at the moment but there were only two significant changes we have made.
Things we have changed:
1. Lighting. There used to be a wide table chandelier that hung over the frig. Yes! What an odd placement. I selected a more streamline lantern style chandelier (to match the one in the adjacent hallway) and added a hook to dangle it right over the island and centered to the room…much more functional and a better look too! The island is an oak dresser I had as a child…it fits here perfectly!
2. Paint. I did paint the walls a very, very pale shade of blue (Sherwin Williams Sky High). The color before was a blinding baby blue. I love blue on walls but just wanted to tone it down a bit!
What I love about this kitchen:
1. The high ceiling and tall cabinets! So.Much.Storage.
2. My vintage oak dresser turned kitchen island…beautiful and functional.
3. Somewhere in my lovely cottage's history, the old pantry doorway was turned into shelves. This is the perfect wall for my much loved vintage items...the horse painting, baskets, antique glassware, china and old aqua canning jars. (This used to be a doorway to a pantry that was later converted to a bathroom. It obviously has a different entrance now.)
4. My kitchen window. It faces one neighbor’s paddock and, beyond that, another neighbor’s lovely old house. Often the Percherons can be seen grazing right outside my window.
What I still want to do in this room:
1. We need to update some of the electrical wiring around the countertop.
2. I would like a new top for my old dresser. It’s not in good shape! I’m working on getting a granite, quartz or butcher block piece to go over the existing top.
3. This is a little thing but I keep picturing a 1950-60s rotary wall phone over the white chair. There is an old phone jack behind the chair so I image one hung there in bygone years.