I thought I would share my kitchen and a bit of my family room since it is connected. When we purchased our home I picked out maple cabinets with cherry stain.Thinking I wanted to change my look. My last home was more feminine with more pastels and pinks. But after moving in I realized I was not happy changing what I already liked and that is all things vintage. I know it is not for everyone, but I have always had a fondness for things that are imperfect. I painted my cabinets last spring and almost a year later I don't regret it at all. I love the warmth and serene look of white.
I love finding old architectural pieces like old windows, doors, posts anything interesting to my eye. I added that old ladder to connect the two cabinets. Inside you will see the color is a bit darker.I painted and added some dark wax to make it appear to be older than they are. The knobs were all found at thrift stores. Originally brass I painted them to appear as they were verdigris. I find most things at thrift stores, garage sales and antique shops.
I love adding fresh flowers and roses are a favorite of mine as lilacs,hydrangeas and lavender. They are usually pretty cheap at my market. Although I can't always bring home roses I get what ever is on sale that week. In the summer I like to bring fresh flowers in from my garden .If I they are blooming well I can find them at our farmers market.
I love finding white ironstone or any pretty white dishes, pitchers, platters or mugs. They are displayed in this french cabinet and also throughout my kitchen,but they are also used every single day!
This table was in my studio but decided to use it here and now that table that was here is in my studio. I am always shopping my home and changing things around from one room to the next. Since my kitchen and family room are connected we use these rooms the most and it is nice when we are entertaining.
My mantle is a typical builders model.I decided to change it a bit and antique it using chalk paint and milk paint. I painted the walls of my home a warm white.It works well with wood and brown or neutral colors.
I recently added those posts to the mantle.I just cut down the size I needed with a hand saw. A ornate metal piece found at hobby lobby was painted white.This was on sale a few years ago it was 10.00. Stacking tables found for a thrifty price at an antique store. Mirror was also found at a thrift store for 35.00. I like using lace curtains. I love the softness of the lace and how it filters in the light.We also have blinds for privacy at night.
Thanks Anne for sharing your quaint cottage farmhouse style kitchen with us.