My Kitchen Without the Fluff

2.18.2016

Most of the time when bloggers share rooms we add styling props like flowers, fruit, etc. just like they do in magazines because hey, we do want our rooms to look their best. I know I am also always removing things that I don't want in the photos, but today I'm sharing shots of my kitchen without the added fluff and without removing the things I normally do. This is what it looks like day to day when it is cleaned up. Yes, I'm not sharing the kitchen when it is a big mess.

It is so hard to take pictures in my kitchen since it is dark most of the time. I have to really ramp up the settings on the camera to get enough light in here even on a sunny day.

I painted the legs again on the butcher block the other day. They were red. I like the white better.



I'm storing my small bread boards in this vintage enamelware breadbox.

My daily supplements are kept in this container from Ikea so I don't forget to take them. Out of sight out of mind.

This is the current hand soap we use and I stuck the bottle in this French bowl.

I have two small lamps in the kitchen. 



It's been three years since I Painted the Island and the paint and sealer is holding up much better than the previous professionally painted job.

Yes, my juicer sits on the counter which I am back to using after putting a few pounds back on. 
Still loving my copper collection hanging from the vintage iron piece turned pot rack I bought at an architectural salvage place a couple years ago.

This is a view of the cooking side.

Smoothie additions and tea bags stay out and close at hand.

A variety of mugs are easy to grab for that morning cuppa or an afternoon tea.

Glass canisters hold the daily essentials.

I use an espresso cup to scoop with.

Miss Bailey's dog bowls normally set on the floor here, but her stuff stays close by her crate in the sun room while she heals from her surgery.



And that is my everyday kitchen.....no fluff added.

It's so good to be home and back to blogging except for one minor glitch. Our internet is out due to a car accident that took our pole out that has my ATT Uverse connection on it. I'm waiting for them to replace the pole and get me back up and running. Glad I had this post basically ready and a Panera close by to finish it. Fingers crossed they get me up and running soon! I also hope to have somethng bigger than my phone to look at to read other blogs.

Have a fabulous weekend!

44 comments:

  1. I had that same back splash in TX. I love your kitchen! How's the furry patient doing?
    Brenda

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  2. Your everyday kitchen is pretty fabulous! Glad you had a wonderful vacation - the pictures were amazing on Instagram! Hope your internet gets fixed soon.

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  3. Your room looks so light and airy so I'm surprised that you find it difficult to photograph.

    I add a little bit to the kitchen when I am taking photos, but it is Steve's domain and he does not like much on his counters. The room is normally very spare.

    I like your butcher block legs painted white. I have been going to much more white in our house and might paint our farmhouse table legs white.

    I can't wait to see pics of your Tahoe visit.

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  4. With fluff or not fluff your kitchen is beautiful! And it looks really light and bright. What kind of camera do you use? Mine is on its last breath and I am searching for a new one. Thanks!!

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  5. enjoyed the tour of your real life world. Still love those cabinets, the color is perfect.

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  6. I like you idea of using a larger container to hold smaller cutting boards. I need to look around for something to hold mine. Glad you are safely back home! I have a new Canon 70 D and love it. So far so good anyway. ha!
    Sheila

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  7. Even without the fluff, your kitchen is gorgeous! Loved the tour of all the pretty details. I am a big fan of raw honey as well.
    Shelley

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  8. Kim thanks for keeping it real. You don't want to see what my kitchen looks like most of the time. I am behind on all my blog reading. I hope all is well with sweet Bailey!

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  9. Love your kitchen fluff or no fluff. It's a really gorgeous room to work in.

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  10. Love your kitchen....it is beautiful without the flowers and fluff!.....Have a great weekend...hope the internet is fixed soon!!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen. I enjoyed the tour and am pretty sure, even though I'm not particularly fond of cooking, I might actually like it if I had such a beautiful space to work in!

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  12. Good morning, Kim! I enjoyed your un-fluffed kitchen tour this morning...always lovely! Hope you get your internet soon, that is so frustrating! Have a wonderful weekend! Pam @ everydayliving.me

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  13. Love the sage cabinets and the copper pots!! And I have the same Pfalzgraff Christmas coffee mug by our coffee pot :)

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  14. Gorgeous kitchen...yet very workable and welcoming! 💕🌷

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  15. Just beautiful!!! Love that little lamp!! And the legs on your butcher block??? "GORGEOUS" !!!!

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  16. Nice, working kitchen. Hey, at least you have a Panera close by! Sure wish I did.

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  17. I love your kitchen, fluff or no fluff! Hope your internet is back soon. UGH! Have a great weekend!!!!

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  18. Kitchens are certainly utilitarian rooms so it's nice to see how it looks without the "fluff". I usually clean mine up for posting, but don't really add any fluff. I don't have a huge cooking area so there isn't a lot of space for that anyway. Hope your internet gets fixed soon.

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  19. Your kitchen looks great even without the fluff!

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  20. Beautiful kitchen in the "raw". I like the hardwood floors and white cabinets. It all looks fresh!

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  21. Nice kitchen; love the paint on the cabinets. What color is it? I would love to remodel ours. Love the bread container,I have a bucket that matches it:) Hope your little Bailey is doing good:) Have a great week-end

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  22. What a fun post! I've been so used to seeing your gray/green painted cabinets that I didn't realize the other side was cream. Lovely!! Nice floors too. I like your solutions for the day to day things we really use. But my big takeaway - you inspired me to go back to making smoothies!! Thanks! Hope the internet is back up soon. Been there, done that... ;-)

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  23. Kim it all looks fantastic with your everyday items. I do the same stash stuff for a photo, I do have people that come in say my home is always so fancy, LOL. I have to laugh and say you just popped in after a photo shoot we don't always live like this. Could you tell me what sealer you used on your cupboards? I've repainted ours twice in the 6 years we've owned the house and they need a touch up again. It would be great if a sealer prolonged their life.

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  25. What an inspiring kitchen space!!! Love your design choices -- especially the painted & distressed base cabinets/island and your vintage iron-work "pot hanger". My biggest take-away is your creative use of espresso cup "scoops" in glass canisters. I'm going to see if my childhood kiddie tea cups might work

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  26. I love, love, love your everyday kitchen Kim!
    It's beautiful and all the elements you've put into it are so interesting to look at. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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  27. Were your cabinets originally a wood stain instead of the white and green paint? My house is about the same age as yours and I'm seriously thinking of painting my alder stain white to brighten up the space which has always been dark. Love your style!

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    1. Chris, mine were white before then we had the drawers and doors changed out. The one side was painted white and glazed and the island was black. I painted over the black and that post is on my sidebar. I thought I linked it in the post.

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  28. Your kitchen is lovely and you must have one heck of a camera because your kitchen always looks so airy and bright. I love the color of your cabinets.You are one of the first bloggers I began following and you have always kept it interesting. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Clarissa. Yes I do have a good camera to let the light in.

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  29. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I just love your kitchen and would never know it seemed dark. Love how you use the vintage things to store your goodies. I have a couple of those little Rooster hooks. Now I see all of those darling scales on the tops of your cabinets. Now you really don't need them all do you? :) I'm looking for a red one! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. I am getting ready to remodel my kitchen with a similar style & color of cabinets that you have. I was shopping appliances today and have heard that stainless appliances are beginning to lose their popularity. My question for you: if you were to replace your appliances today, what finish would you go with?? Thanks!
    Regina

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  31. Your kitchen is beautiful even without fluff! I love the glass canisters...I might have to copy that., ;)
    I see lots of ideas I want to use. Thanks for sharing the "real".

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  32. I really enjoyed seeing how you live in your kitchen. Love all your little tricks to make everything lovely!

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  33. Touring your kitchen is always such a nice treat! And hey, I think you're already a professional with all the paint transformations you've tackled, excellent results!

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  34. I always love peeking at your kitchen, Kim. The colors are dreamy and I love how it is the perfect combo of fabulous and functional! You just made me miss my canisters. Hmmm. Where are they? ;)

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  35. Thanks for Sharing your kitchen it is very pretty. I love the cream colored cabinets as well. I really like your idea about storing cutting boards in the bread box.
    Be Blessed

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  36. What can I say... you even make oatmeal look stylish!

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  37. Kim your home is perfect as is. I'm in love with the blue bread box. Have a wonderful new week! Jo

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  38. Always pretty, and I enjoy seeing the everyday things. One of the best parts about some of the styling I see in magazines and on blogs is when it looks like people really live in the space. Your blog got me started on this whole blogger world scene. I googled "pretty traditional homes," and you popped up!

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  39. Such a pretty kitchen. Thank you soooooooo much for mentioning that your kitchen is kinda dark. I thought I was the only one living in a dimly lit room / cave

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