Blogland friend Melissa has been after me to show some of my kitchen. We updated it a few years ago and I am still in love with what we did. I tried to keep it vintage looking to fit our 1940s Tudor house.
It is not a big kitchen by any means. I have had to make the most of space and be creative.
This is looking from our back door into the kitchen.
The yellow door in the back is our back door. The white door in front of that is a kitchen door that is usually open but is handy to shut if there are kids in the basement for a slumber party. (stairs to basement are back there too) The floors are Pergo and are a great blue color. When I first had them installed I chose them to match counter-tops that were there when we moved in. The old blue counter-tops have been replaced with marble, but the blue Pergo is still a fun kick of color..plus it is still in great shape after 18 years.
The kitchen has the original cabinets. I painted them all white at first and didn't like it. I repainted the bottom cabinets a vintage green and was much happier with that look. I ALWAYS have fresh flowers on my kitchen windowsill. There are also lots of vintage touches of course. Note the vintage green towel bar below the sink.
My splurge in my kitchen were this reconditioned O'Keefe and Merritt vintage stove. I had it shipped from Kansas. I have very little counter space, so Tom and my dad made the cabinet next to the stove that houses my microwave. I don't mind the microwave being low and the extra counter space beside the stove is a bonus. The cabinet has a galvanized metal top.
My second splurge in the kitchen was this Northstar fridge. I seriously love this look of this fridge. You can see behind the fridge on the wall a couple of vintage green metal shelves that I use for additional storage. There is tons of collected green metal in this kitchen..recipe boxes, a stool, trays etc.
The fridge is not magnetic on the front. That is fine by me as I like the clean, uncluttered look. The sides are magnetic so my calendar is on one side. We have a butler door on one side so it pretty much hides the calendar clutter but is still easy to access.
Silly details everywhere.
I really like my curtains. I open and close them every day. I added these fabric bands and there are cup hooks/circles that I unhook and hook each day. They work really well. The fabric is vintage.
Vintage collected tin plates above the window along with my collection of curtain tie backs.
Kitchen shadow box. Post on that here. Fun to fill my cupboards with some happy plates.
Love this space. Definitely lots of vintage and green touches everywhere.
Fun, fun, fun!