Good afternoon my dears.
Today, its drizzly outside so let's spend some time inside my coastal cottage style kitchen. Pour yourself a cup of tea, and let's visit.
When we moved in our kitchen had mahogany cabinetry, green countertops, and a tile floor. It was so dark and closed in.
So, one day we took a collection of photos and listed our whole kitchen on Craigslist for $1,000. Surprisingly, we had a lot of enquiries and we ended up selling it for $800 to a gentleman who was remodeling his lake house.
We've completely re-invented the look of the space, by opening it up, and making it much lighter and brighter.
Above my kitchen shelf I have a family picture from my Nana and Granddad's wedding day on December 12th, 1954. Surrounding them are my great-grandparents, my Granddad's younger sister Wendy, and my Nana's younger sister Barbara.
|Painted by the delightful Susan Branch.|
My handy hubby built and installed everything you see. The oven we found on clearance, unused, and it has worked perfectly for us, however, in our new home we're getting a double oven because fellow cooks will understand the struggle of preparing a roast, and all sides all at the same time.
All our upper cabinets are glass front, so I use them to display my cake stands, tea sets, or dishes I don't use everyday.
Our trash can is in a pull out cabinet. A must for us.
In the cabinet to the right of our oven is all our everyday dishes. I can open the dishwasher and transfer the clean dishes across easily.
The draw above is where I keep all my cooking utensils like spatulas, graters, knives, scissors, peelers and measuring cups.
Y'all know how much I love collecting Susan Branch books. So every season I rotate her cook books on my recipe stand.
Last but not least, I like to put my flower arrangements by my kitchen window. On sunny days I open the windows and let the breeze blows the fragrance throughout the kitchen. 😊
Thank you for visiting, see you next time,
~Kiki Nakita ~