Monday, September 5, 2011

My New Country Cottage Kitchen!

The first time we looked at this house I wasn't IN.LOVE. with the kitchen...but I definitely saw the potential it had.  I have always dreamed of having a country cottage kitchen and this kitchen had "good bones."  I knew the first thing that had to go was the drawer and cabinet pulls.  They were white with pinky flowers on them.  Nothing against them...but the cabinets are also white, however, not the same white as the wasn't pretty!  I knew exactly what I wanted for the drawers and that I wanted something simple for the cabinet pulls.  I live about 45 minutes from a flea market that is open once a's called First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX.  You can get ANYTHING here...from a pot belly pig to, well, cabinet pulls!  I got the drawer pulls for $3 each and the door pulls for $1 each...which was good because I needed 27!  Next up, the paint had to go.  The granite in the kitchen is a dark green, which I liked but the green paint that was chosen for the backsplash just wasn't working for me.  I had a vision in mind...BEADBOARD!  I liked the idea because it's not something you see everywhere and it really went along with my "country/cottage" look.  I put my Dad to work on the beadboard...and while he was at that, he added lots of new plugs, which was a plus! Once the beadboard was all in place we took a cabinet door to Lowes and had them match the paint so that the beadboard and cabinets would be the same color...yeah, did you know that Lowes can do that?!?  B/C They can and it's AWESOME!! Then we painted over the rest of the green with the same color as I had chosen for my living room, it's Devonshire by Ralph Lauren (actually, I had Lowes match it in their Valspar brand). 

SO...enough of the details and on to what I know you really want...PICTURES!!

Here are several BEFORE pics (excuse the mess...we were painting the whole house, as well as re-doing the kitchen)

 See what I mean about the green??

 I also got a new faucet in the process!  This is the old one.

And the AFTER....
 Our lab Koopa wanted to help me take pics!

 Close- up of the beadboard and trim.

 More of the beadboard and trim.

a close-up of my $1 pulls!

I love the plate rack around the tops of my cabinets...and a cool story about the angel you see on the families home burned down my junior year of high school.  This angel was hanging on a wall in a room that was very badly damaged by the fire.  The wall was covered in wallpaper.  When we went into the house after the fire the wallpaper had burned off, yet this angel was still hanging in her spot on the wall.  We saw this as a sign from God that we would make it through such a difficult time in our lives.  He continued to test us that year, but we made it through and are better people today because of everything we went through.  It's very true, God never gives you more than you can handle. 

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

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Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Love the beadboard backsplash. Thanks for your comments on my kitchen as well.

Kim said...

You are adorable! And I love your blog -so glad I found it. I'm a new follower. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! I love your style. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime.

6d52f630-b65d-11e0-a095-000bcdca4d7a said...

Love the beadboard and the pulls! Such a pretty kitchen now. Found you via Savvy Southern Style. Tootles, Kathryn

Ellie said...

What a nice addition to your kitchen! Yes, it's so much better than the green!

Michele said...

Hey Heather...Your mom told me about your beadboard kitchen, looks very pretty. I am gonna use that too, but in a peanut butter color. Was wondering if I should go with black appliances against white cabs or use white? My counter top will be white with peanut butter colored specks...formica ya know.