This is something I’ve been so excited to share with you… this is only one part of the kitchen that belongs to the young couple that just restored their antique craftsman bungalow style house this winter.
Of all the rooms in this house when they bought it, the kitchen was for sure the worse. It had unfortunately been re-done in the 1980’s and had the lack of character and details to prove it… well that is except for a few really questionable things, like this for instance:
This set of very shallow cabinets with lights, and glass doors. We can’t figure out what the previous owners would have stored in them… they’re only about 4” deep… perfect for a soup can, but that’s a lot of soup cans, and would you really want them on display like that? Honestly, to me it sort of looked like something in a doctor’s office. Whatever its intended use was, it wasn’t working so well for our couple.
I will do more posts to show the whole kitchen later, but today I’m going to show you the amazing transformation they did to this display cabinet. click here to read the rest of the story
When we bought ‘Our House’ around 15 years ago, the kitchen cabinets didn’t look like they do now. They were in really good condition, but being built in the late 80’s they really lacked character. I’ve searched and can’t find a ‘before’ pic of the kitchen, (I think I was in such a hurry to paint them, I forgot to take a picture of the kitchen) but this is what our bathroom vanity looked like before we redid that room, and it was the exact same, dark stained oak as the kitchen cabinets.
Some people, (like the carpenter helping me at the time) could nearly croak at the thought of painting solid oak cabinets, but not me, (and I bet not you either, because if you’re reading this blog, chances are you too have painted over perfectly good wood, ha, and probably even written a post or two about it).
The first phase when I painted them… ok now, give me a little grace when you see this picture, it was 15 years ago, and I did have a huge Puritan ware collection… I did do some things right, and I’ve learned a lot about decorating over the years, but here goes the first phase pic… remember grace… READ ON…
The coffee bar is in the background, and on the right is the pantry we built separating the kitchen from the living room. We used a vintage door and antique glass creating a transom on this pantry.
From this vantage point, the kitchen is behind, to the left, so, spinning around: Read on…