Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Peek at Our Cottage Kitchen

Welcome Cottage Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. I love your visits.



Please don't pay any attention to the unpainted porch railing. I'll get to that before winter, I'm sure. What I really want you to see today is our kitchen. We still have a few things to complete, such as the backsplash and something special for the range and the sink cabinet, but I figure I've kept you waiting to see the kitchen long enough. So although this isn't a full reveal -- that will come once this project is 100% finished -- these photos capture the kitchen's mood.

As you enter from the front porch, this is what you see.


The missing dining chairs are a work in progress.


And here's a look at the space beyond the fridge.




I could not be happier with the way the kitchen turned out. It's everything I envisioned, everything I wanted and more. Cooking is a joy. Clean up is a breeze. Everything has its place and it all works together beautifully. 

I do want to show you several close ups that make me giddy.


The garden window.


The kitchen faucet.


The range hood.


And the farm sink. I ordered an unfinished, distressed cabinet and antiqued it myself to get the look I was after.


Now I ask you -- is it wrong to love a kitchen this much? 




61 comments:

  1. It's absolutely grogeous, Nancy! You must be so happy.

    Sue
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I am very happy and very appreciative of this wonderful gift from God. Hugs.

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  2. It's just what I imagined you would have - perfect! I can't begin to imagine how wonderful it is to finally be able to use the kitchen you dreamed of so long. The garden window is fantastic and I love the way you've put it all together. Is that a vintage stove I see? Everything is so cozy and I'm sure you must smile when you see it coming together.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Nancy,
    I think loving your kitchen is just exactly what you should feel. I know with our recent updates I feel the same. Oh Nancy your kitchen is so cottage chic, I adore it. I love your 2 colors in the cabinets, adds interest and contrast - I love dramatic color choices in light with dark. I LOVE the cream cabinets, I LOVE your faucet, LOVE your range hood ... Well Nancy I love it all. Looking forward to seeing your backsplash reveal.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  4. Dear Nancy ... Oh my goodness, so charming. I love it. You asked if it is wrong to love a kitchen this much. Absolutely not. It is perfect and I know how much you love your time being there. Enjoy every moment. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  5. Oh, it is charming and adorable! We have the same IKEA double farmhouse sink, and it is has been a real work horse for us. We love it. (We don't have a dishwasher either. I don't think I see one in your pics.) Google "Sally's (pseudonym)Sweet Galley Kitchen" sometime and you can see mine. It's still there online after entering in Apt. Therapy's kitchen contest. I love the cabinet that you have placed your sink in. It must be wonderful to cook in your new space, Nancy!

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    1. Nope. No dishwasher. Well, I have a two-legged dishwasher. :) Thanks for the compliments, Isabella, and for mentioning your kitchen. I'll Google it for sure!

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  6. WOW is all I can say. I love it. You all did such a wonderful job on it.

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  7. Oh, I love it. I'm designing an ADU for my parents and your style is perfect for it. I just searched for your floor plan and I could only find one that showed a galley rather than a one-wall kitchen. Can you link to your final plan?

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    1. Sarah, I can't respond to you personally since you're a "no-reply" commenter. We have not published the floor plan for this cottage and are not making it available at this time. We may at some time in the future. Thanks for your interest.

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    2. There's nothing wrong with loving your kitchen! I LoVe it too! It's perfect! Everything about it is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
      Hugs. Marg.

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  8. Nancy it is perfect~ cozy, charming, elegant! I am in love with it all. I can't believe it's a brand spankin' new room. It looks as if it's fed generations of happy folks. Enjoy every second in your new kitchen. It truly is outstanding!

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  9. Oh, I love it, Nancy. All of it. What a charmer. I love so much the nice deep window-sill over the sink for your lovely plants. That just takes my breath away.

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  10. Hi Nancy,

    Your beautiful new kitchen is every cottage - loving girl's dream, and one that could easily grace the cover of every cottage style magazine, or even better, the canvas of an inspired artist! Having said that, I don't doubt that Dennis will take brush to canvas and record your unique and lovely kitchen in all its creative charm!

    You must be thrilled!! It's simply stunning!

    Poppy

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  11. Darling! I love all the special touches and unique pieces that make up this lovely space - good job!!!

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  12. Every thing is just great. Not small at all.

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  13. I absolutely love the window ledge! I wish newer houses had deeper window ledges. When I had my kitchen redone last year I asked for the deepest ledge they could make without it hitting my kitchen faucet & I love it.



    I really like the fridge & cabinets around it as well. Such an adorable kitchen.

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  14. well for pity sake that's the prettiest kitchen i've seen in a long time of kitchen sightings. it's beautiful.

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  15. Oh my, Nancy! There are almost no words for how amazing this kitchen is. Every detail is just so perfect! I love your distressed cabinet, range hood, and plant window! I can absolutely see why you are so in love with your new kitchen :)

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  16. Oh no - it is gorgeous! Love everything you did and can't wait to see what else you have done.

    Judy

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  17. Love it all Nancy!! I love the range hood, garden window and crazy over the light fixtures. It's all so beautiful!

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  18. It's Gorgeous!! LOVE those drawer handles too~~~Blessings~~~

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  19. Love it all Nancy. It is absolutely beautiful. It makes me smile to see it so I am sure you feel your heart beat just a little faster to be in that pretty kitchen. Love all your sweet cottage touches. Great job. So happy your cottage is becoming your home.
    Kris

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  20. It is not wrong to love a kitchen this much. It is absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Worth the wait to see your kitchen. How wonderful to stand at the sink and gaze out the window. All the plants make it feel so homey. I can't find a thing I do not like. Congrats on a lovely place. Debbie

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  22. It is NOT wrong to love your kitchen, Nancy! I Love your garden window and that faucet is gorgeous! Farm sinks are super, it's a great kitchen! Enjoy it all! Blessings, Cindy

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  23. I love your kitchen too, it's so pretty! Hugs,

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  24. When I saw the first picture it was with pure delight! It's no wonder you love your new kitchen. I really love the colors and all that you've done. The sink with it's distressed cabinet is wonderful. The window with the greenery. Aaaaahhhh!

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  25. You deserve to love your kitchen that much because of all the hard work you and your husband have done! It is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!!

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  26. It is so RIGHT to love a kitchen that much!

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  27. NANCY!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is perfect. For a small space, you gave it a LOT of character, and the details of the hood, the SINK with the little curtain, everything (THAT WINDOW) - many of us would want this in our kitchens! Your smaller scale makes it even more charming and desirable. Live in it to the fullest and enjoy this sweet dream. LOVE IT! Anita

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  28. LOVE seeing everything come together for you! Your small space is delightful. :-)

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  29. Hi.......it is Beautiful.!! and I can see why those "giddy" photos...make you giddy..I think putting a rectal inside the garden window was brillant..cooking fun..easy clean up..you're talking my language..look forward to seeing how the entire project comes together..hope you an Dennis have a Great weekend.!!

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  30. Oh my goodness...the kitchen is breath taking beautiful.No wonder you love it so much.You did an amazing job,I could move in anytime ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Caroline

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  31. What brand is your refrigerator? I love the looks of it, and your kitchen is wonderful - enjoy!

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    1. Thank you. The fridge is it is an LG 10 cu ft bottom freezer.

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    2. I've been looking at this fridge on Home Depots site. Does it seem big enough for you??
      I really liked he small size as our kitchen is very small., and I like it doesn't have handles sticking out. What about the bottom freezer?

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    3. Christina, there are only two adults here and so far the fridge is big enough to meet our needs. We do a lot of cooking and I have a lot of fresh veggies in the vegetable bin. It's loaded. The shelves on the fridge door won't accommodate gallon size containers, so keep that in mind if you're used to buying gallons of milk, etc. We don't drink milk and our cream is in quart size cartons which fit fine. I chose this fridge specifically for the bottom freezer. I hate stooping down to rifle through the fridge. The freezer size is more than adequate for our needs. If we need more space we'll purchase a small chest freezer and keep it in the workshop for overflow. There's been a lot of interest from readers about the fridge. I'll try to do a blog post this week on the fridge and show pics of the inside. Check back. :)

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  32. Nancy your kitchen looks like I just stepped back a 100 years! The cabinets are amazing. I love the way you finished them. Love love it all! Hugs, Jo

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  33. No, it is not wrong! You've earned it and waited for it and I bet there will be few frozen dinners coming out of that kitchen.

    Nancy, all that time of visiting cottages across the world for your blog must have gone into details for this one. I would say which part I like best but I love it all, although the sink and cabinet it sits in wins my heart.

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  34. I love the light fixture over the table!!!! Where did you find it? I love the little bird!

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    1. I purchased the light through build.com. It's made by Acclaim Lighting - Avian Two Light Hanging Lantern In Black Coral model 7566BC/SD. Thanks. :)

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  35. Wonderful details in your kitchen.What's there not to love? The window with all these plants, the farm sink and faucet, the range hood... I hope you don't mind I've pinned your pics to remember for when maybe one day I can have a home in the country.

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    1. Do I mind? I'm flattered, Helen. Pin away!

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  36. Absolutely beautiful . . . so perfect! I love it. The window, sink, your creation under the sink, the hood above the stove, the little touches here and there. Wonderful Nancy, just wonderful! Love, love, love!

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  37. It's full of Cottage charm, how could you not love it?

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  38. It's perfect! I love it almost as much as my kitchen. Seriously. You did an AMAZING job, Nancy.

    xo

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  39. This makes our day, it's just wonderful! Nice job :)

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  40. It's just beautiful Nancy and it looks like you have everything you will ever need. Loving your garden window...absolutely perfect.

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  41. Nope, I think loving your kitchen is a good thing! It's is really pretty.great job!

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  42. I love it. You've done a fantastic job and I've enjoyed watching the "build" with you.

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  43. WOW! This is just beautiful. Well done. :-)
    I think loving your kitchen is a perfect idea.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  44. Not at all! This kitchen is gorgeous Nancy!!! I just can't say enough. I love the smaller fridge too. I am finding our fridge feeling too big for 2 people and a space grabber because of that. I just love the drawer handles and the unique feel of your space. So original!!!

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  45. Oh my, I LOVE your kitchen!! It's charming, cozy and very tastefully decorated. You did a fantastic job on the cabinet.

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  46. Nancy,
    I just adore you new cottage. It is so cheerful and just so sweet. I really like your kitchen a lot. The base cabinet under the lovely farmhouse sink is so awesome and gives such a homey feel to that room. The kitchen faucet is beautiful and that range hood... oh, I am drueling. From the beadboard to the counter tops... it is all lovely. Such a cheerful and bright cottage home. I can see you put your heart into every corner. May you and your sweetie spend many blessed years in your Joyful cottage.

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    1. Tonita! It's so nice to hear from you. Thanks for these kind words. I hope you're doing well. Hugs.

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  47. Where did you find your "farm sink"? We are buying a cottage and I want to replace the sink with one just like yours!

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