There is a good amount of cabinet space and I love that they go all the way up to the ceiling, but that orange wood color makes me cringe every time I look at it. They would be so much prettier white!!
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Great inspiration for your kitchen…..I bet you are excited for some changes to it. I just finished having granite counters installed in my kitchen….I just love it.
Love the vintage inspiration! Excited to see what you do 😉
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com
Love all your storage space in the kitchen, but yes… a coat of white paint would do the trick! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla (your newest follower on GFC and Linky followers)
Wow, fabulous inspiration board! I have a feeling the finished project is going to be amazing!
So, you can’t paint the cabinets, huh? I’ll bet you can do beautiful things with red accents against those just the way they are. What colors are you thinking of?
Lisa @ Helene’s Legacy
can’t wait to see all the personal touches you add from your inspiration board! it already looks so gorgeous and light
Great plan! The drapes are fabulous! Would love to have you come link this up to my party and follow along. http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/05/get-social-sunday_18.html
Great inspiration board — and I love the little telephone alcove!! I spotted it in one of the first pics and wondered what it could be 🙂
Can’t wait to see it! I love the grey color you have on your walls. I’d love if you’d like up to The DIY’ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html
Great kitchen to work with so clean and crisp and your idea of all white cupboards sounds perfect. I love your nice eating area and your sentiment re growing old together. My honey and I have been doing it for 50 years and believe me it flies by so do a little every day.
Blessings from Canada
Just to add– if you cant paint right now then add a few blue things or paint some good old stuff blue for now. Blue is the complementary colour of orange and it should take some of the heat out of the orange of the cupboards. Just a suggestion.
All those vintage touches will look great in that kitchen! And the little telephone shelf is adorable…I love that you’ve found out about the history of all the quirky old features 🙂
Love, love, love your inspiration board. Can’t wait to see the end result! Hopped over from DIY Dreamer and I’m happy to be your newest follower on G+, T, FB & Bloglovin’. Hope you can stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy
I would knock out (at least part of) the wall with the pass through. Once that’s done, I’d take the opportunity to update the cabinets. Open shelving is popular now, and it makes a space look larger. I love the look you’ve chosen; it works very well with your home. If you’d like, I think adding touches of aqua or yellow would enhance the design.
Darling kitchen. If it were mine I would use the chevron drapes flanking the windows, on the chair seats & across the whole wall were the pantry door is to make the space read as one. In the pass thru use 3 old graters with tea lights under them & hang 1-3 ball canning jars from the top to use as flower vessels/sea shells/pine cones whatever. How about a cute canning jar chandelier to replace the fan. Keep the ceiling light fixture but repeat the black iron feel by hanging the fork & spoon on the skinny wall where the hot pad is & paint a graphic or get a vinyl of the old bicycle on the wall above the adorable phone stand. Of course get a black rotary dial for the niche. I would put a simple table over the garbage can at counter height to give you a small landing zone to the right of the stove. Or maybe a narrow cupboard & move the garbage can. Decant your soaps into ball jar pump dispensers & get a magnetic paper towel holder to adhere to the fridge or undermount it to gain counter space. Turn the microwave’s back to the fridge if the door swings on the right. Put your napkins on top of a scale on top of the turned microwave. paint the door/drawer pulls black if allowed. Get the widest, longest black & white wide striped rug a/la/a Nate Burkess you can find to cover much of the floor or paint one on canvas. I have one that lasts 10 yrs with poly coat. Put some big glass canisters filled w/dry goods on top of the medicine cabinet & fill it with oils, spices, etc. Maybe you can turn it upside down or move the hinge so the door swings the other way for easier kitchen access.Use that graphic grey/wt print form the pillow to make the little window
curtain & your done! Suzi
Joann Fabrics has burlap printed with the bicycle motif. It would make a cute pin board
Just found your blog thru Pinterest as I am in the process of updating my 20 year old kitchen now that my kids have grown. Your kitchen brought back memories of my childhood! I would say that the cabinets date back to the 1950’s. That’s when my parents had the family home built and we had cabinets just like that, sans the handles. I remember that material on the counter tops (not sure what it was called or made out of) and the linoleum on the kitchen floor. Some of your readers had some great suggestions for updating (without changing the cabinetry, counters or floors) and they are what I’m getting ready to do to my kitchen! Great minds think alike, I guess. 🙂 I think you can make some changes of your own and you will have a new to you kitchen. Be patient and maybe once your family sees what changes you have made on your own, they will be more apt to approving your painting the cabinets. Thanks for your wonderful blog!
How fun, Sharon! I bet your kitchen will look beautiful! It’s always a fun challenge when you’re working with an older home, isn’t it? Thanks so much for stopping by to share this!
I discovered your blog this morning while looking at recipes, and I quickly got interested in your DIY projects. I love that you have a potholder as your inspiration and that you are fixing up your rental house. I grew up in a rented house and wish blogs had been around back then. My Mom would have appreciated these posts. 😉
Welcome to Love Grows Wild, Linda! I’m so happy to have you here! I completely agree, it’s so wonderful to have endless inspiration at your fingertips now!
At MTA in my city, they had look-alike “rotary” phones, pretty much the same, but the holes in the dial were buttons 🙂
Hello! I was directed here after seeing the mason jar soap pump on pinterest. We just recently got a “new” house and I am going for the same look in my outdated kitchen as well! (Mine doesn’t have nearly the charm yours does tho…so jealous! :o) )I know I’m way late in the game here but have you considered contact paper for your countertop issue? My mom has done it for years and it actually holds up pretty well. Not ideal I know but it might make everything seem more “done”. The make some really nice ones now. The metalic variety comes in stainless steal and copper that look pretty good which might be good for your backsplash. Maybe the chalk board kind for the cabinet fronts? Or maybe renters wall paper for the cabinet doors? They all can be easily removed if it doesn’t work out. Also, could you share what color you used on the walls? I’m in love with it! Great blog…glad I found you!
Thank you for all the suggestions, Carol! I’m thrilled to have you here! The gray color on my walls is Valspar Woodlawn Colonial Gray.