Welcome to our kitchen! It is one of my favorite rooms up on the hill.
The kitchen is the first room I saw when I looked at this house. When I walked in, I knew it was the one.
There are two sides of the room, the dinning side and the cooking side. This side of the room, the dinning side, has a picture window with an amazing view and a working fireplace.
The paint colors were already here, yellow & gold.
The room was a tiny bit large for our old table & 4 chairs, so my husband built me this great farmhouse style table in one weekend. We got the basic plans on Pinterest to use as a guide. It has 4 chairs and a bench. I already had 3 of the chairs, I just picked up another chair for the end of the table and now we have plenty of seating for guests.
The fun thing about a 6ft table is plenty of space for a large center piece.
This is my summer table scape. An Iron stone pitcher, pottery barn outlet finds, and a nest with eggs.
The eggs were actually bright pink from an Easter display, I spray painted them white (if y’all don’t know how I love to use spray paint, look for that blog in the archives!) all in a tray from Home Goods.
I will change it out seasonally, and although I don’t want to rush the seasons, I am looking forward to doing one for the winter holiday!
Here you can see one of our four fireplaces.
The lights on the wall were actually a pewter color, I painted them black with some craft paint. It is on my list of things-to-do to change them out for something more modern this winter.
The chalkboard is something sentimental I saved from our dear friends engagement party that we hosted in our last home.
The cow pillow on the chair was a gift. I adore it.
I have had this side board for a very long time.
It has been in an apartment and 4 houses. Twice in the dinning room and twice in the entry way, now here in the kitchen.
It was originally white, I changed the color years ago. I still like it, so no plans to change it anytime soon. I think I got it for free, or maybe $10 or something.
This picture was a Virginia Living magazine cover around 2006 or so. I thought it was so pretty, I had it custom matted and framed.
It is especially meaningful now that we are away from home.
I bought this owl cookie jar at Anthropologie.
And now to the other half of the room.
This side is where my husband does his cooking. I mostly just use the fridge…
It was very difficult to find a house up north that has a renovated kitchen, so although this would not be my choice of cabinet color, at least they are not from the year I was born.
The counters are white Corian and green granite. You can’t see the refrigerator, but it is covered like the cabinets for a nice clean look. The ceiling is beadboard, which I love.
The kitchen has the entrance that everyone comes through and it leads out to a brick patio that we use for grilling and entertaining as much as possible.
You can just see the patio table umbrella in the picture below.
On the longest counter, I have a large Ironstone bowl and some antique rolling pins & wooden spoons. I think this may be the start of a new obsession.
And last but not least, this sweet little Ironstone soap dish on the window sill.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our kitchen and can see why it is one of my favorite rooms up on the hill.
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