The bottom and top cabinets pictured here actually came out of my parents kitchen. They just happened to be remodeling their kitchen at the same time we were doing ours and they were getting all new cabinets. At first I told my mom that we wouldn't be able to use them but once we took the wall down they ended up fitting perfectly! Plus I love reaching in to get my crackers out of the same place my mom always kept them. The cabinets were red and I painted them white to match the ones over by the sink. We bought the longest piece of Ikea butcher block counter top they sell and it seemed to all come together.
Whites, wood tones, and some blue here and there help to keep this space cohesive and calm. I am not big on clutter, actually that is an understatement, I HATE clutter. I try to use cute things to hide everyday objects when they are not in use as much as possible. For example the chippy can holds our cell phone and computer chargers. And the stacked boxes on the floor hold things like my tools and candles. I know not everyone keeps there hammer and level in their dining room but I use them so much I like them to be close by.
Through the doorway pictured is a room that we have not done one thing with, basically all that we go in there for is to get a beer from the fridge we have back there. It is definitely the room that is in the worst shape in our house, the ceiling and the walls are crumbling and its not level. So, our Spring/Summer project this year is to gut it. Actually we are going to take down the wall with the cow pictures on it and make it one big room. As soon as the weather warms up a bit I will be back there starting to rip things out and I can't wait!
It doesn't quite feel like Spring is coming just yet, we have snow flurries just about every day, so I bought some flowers to get me in the Spring mode. At least the sun decided to come out today.
There is still more of the kitchen to show you next time! Happy Friday!