Our kitchen has come quite a ways since we gutted it and it has been and still is a work in progress. When I finally finished repairing the walls in here I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with the space in between the two doors. I knew I wanted some sort of storage here but a chalkboard also seemed perfect. So I painted a chalkboard onto the wall and had my husband, Neal, build an antique inspired cupboard for storage.
I just bought the adorable blue chicken wire cupboard at Home Goods this past weekend and it is empty for now because I am going to have Neal make little shelves for inside. I hung it anyways though because I wanted it to be in the pictures:) He also built the tall and skinny cupboard for all of my spices.
The french door was a lucky $5 dollar yard sale find. Neal had to cut it down to fit and replace one of the panes of glass.
I designed our island and Neal built it. I wanted it to have a butcher block top but we can't afford a piece of butcher block that size right now so we just used an Ikea table top that we didn't have a place for anymore. I had painted the top black originally but it just wasn't me so I painted it all one color and I love it so much more now. The side of the island you can't see hides things like the garbage and recycling and the microwave.
Our counter tops are from Ikea as well as the sink. Neal built the base for the sink, and then I just made a curtain to hide everything underneath. If you notice I found many wonderful pieces of ironstone this past weekend that I snuck into all of the pictures.
The rectangular platter below is a thrift store find from this weekend, I absolutely love it.
I had a different sign above the stove until last week but I decided to swap it for this one that I had out on our porch. I bought it years ago for $7 and I always wanted to hang it in our kitchen but the gold lettering bothered me, so I thought why not just paint over it with white?
The Anderson windows that we put in last summer make all the difference in this space. They let in so much light, plus they actually open and close opposed to the ones that used to be there. I will show before pictures of our kitchen in the next post, I didn't want to mix the ugly with the pretty.
I keep my dish towels in this antique basket. This past weekend I finally found some antique homespun dish towels, they have been on my "hope to find" list for so long!
I hope you enjoyed Part 2, stayed tuned for Part 3!