I am just going to jump right in on the kitchen renovation and hold my commentary for the end this time. Below is a progression of the work done on the kitchen. We loved this kitchen from the get-go.
We painted the cabinets Ben Moore Stonington Gray, added a new countertop and retiled the backsplash. We also put in hard wood floors and sanded and refinished the old hard woods to match. We really did not change the layout as it was already a great layout and this saved us in the budget.
So when we bought this cape house one of the things I liked the most was the kitchen that was tucked in the end of the house off the patio where the grill is located. It is a very efficient kitchen but not one that lends to the cooking with guests atmosphere – no kitchen parties here and I LOVE IT! Now not to say I don’t LOVE a good kitchen island in a home. They are so pretty and useful especially with kids. I am just an old fashioned girl I love that behind the curtain kind of kitchen where I can cook in peace without someone asking me why I am using paprika. Also, we have a chance to sit around the patio table located right out the kitchen slider. It does not have to be formal… just sitting around with your family and friends and enjoying your meal and conversation. Below are a few of the pieces I picked up for the kitchen. I wanted to keep everything simple and informal – nothing too fussy.
A few of my favorite things…
This mug from Crate and Barrel is perfect for my one cup coffee addiction
A great enamelware platter from Serena and Lily to hold large amounts of grilled food
This colorful blender from KitchenAide (Crate and Barrel) will be great for Mudslides and Smoothies.
A bunch of these cute little swirly bowls from Golden Rabbit are prefect for condiments, dips, and salsa
I found a similar pair of salt and pepper shakers at the Brimfield Antique Show in May for a great price, these are on sale at One Kings Lane.
I am finally getting to know Falmouth by finding places to hunt for decor. I will definitely be doing a few Friday Fieldtrips from the cape and islands.