Well here is my nook today. I gave the woodwork a washed down/antique treatment which I really love most about my kitchen now. I was just experimenting with the green at first and it started out being a very bright Martha Stewart green which was a little overpowering for me so I then tried the distressing and staining aspect which I just loved in the end. As you can see I do love older things and the nook is cozy and inviting to come sit and have coffee if one wishes. I love using textiles to bring color and excitement in a room.
I love fresh flowers and during the summertime I especially love to bring the outdoors inside, so I went and picked a bouquet of flowers from my yard to brighten up my counter. It makes me smile.
This is an island I have made out of an old cabinet base that is distressed also. You must remember that the older homes built back in the day had very little cupboard or counterspace. I love candles and the scent they bring into your room. I have them burning always also. You can see more textiles with the use of the hankies on my candlesticks. Love it!
My mom and dad also lived in this house for a few years before they passed away and all they could to was get out all the old and put up new. When I arrived there were new ceiling fans, new counters, stainless steel sink and carpet everywhere, needless to say they all were taken out. My dad the gem he was though saved everything so I reinstalled all the original light fixtures and this old kitchen sink that weighed a ton but I love it, don't you?
Some more pretties.
I just love old medicine cabinets and I saw on HGTV once how one lady used them in her kitchen so I started collecting them and have put them around my stove. I use the bigger one to store my spices.
This was an old storage cabinet they put the ironing board in and I remember my grandmother using it. My dad took it out and put shelving in it for storage AND of course saved everything so I put the original ironing board back inside and Wallah!...
This is looking into the kitchen from the dining room doorway. My island, the nook and straight ahead is the entry to the basement stairs and patio. There is a 3 stepdown to the back door. I have a 1940's Westinghouse stove and refrigerator that I bought off Ebay I used when I first moved in. The oven quit working and I have not been able to get close to finding the part I need. If anyone has any idea what I can do please let me know! I have looked on the internet and nobody seems to be able to help me. Well I hope you enjoyed my kitchen. I have enjoyed making it my own with my grandmother's memories.