I look outside at WHITE for almost six months a year. I need a little color INSIDE.
I am a huge fan of Angie's kitchen at Knick of Time Interiors. Fun, cool, inexpensive...awesome.
Take in this this kitchen tour if you haven't already! I think you will love it.
Then there's Dru's farmhouse kitchen at The Country Farm Home.
Dru has a spectacular painted checkerboard floor, and super fun vignettes. Part two of her kitchen tour is HERE.
Back to northern Minnesota and my small kitchen. I gutted my kitchen in 1991, and put in new cabinets. Light wood toned birch cabinets.
I want to capture some of Angie and Dru's farmhouse charm, but I can't paint the cabinets white, yet. (But I'm still working on my husband)
In the meantime, I have changed my kitchen decor. I have taken down my small trinket shadowbox, and replaced it with hanging cutting boards and a chippy step stool.
And the radiator shelf was re-decorated too with a meat grinder and vintage cook books.
This section of wall above my corner kitchen built in was painted with Rustoleum black chalk board paint.
I added my rolling pin shutter display, and this kraut cutter magnetic photo holder.
I added an empty frame with "EAT", and a Mod Podge transfer clipboard. All the chalked words are cooking verbs.
Here are the bottom corner built in shelves with bowls and other vintage kitchen items.
The door to the right is my laundry room. Luckily with a small kitchen I have tons of cabinets for storage in my attached laundry room.
\Top of the fridge.
I also painted the black over the sink shelf old white.
I am still using my cheap and easy clearance burlap garland valances.
The table and TV area of the kitchen. I put a TV in when my kids were little to keep them from eating in the living room, but my husband still uses the TV at breakfast and lunch so it stays for now.
I hope you like my changes!