I headed to the cottage on Thursday for a 2 day reno blitz. I needed to get the kitchen sorted for it's makeover. Right now it has maple cupboards a la Home Depot and a newish, but hideous hunter green laminate work surface. In the process I moved around this cabinet and found a new, better spot for it.
Because, the kitchen is such an Ugly Duckling, I can't show it yet, but this is the view from the island looking to the newly positioned cabinet. I have an existing electrical panel on the left there, with the same cabinet doors. These will be painted out in a couple of weeks.
To balance out the cabinet, I hung a little oil painting that I found on the way up to the cottage. It looks like it was painted around the cottage as the landscape is identical. Lorraine offered to go with me to the cottage to help paint and source along the way. It took us almost 6 hours to get there, we stopped at every haunt along the way. The perils and joys of our work are many, and this weekend we were in a place so awful, we were literally gagging. There was also a dog that found my leg extremely attractive.!!! We came out, got in the car, and when we were out of view from the place dug out the Purel and lathered ourselves.
Sorry...back to the cottage. We painted the island Rhubarb, and I am having an old pine "Slip Cover" made for the work top. I love how the chenille on the bar stools stand out now. I found a lovely old scrubby ladder that I leaned on the wall next to the cabinet. This balances out that nasty electrical cabinet too.
I found 2 of these clay pots embellished with seashells. I think they are quite old and I absolutely love them.
They look pretty with the blue glass jars.
So, I think I finalized the kitchen plans (maybe blue cabinets) and have the painter lined up. Island surface being built as I type in my neighbors garage. ( he is building it in his garage, I am not typing in his garage) I have ordered a ton of Pine Cone Hill linens for the shop and plan to use some in the master bedroom at the cottage, which is also being painted and will be a blog post soon.(it is the Smallest Masterbedroom you have ever seen) Oh.....and it is going to be pink.......(sorry B----) .