Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Kitchen

Well, it has once again been far too long since I have posted on this ol' blog. I hope you have all been enjoying a cozy and crisp autumn. We totally have. Just the other night we started using our wood stove. This is the first time we have lived in a place with a wood stove and I am in love- it just makes me enjoy this time of year even more. We have been super lucky to have some beautiful weather this season. Normally, there is a lot more rain, but we have been blessed with some gorgeous, sunshine-y days!

On one of those sunny days, I took advantage of the light and I finally got around to taking some pictures of our new home, so I thought I would share them with you. Let's start with the kitchen. When we moved in, the kitchen was painted a dark purple. It suited the owner's tastes, but it didn't work with our style, so we painted.  Here is a picture of the kitchen before (sorry for the poor quality, we were getting ready to start painting the room):

As you can see I had already been testing paint colours in the kitchen. We decided to go with a nice grey-blue colour that the owners had actually used on one wall in the master bedroom. It is a gorgeous colour and I find that it actually changes a lot depending on the light. At times, I find it to even have a bit of a green in it. I wavered a lot between what colour to paint in here. I wanted to try something other than blue, considering that our kitchen at the cottage was painted a blue, but I found that I liked blue tones best with the grey floors, counters/back splash and with the cabinets. If I owned this place, I would love to paint the cabinets white. However, seeing as how we are just renting, I found that the grey-blue we decided on complimented the room the best. Since, we moved when I was in my first trimester, I didn't have a lot of energy to work on the house, but luckily my parents came for a visit soon after we moved and they helped us get the painting done. Thanks Mom and Dad! Here is how the kitchen looks now...

I find those built in shelves with the huge drawers hard to work with decor-wise! They are so big that I never know what to put in them. Right now I've just got some various items and all my jars displayed. It kind of works.

On the other side of the room we have our little kitchen table and the french doors that lead out onto the deck.I don't have a before picture for this side, but it was the same purple.

The kitchen feels huge compared to our last one at the little cottage. I do miss the charm and character of our old place, but the space is also really nice (I am SO happy to have a full size fridge) and I think we have done a decent job of adding our touch to this place.

Next time I will show you our living room. Here is a little sneak peek...


  1. I love your little kitchen! & I'm so glad you didn't paint the cupboards white!!!! (but that's just selfish because I'm tired of seeing a sea of white in every kitchen photo I look at...)

    Love the new paint colour on the walls.


  2. Oh, your kitchen looks great!! Even though I know that you would like to paint the cabinets white, they really do look quite nice with your beautiful paint color! Plus, white cabinets do get so dirty! I look forward to seeing your living room!

  3. the kitchen looks great, it's amazing how a change of paint colour gives it an all new feel!


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