For those of you who missed what the kitchen used to look like here's a reminder.
This is the last of the Kitchen remodel series of posts. If you missed them, here is Part 1, and here is Part 2.
My Black and White French Country Old House KitchenHere's the reveal! Can I say how much I LOVE my kitchen! It's my favorite room of the house, and for me, the most important one.
My sister found this sign for me when she was on a trip. Could there be a more perfect accessory for my kitchen?? Gotta love my sister, she knows me so well it's a little freaky sometimes.
For the Love of Black and White
This was the inspiration-peice for the whole room. I picked up a set of black and white transferware at a Goodwill store 14 years ago, and that was what inspired my black and white theme. Thank Goodness I actually bought them. I can't even begin to mention all of the good deals, vintage finds, etc, etc, I've left behind over the years. I'm glad I picked these up then, because I've never seen anything like them anywhere else!
These were a lovely gift from France. Even though we don't drink wine, we appreciate how great they look in the kitchen. They are great hooks for my lovely aprons.
Another thrift store find. Copper canisters! Love the French touch that a bit of copper adds to a kitchen :)
My French Mother-in-Law painted this for us soon after we moved into the house. It couldn't have been a better fit for my kitchen! It reminds me so much of the still life that hung in their old house for many years. I always found it fascinating to see such a great peice of art hanging in a kitchen, a very functional room. Turns out, that is very French, indeed :) She is an amazing artist.
Eric did an amazing job on the moldings and finish-work.
What a journey! So many little things I would do differently now, but overall I feel pretty good about what we pulled-off! We stayed within a careful budget, and compensated by putting in some fun details. Best part is, if you walked into my house today, you'd never in a million years know what it used to LOOK like. It feels like an old house kitchen with a French touch. 'Exactly' what I'd hoped for :)
Capturing a Moment - or a Few
Coming Soon: I will announce our Sweater Giveaway Winner. And I'm very busy knitting, as always.