Friday, August 29, 2008

Kitchens...



Here are some kitchens I have saved. I just love that chalkboard wall with the metal sliding pantry doors. This was in the Cottage Living idea house last year in New Orleans. LOVED that house! The white kitchen with the tricycle was in Country Living, I believe. It is my favorite one I think. I have managed to use some of the elements from most of these kitchens in my own. My cabinets are painted white and I have a stainless restaurant kitchen worktable for an island, although mine is not on wheels like the one pictured here. I have the schoolhouse ceiling fixture. I also have a porcelain sink, but mine is not the pretty apron front kind. I have painted wood floors done in black/white diagonal checks. They are 18 inch square and I wish I had done them larger, maybe 22 inch. The fab kitchen pictured with the huge chalkboard is in the home of Cottage Living style editor, Heather Chadduck. Although my stove is old like Heather's, it is not exactly the same one. I have a 1947 (??) O'Keeffe and Merritt gas stove and I love it. I had searched for one like my grandmother had, but found this one instead. It was an estate sale find. I'll have to blog about how I got it. Heather's kitchen has a blue/gray ceiling. Mine will too, if I ever finish it. I've splotched, just need to complete the job! The paint color is called hazy sky by Wal-Mart color place paint. FYI, I have used this brand in several different colors and have always been pleased with the quality. The kitchen with the blue chairs is in the new September issue of Cottage Living. I just love all those windows and I like how they are painted a darker color. My kitchen has the old fashioned crank out window above the sink...maybe I should paint it a darker color. In my dream kitchen I would have white subway tiles with grey grout. In the all white kitchen pictured, I just love the narrow window. I have one little built in corner shelving thing that I have struggled to figure out what I want to put there. My precious friend Holly (http://www.hollymathisinteriors.com/) suggested a collection of creamers. I like that idea and have one to get me started. Just need to hit the estate sales to find more! Share with me your kitchens or dream kitchen ideas!

12 comments:

sheila said...

Did you get the current issue of Southern Living Kitchen? oh so many pretty kitchens...I had to buy it even tho' it cost $10.99!!!! $10.99...that is like a whole mexican lunch with extra guacamole...a lot of extra guacamole...

Layla said...

Wow! You somehow managed to read my mind and put all of my favorite Kitchens all in one post....you're AWESOME!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Shabby Mama said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these two posts...dont ever delete this..i need to be able to come back to these photos and your southern belle post is great! SOO glad you are blogging my friend;;

Kate said...

I love the chalk board in the top picture.

GrannySmithGreen said...

What a great collection of kitchens. As you may have read on my blog, I am in the process of a complete kitchen redo. It's fun, but also a head ache! Hope your kitchen is all that you hoped for. Come back for a visit!

amber {daisy chain} said...

GREAT kitchens, love all the white and chrome, it just seems so fresh and airy.

Meredith said...

Beautiful kitchens! I also love a white kitchen--so bright and cheery. Your kitchen sounds lovely.

No.35style said...

Sheila, I haven't seen that kitchen issue, but I agree, the price for a special magazine is ridiculous..I mean you could buy a book for that!

Reese and Marie said...

Hi there,
Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your kitchen photos - they are some of the very ones i have earmarked in my inspiration file. I love the vintage feel combined with the chalkboards... very cool! If only I could work up the nerve to paint a wall like that! I have a few chalkboards in my home, one is an old picure/print that a friend gave me that was u-g-l-y but had a great vintage frame, so I spray painted it with cb paint and it came out great!

Take care,
Kari

No.35style said...

Kari, that's interesting. Has it held up well?

Jennifer said...

so when do we get to see pics of your kitchen??

how do you like your painted floor? I'm toying with the idea for my own.

(I just left you like 17 comments! sorry, I'm behind!)

No.35style said...

Jennifer, not anytime soon ;)! I do love my painted floors. I just wish I had done bigger diamonds. Mine are 18 inch and I think at least 20 or 22 would have been better. Next time...