You've been asking to see the kitchen for a little while and truly it's my favorite room in the house, so I'm happy to share it with you.
But, what would the tour be without a few before photos????
Before, this was the only doorway to enter/exit the living room and kitchen. Very narrow and certainly not conducive to entertaining guests.
Also, the glass door you see on the left led out to the porch, where you had to walk outside to go inside the garage.
Remember those two things....
Another nice wall-color and window treatment. If only you could have seen all the dust/mice droppings/cobwebs, but those just don't show up in photos.
The oven and stove were original. I don't even think Habitat for Humanity wanted to take them....
That refridgerator is now at the barn, but before it could be moved, it had to be emptied. Yes, it was FULL of food....and mold. And a frozen/popped can of coke in the freezer.
Now, for the after photos which make me so happy.
The beautiful hutch/cabinet that was made for this spot. Painted "clover" by Porter Paints (I think). This sits to the right of the long wall of cabinets.
You'll notice here that we removed the upper cabinets and added more windows. This looks over the east field and it's so beautiful in the morning.
The old ovens and stovetop are gone (YAY!) making way for my best friend that would be the first item for me to carry out in case of fire. Yes, it now ranks above my wedding photos. I can't say enough about it. 6 burners + a griddle. I didn't think I'd use the smaller left oven very often, but boy was I wrong. It's wonderful. Fits a 9x13" pan and is perfect for making desserts while the other oven is cooking the main course. Plus, it's great not to have to heat up a large space for toast/bagels/waffles/you-name-it. I also love the fact that it's gas, so when it's on, it's on and when it's off, it's off.
I really could go on and on.
The harvest table is an antique.
That's the pantry door you see in the background. To the right of that is a chalkboard for grocery lists.
The chimney was always there, just under drywall, so we exposed it.
Remember the doorway that led to the living room. Well that was on the left side of the chimney and we opened it up on the right side as well.
The ceilings are reclaimed barnwood that have been white-washed. The planks came from Cumberland County, KY and the beams from a barn in Michigan.
I'm still in love with the choice of concrete for the countertops, especially now that my cute cow creamer is sitting on top of them.
This is the area that was the back porch. We enclosed it to make a breakfast area. You'll remember that door leads to the mudroom. The frames to the left hold various maps I've ripped from atlases.
Chairs from Crate & Barrel
Table from my mom (seriously we switched kitchen tables since the size of ours worked better in her house and vice versa). Originally from Storehouse furniture (now out of business)
All Lighting from Schoolhouse Electric in Oregon
Appliances by Thermador (I hate to admit it because you'll think we paid through the nose for them, but we didn't. Got about a 75% discount plus a free dishwasher that is so quiet it has a red light that shines on the floor to let you know it's running. After using the apartment dishwasher for over a year that really didn't even clean plates but sounded like a freight train, I'm even more grateful for this one.)
Faucet by Kohler
Mixer by Kitchen Aid (my other love...sigh)
Anything else you want sourcing on, let me know in the comments.