Monday, August 3, 2009


Okay, with much trepidation I'm showing you pics of my kitchen. This room is a sore subject! I would love to rip everything out and start over while hubby tends to think we could start small with new counters and backsplash. Possibly some new flooring. I just don't see it. Anyway Keep in mind this house was built in 1920 and over the years people have done just that leading me to this hodge podge kitchen. I did some small things like paint the cabinets and change the knobs.Changed out the sink and faucet. But I have visions of (nice) white maple cabinets with marble counter tops and hard wood floors. WELL MAYBE SOMEDAY! I realize it could probably be alot worse! I guess I will just keep dreaming!


  1. I really love your blog. I love your banner with the pic of your charming front porch! Thank you for stopping by and I know I will be stopping by a lot.

  2. I know you are going to think I am crazy, but your kitchen is charming. Very cottage looking. Now I am one to be giving advice, since I can't even decide on my own kitchen, but I think you would be amazed at the difference those countertops would make. Maybe add some trim, crown molding etc to enhance the cabinets. See I would love the 1920's house ( or so I think) I don't know if you read back far enough to see the old house that we looked at about a month ago. What is your kitchen floor? Could you refinish them? Have you seen My Little Life Blog? Her kitchen reminds me of yours, and I think they are both charming? I tell myself it could be worse--no kitchen at all. Back to read some previous posts. Jackie

  3. Hi there!! I hear your pain!! I too would LOVE to change my kitchen! I love the shape and set up but I would love to change the counter top and the cupboard doors and get one of those cool white butlers sinks!! Hmmm maybe on the ten year plan!! I did however change the handles and got a friend to change my spashback tiles and for under $200- made a BIG difference! mandii
    P.s THANKS for stoppin by my blog Im gonna bookmark yours now so I can come back soon!

  4. Well, when we bought this house it was ALL interior olive green, mustards, oranges & browns ... one day I had waited one day TOO long for hubby & just started tearing everything out ... THIS got the ball rolling very quickly.

    Oh, he wasn't happy one bit! You can now see our pretty kitchen on my front page blog.
    TTFN~ Marydon

  5. Hi Traci,
    Oh my goodness, how sweet and cute is your kitchen! I love it. I love the cottage style cabinets, the color combination, the bead board wainscoting, I love your vintage cabinet and how clever are those pot lids as decorative pieces! Great job. But you know what? I totally understand what you're saying. It is something about the kitchen (the heart of the home) that needs to reflect exactly who we are. I use to liked our old kitchen, but know it's my kitchen. Keep us posted on what you decide to do. Have a wonderful day.


    I see you have my button. Thank you! How sweet.

  6. I'm so glad you visited my teacups today; that led me to your beautiful porch and front door! What a grand entrance it is! And I scrolled down to see your darling vanity that you painted white - very good choice! As for your kitchen, I'm torn. You have a lovely older home that has it's own sense of personality and charm, yet you want it to reflect YOUR personality and charm. Hmmm...that's a tough one, but whether you do a few things or whether you tear it all out, it will still be yours! I do understand - we've been here 35 years, and in that time, we've only changed the cabinetry once, but I've painted them, changed the hardware, and wallpaper (to paint), changed the curtains and accessories, etc. a few times. I don't "love" my cabinets, but after changing color schemes and accessories, I have found that to be where the real difference is made. Another little "big" change, I put glass in two cabinets and added lace doiles to the edges to make it pretty. My suggestion would be to look at lots, and I mean lots, of pictures before deciding if you really need to gut it and start over. If you still think so, then go for it!

  7. I love the vintage feel of your kitchen. Our home was built in the 30's and had the original kitchen. It was charming but really showing the wear and tear of 70 plus years. Although I would have liked to keep the 30's style, hubby didnt like it. I guess since it was his grandparents home and he practically grew up in it he had enough of "vintage"! I'm going to try to use the old photos for a Met. Mon. soon. Gutting a kitchen that old is not pretty!


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