This Friday will make it two weeks we've been in our new bungalow. Besides trying to finish unpacking, this will be my next project this Summer.
Knotty Pine might look great in a cabin deep inside the woods, but not for this home. . . . in my opinion.
I asked a local Michigander who was in the middle of renovating her home, "How do you paint Knotty Pine?" and her response was, "Why would you?" . . .
I'm loving the size of this kitchen. I'm also loving the space above the cabinets. We will be replacing the appliances one at a time. I get a new refrigerator next week. I would love to find a retro gas stove in superb condition, Craigslist will be my friend.
This is my favorite spot in the mornings with my coffee and sometimes a kitty
I'm thinking of painting the cabinets and wood walls white. I'm also thinking of giving it an old grandma kitchen theme with a modern flair - what exactly does that mean? I have no idea. . .
I'm finding this little cove makes it very convenient for me to work in my kitchen, from washing dishes to putting them away to prepping food and making our coffee in the morning.
I wiped down all the cabinets and lined them before stocking them with all my dishes the whole time thinking I couldn't wait to get them painted.
The left entrance is into my little office and the dining room. The right entrance are steps leading to the 2nd floor as well as to the front entrance of the house on the 1st floor. . .
I'm so thrilled with this spice cabinet, I've never had one like it before.
Wood-Mode is the company who made these Knotty Pine cabinets. The history behind Wood-Mode Kitchens is very fascinating. Knotty Pine was their best seller during the WWII era. Click HERE to learn more about them.
Painting the kitchen is going to be a big project, much like selling and packing up our house in VA and moving 900 miles to Upper Michigan. Meh! Piece of cake . . . joking! Our recent move was very tough. We realized we're not as young as we used to be and praying it's our last move. I also want to tile the backsplash and pull up the carpet in the kitchen, yes, this kitchen has carpet (why oh why?). Hubby loves the Knotty Pine and says it gives the house character he also likes the carpet in the kitchen (??) Hopefully the woodwork underneath the carpet will be in good shape so that I can refinish and stain it.
Well that's it for now. I want to have my kitchen complete by the time the cold weather comes around so I still have a couple of months. I will blog my progress if I'm able.
Until next time,