Friday, October 8, 2010

Show Us Your Life-Kitchens

This week on Show Us Your Life kitchens are the room of topic.  We spend a lot of time in our kitchen and it has changed a lot over the years.  Of course there are several things I would like to do as of today to change it even more.  Currently our cabinets are black; however they are on my To Do List to paint them the same white as the rest of the trim in the house.   One day.......  
The walls are the color of chocolate cake batter-don't remember the name, but that is how I describe them.  The trim is also black-high gloss like the cabinets, the ceiling is wallpapered, and the counter tops are granite tiles that I laid myself.

I bought this bakers rack when I was pregnant with Lyndon at Hobby Lobby.  It was a soft buttery yellow color.  Once we changed his room after his crib it just didn't work, so I painted it with copper spray paint for the kitchen.  The top shelf holds some 'grown-up' drink mixes and some of my favorite martini glasses.  The bottom shelf is decorative and NO I didn't drink all of the wine!!  The terra cotta pot I purchased at United Market Street when they were selling all their terra cotta that they used for displaying their fruits and vegetables.  They use baskets now.  It was dirt cheap and I wish I had more.  It is huge-pictures doesn't depict that well.  It is full of wine corks collected  by SEVERAL people for me.  I was going to make a bulletin board with them on one wall and started; however, I have now changed my mind (imagine that).  I do love using them to decorate around the house and a bag of them is very expensive at Pottery Barn, so I have hung on to them.

This is my baking station a friend of ours made.  I keep all of my bowls and cookie sheet supplies on the top and measuring items and storage containers on the bottom.

The POT RACK...I love my pot rack, but.... I am sure most visitors don't.  Momma and Daddy bought this for me about 6 years ago and I love it.  I wanted it to hang over an island, but the pot rack came way before the island, so lots of people have bumped their heads!  It warrants for a good tease between Cody and I when we see each other bump their head, because it has been there for so many years.  Luckily I am short and get to do the teasing most often!!!!  Hopefully this summer I will build the island-I know what I want, but I haven't seen one.

Door to the laundry room.

Mr. Cutie Pattootie was being is just going to be in the picture.  This is looking in from the master bedroom.  Our fridge was a wedding gift from my parents and we love it!  The rooster on top was colorful until about a year ago when he went all white.

This area was added on.  There originally was a wall right in front of the oven and the oven sat in front of that... which blocked access to the cabinet where the dishwasher is now.  The master bedroom had three closets and one perfect to close off on the bedroom side and open up on the kitchen side.  This enabled us to push the range back, build cabinetry to the right, and access the cabinet once blocked.  We also added the dishwasher to the once blocked cabinet.  The dishwasher was my Christmas present from Cody the first year we were married-6 months of washing everything by hand was enough for both of us.  Some might have complained, but I was GLAD!!!!!
We do need a new range, but I haven't found what I looking for in my price range yet.  I often check eBay and Craigslist and will find it one day, but until then I just make due with an oven that won't regulate a consistent temperature and pilot lights that won't stay lit.  Also the bottom handle is broke and the knobs to the stove are worn so that you can't read the labels of your flame.  I don't want to just settle for any old range and would rather hold out for the perfect one......stubborn.....??????

Cody's coffee area.  I love the smell, but not the taste!

Where did the cutie go?????

My kitchen faucet is one of my favorite things in our kitchen!

There is almost always something in here....

....& lots of this....

....& this.

Mimi & PawPaw bought the stand mixer as our wedding gift and I love it!

This is the wallpaper on my kitchen ceiling.  My mom and Charlotte helped me put it up....and......I am not sure I would do it again.  It was very difficult, but I have enjoyed it.

Outside our kitchen window is my raised vegetable garden that Cody built for me several years ago.  I love to look out at the veggies while cooking.
Thank you for visiting our kitchen.


  1. I really like it!! I know you want to change it but it's so unique and unlike anything I've ever seen! Great job!

  2. Wow...what a pretty kitchen! I wouldn't have thought to go high gloss black on the cabinets, but it looks awesome!

  3. We have the SAME faucet! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! (I also love to watch people try to use it for the first time!) My sister says she feels like she is washing dishes at Luby's, but it is one of my favorite things in my kitchen as well!

    I love the black cabinets! I am a big fan of dark cabinets!

  4. Your kitchen is amazing! I love the wallpaper on the ceiling and all the little nooks you have. Your style is amazing! One of these days, we have to start that side venture I keep talking about!