Welcome to my kitchen tour, but first a little history. I live in a log home that we built ourselves, by the time it came to the kitchen I couldn’t even think of another stained piece of wood. I was craving a color, something that was clean looking, so I chose off white painted cupboards.
I knew I wanted our kitchen to be the heart of our home and open to the rest of the living space. I love to cook and have everyone gathered around the island talking.
About the island. It is 9ft long and a great space for sewing. You can roll a whole bolt of decorator fabric out and make curtain easily, which is what I do. I normally stand at the dining area end and sew.
The cupboards were all custom made by local Amish. I chose drawers instead of doors, and am so glad I did. It is a much better use of space. They hold so much more and it makes it easier to find things.
Look how deep these drawers are!!
The counter tops are black concrete that we did ourselves. Our cupboards are constructed to support the weight of the concrete. Another reason to go custom.
This is one of my favorite features, a built in cutting board and directly underneath it is a pull out garbage can and recycle bin. The cutting board can also be pulled out and placed on the counter top if needed.
I just had to have the school house clock from Ikea, it is big enough to see from anywhere in the house. The light fixtures are exterior barn lights. I gave them a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint to mach the rest of the fixtures.
Another handy feature is the plate rack. It is where we keep our melamine plates, it holds 50. I also think it could be used as cookbook storage.
The glass door is the walk in pantry. A must have in any kitchen. I can’t show you inside right now, it needs a little organization. I’m not sure how a pantry can get out of control, but I have to dump mine and reorganize about every 3 months.
The sink is Silgranite and is designed with the faucet set off to one side. Have you ever seen one like it?
The bar stools are painted with Annie Sloan Antibes Green paint, and distressed very heavily. I figured the kids could do no harm to them, if they were already beat up looking.
Here’s a peak into the dining room. I love the 2 french door, in the summer they are always open and a wonderful breeze is flowing through.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
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