Remember back when I showed you my new open shelving and pot rack, I also promised to show photos of our kitchen here at the Roost? Well, here it is!
There is SO much I would like to do to do in this kitchen to mold it to our taste (if only we weren't renting!). For starters, I'd love to rip out all the upper cabinetry, rip out the wooden valence (or whatever it is) over the sink, install a few open shelves in the space, and paint the bottom cabinets white. I'd also love to replace the appliances and the countertops (the wood planks are just not working- and are hard to keep clean!). Eventually I'd also like to paint the walls white for a cohesive, clean look.
|new open shelving and potrack|
Here are some of the kitchen details:
|a vintage tray holds all of our vinegars, cooking wines, and seasonings frequently used in cooking|
|An antique breadbowl holds fruits on the drop leaf table|
So, in short, my kitchen could be a lot worse and I should be thankful. We used to have an island in the middle of the space, but about a year or so ago I sold the island and replaced it with this antique drop-leaf farm table we had. It's perfect for prepping, for use as a buffet for large informal gatherings, or for brunch for two. I feel like it opens up the space a lot more than the island did.
Another update we managed to make was changing out the ceiling fans for these awesome industrial-inspired light fixtures. They go well with the egg-cage pendant and light hanging in front of the open shelving.
|vintage industrial light fixtures replaced ceiling fans|
|peeking from the dining room into the kitchen|
So there you go! Our humble kitchen is not so bad after all......even with mismatched appliances and unpainted stock cabinetry :)