Our little house, built in 1939 is not equipped with a fancy state of the art kitchen and all the modern aminities one could desire, but it WORKS and that's all that matters.
It was in pretty sad shape when we moved in...
...but I have managed to get it cleaned and painted...although this is a small room, it gets a LOT of natural light so I painted it a rich, deep, vibrant RED ("Bourdeaux" from Royal Paints Historic Collection) which I think turned out fabulous. The only thing I would change is the sheen...it's a little too shiny for my taste so that might have to change...EVENTUALLY...
....I took a SHORT break after the cleaning and painting...but then I got back to work and threw up some decor...you know to make it feel more homey like...my old kitchen sported ROOSTERS so that is what I have gone with in here...which is fitting with the style of this little COUNTRY kitchen.
The fruit motif on the upper cabinets was already here, it is sooo sweet and it really works well with the red and the roosters.
...it also works well with these valances I made....you can find out more about that HERE...I thought the fruit, flowers and roosters would clash...but to my surprise...it WORKS.
After leaving our modern mansion (the one with all those modern LUXURIES) for our cute little vintage home, we were sure we would have a BIG problem adjusting to our LITTLE kitchen. After all it is very TINY, it doesn't have an island, it doesn't have slide-outs, it doesn't have a built-in microwave or a walk-in pantry like our other kitchen, but surprisingly enough we have adjusted AND we actually LIKE it.
So now you know all about my RED ROOSTER KITCHEN!