Thursday, March 24, 2011

French Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal - Part 2

Continuing with my last post, here are some more peeks into our French-inspired kitchen.  Thanks to all of you sweet ladies who commented on the previous post.  You know how to make a girl smile! 

I wanted to show another option for our iron chair seat covers.  I had used up a remnant of vintage fabric from Brimfield Flea Market to make these seat covers a while ago.  They will be useful when the monogrammed covers (see previous post) are being washed:

Here is the view of the kitchen as you enter from the dining room.  I had wondered if the wood trim over the sink might seem too cottage/cutesy, but now I appreciate it for its' originality to the home.  Sometimes you have to live with things for a while...


I like to corral every day items in easy reach on the counter:

Pretty jars & bottle on the window, thrift store finds for under $1:

I painted this towel hook white - easy update.  There was enough scrap fabric from sewing the tablecloth to make this simple valance for the window: 

We recently removed all the hats and gloves from on top of this radiator.  Ahhhh...spring is here.

Although I'm reluctant to show our unattractive stove & microwave in a photo, I wanted to share this adorable built-in shelf unit.  We think it used to be storage for an ironing board, and shelves were added along the way.  The cotton and burlap ruffled skirt was used in a previous project and now hides unsightly storage:

Thank you for taking the 're-use & update' kitchen tour!  I'll be sharing with Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday party, as well as Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday party.


Unknown said...

...nice to visit your frenchy cafe my dear!!
Your blue is starting to sneak in under my skin I saw the most lovely white with blue flowered plates at the thrift store and immediately thought of YOU!!! ~ LOL!!!

xo, Rosemary

jenclair said...

I'd love to stop in for a cuppa in such a beautiful setting!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love that built in shelf...and the vent under the sink!
Everything looks so pretty!!!
Great job!!

ShabbyESP said...

LOVE your kitchen!!! It is so pretty!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

Pamela said...

I absolutely love your kitchen Susan!

I don't think there is anything wrong with your stove either. I see it is the double oven that!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job and it's so fresh and ready for spring!
And I think your stove is super cool!
Have a lovely afternoon.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your kitchen is awesome, Susan!! I love all the white and your counter tops. Did you make the curtain above your window? I love it! Nicely done!


Olive said...

I love the soft french look and also the counter tops.

All That Jazz said...

Your house has so much character! ;-) You've done a beautiful job with your kitchen, it's such a sweet french cottage look!

Mary said...

This just looks so great!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

What a delightful blog you have! Loved your pictures of your kitchen. Lets face it...all of us bloggers have things in our homes we wish we didn't or wish they were different colors...etc. But I love it when people show the real thing...I'm not bothered one bit by it. Bring it on. I enjoyed everything about your post. Very beautiful kitchen!
I'll be over for dinner! hahaha

Debra@CommonGround said...

You have a wonderful bright and airy kitchen, love all the frenchy touches. Your curtains are so fresh and breezy. Such a comfortable place. Thanks so much for linking up.
big hugs,

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore your kitchen ~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

I'm loving Part II ... GORGEOUS!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Just love it all! Have a wonderful weekend!

stefanie said...

just beautiful!!! and what a beautiful blog!!!!

Unknown said...

I Love all the french details!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What an absolutely darling kitchen!! I love that you have the vent in front of your sink- I have an old one in front of mine too- but yours is much more charming!!I love the cafe set too- so sweet! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Marilyn said...

Hi!! My first moments of spring break were wonderful this afternoon~~after school I went to the mailbox and found a package from YOU!! Thank you so much for the sweet heart in honor of my HEART SONG and me. And I know Sarah and Alex are going to love their very first engagement gift!! Now I must get busy and get my things made and in the mail! ♥♫

elizabeth said...

So it! Thanks for your kind comment on my Friday post!

Passionate for White said...

Your kitchen is oh so sweet!

Marie said...

Bonjour Susan! Your kitchen is absolutely adorable. You did a marvelous job giving it a french farmhouse look cherie!

Unknown said...

Dear Susan:
I love it. That built in shelf is especially adorable. It could all be featured in a magazine!
I got your sweet gift and posted about it on my blog. Please visit when you get a chance!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Dear Susan ~ Congratulations ... you've been selected the Winner of my Spring Giveaway at Suburban Retreat! Please contact me at with your mailing address so I can put your package in mail. Thank you ~ Lisa xox


Your kitchen in beautiful! Love all those vintage features. So pretty! And love the checkerboard floor!
~ Julie

awal.ny said...

I just love the blue and white in your kitchen. I have tried blue and have found it is just not me so I always appreciate it when other bloggers use the combinations in their homes.

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