Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Tiny Cottage Kitchen

I know I've shared a few peaks of our kitchen before.
Today I thought I would share why I love our tiny cottage kitchen.

our kitchen and dining room

Our kitchen is the smallest space in our home.
But it works.
Luckily we have 10 foot ceilings, or I'm not sure I could deal.

I wish I had a few before shots I could share. 
Unfortunately it was BB (Before Blogging.)
Our kitchen cabinets were a lovely pale shade of seafoam green.
The trim was lavendar.  (Yep, I did say a kitchen.)
There was pretty floral wallpaper that brought it all together quit (uggghhh) nicely.

So we updated it.  On a budget of course.
We painted the kitchen cabinets.  Lowes Valspar Brilliant White high gloss finish.
We painted the trim in the same.
Ditched the wallpaper.
We painted the walls.
And as always, added a few simple touches of good old cottage charm.

a peak into the dining room from the kitchen

Thank goodness our dining room is directly off the tiny kitchen.
It makes the space functional when having guests over.
I think my favorite part of the entire kitchen are the little nooks above the cabinets.
They add some of that character and charm I love about living in an old home.
I filled them with the seagrass baskets $9.99 each from Michael's to add some texture.
I love layering some natural elements of texture to each and every space.

So that's it folks. 
No fancy carerra marble.
No custom cabinetry.
No stainless steel appliances.
Just our little tiny cottage kitchen that we have grown to love because it's ours.


Linking up to

Between Naps on the Porch
Cottage and Vine


  1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I adore your kitchen.. So much charm! I'm glad I found your blog & thanks again for stopping by & leaving me the lovely comment.. I look forward to seeing more posts from you :)

    liz marie

  2. Oh you're kitchen is so cute! Isn't it amazing what previous homeowners think is in good taste? Lavender AND wallpaper? Was that ever even in style? My golly. It looks brillilant, and those baskets are such a creative use of your space and look great.

  3. The baskets above the cabinets are such a great idea! Darling space for sure-

  4. Love your blog! Great ideas! Thanks!!!!!

  5. I love your kitchen! So beautiful. And the baskets above the cabinets are an awesome idea. Great redo!

  6. You really have a dded a lot of charm to a small space. Love that row of baskets. Thanks you for sharing your cottage kitchen in the Room By Room series!


  7. love your kitchen and decorating choices. What do you keep in the baskets up high?

  8. Carrie, my favorite kind of kitchen is one will with character and charm and no matter the size, that's what you've got. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing in the Roomspiration Kitchen party! ;)


  9. I think it's gorgeous. Quite frankly, I'm tired of the stainless look anyway - white is classic!!

  10. I love what you did to the kitchen, but most of all I love your positive attitude and gratefulness of what you have. Blessings...
    Have a Great Week!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table


I love your comments! I appreciate each and every cottage visitor and hope you willll come back again soon! Carrie


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