Hello and Welcome to the latest Kitchen Tour
It’s Springtime in the kitchen at Fox Hollow Cottage. We’ve finally shaken off the grey days and rain of Winter and are poised in anticipation of a glorious Summer.
Summertime is short here in the Pacific Northwest, and all the sweeter because of it.
Things are looking a little lighter & brighter.
I think the house and I are both saying… “aah”.
This is the little gem of our kitchen. Our Belle Foret Faucet.
Jim and I both love the rich, coppery-bronze shade and had quite the time shopping for it!
Oh, and this time, I am going to address the plate rack, right in the post.
So far, this is my most asked about item of interest in the life of my blog.
I’ve had this for at least 12 years. I bought it at HomeGoods in Southern California.
I have never seen anything remotely close to it anywhere, ever again in all my shopping.
If I do, I promise to buy them all and let you guys know!! Promise.
Here is a peek into our sun room with a little glimpse of our repurposed fence board bar counter. I loved this wee purple flower but it didn’t make it while I was on vacation. I almost took a picture to share with you… but it was too sad!
The golden yellow honey bee hive container holds powdered sugar. My vintage Ball mason jar is on straw duty and the small green container… is empty. I’ll have to put that to work!!
We love the little dishes and I have them stacked all over. You can only use so many at a time, but I keep picking up more.
They are like dish-crack. I have to have them (:
I love having fresh lemons on hand for drinks and to cook with.
Bonus=they are bight and happy to look at too.
There is that sunshine I was talking about.
Mmm. Love it!!
My white Roo is a kitchen staple, he matches no matter what.
This is our casual dining area and my curtained pantry shelves. To the left is our combination living/dining room, and to the right (not pictured) is a step down into our sun room. Our first floor is very open. Especially for such an old home.
I just recently tested out this new look to see if I liked it.
I painted my cabinets with Maison Blanche paint and then stenciled a design with chalk.
I think I like it. I’m pretty sure my kitchen is going to be going white in the near future.
There goes my to-do list, growing again.
Our current floor is actually a luxury vinyl.
Hey, that is what the lady told me it was called. (when my jaw dropped at the price)
Leave it to me, to pick out expensive “linoleum”.
It’s actually been dreamy. It’s completely worry free and I planned on having it for many, many years.
That is, until our fridge leaked and damaged all the underlayment (the plywood sub-floor).
Hmm. Water and wood don’t mix? Who knew. lol
Well, since we have to rip everything up… why not go for the real deal this time around?
We are going to be getting all new hard wood floors in the kitchen, living and dining rooms.
Austin is older now, and we really are not hard on our floors (if you don’t count water leaks!) so we decided to go for it and not only replace the kitchen, but the other rooms too.
I’m really excited. Not so much about the installing… but you know, about the after part!!
All I’ll need to do is paint my kitchen white and maybe throw up a few beams… and it’ll be time to move! LOL
For some reason, when my house is done, I often feel the need to move?
Not this time though. This is the longest we’ve lived in a house. Ever.
Just for fun, I always like to share a memory of what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.
We’ve come a long way.
One project at a time.
Judy Clark says
WOW! What a redo! It doesn’t even look like the same place. Isn’t it amazing what paint can do? I, too, love that plate rack. So unique. Love the sun shining into your kitchen.
Your Spring kitchen is beautiful, Shannon. I love the pops of yellow and blue … such a fun, vintage feel. And, my jaw still drops when I see your before and after pictures … incredible! Gorgeous shots you captured, too!
What a great transformation, Shannon! I fell in love with all of that sunlight right away! And of course, the plate rack! I just love everything you’ve done, it’s very bright and welcoming! 🙂
Laura @ Our Prairie Home says
Your kitchen looks so bright and cheerful, Shan! Love the lemons! Of course, I’ve got this love of yellow thing going on right now too LOL! But there’s just something so bright and cheerful about the color of sunshine. 🙂
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says
I love seeing all of the pretty spring touches…you make we want to add some yellow to my kitchen…not sure it will work though 😉 Can’t wait to see those pretty new floors!
Shayna @ The Wood Grain Cottage says
SHANNON! What a beautiful kitchen! I love all the spring accents! It’s such a happy place! 🙂
Have a fabulous weekend!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Very pretty and light, Shannon! I love all the light you get in here. Lovely vignettes. Love the flowers in the teacup and those little canisters in the corner.
Jo Ann says
ove your kitchen and style of writing..thanks for a great blog! 🙂
Luxury vinyl? Really..never heard of that before 🙂 I have never seen that white roo…love! I also love that chicken wire art behind your cute little dishes. I keep picking up small dishes…all colorful ones. I usually get the eye roll when I walk in with another, but I just love them. I can’t wait to see your floors installed. It’s going to look all sharp up in there…
Lolly Jane says
Giiiiiiiirl!! That after is AH-MAY-ZING!! What a difference. So happy and bright! I want to move in (;
Love the tones & all that gorgeous light flooding in. Beautiful!!!!!
have always luved your bright cheery kitchen. I am all about the wood floors!!! We had pine with the boys and a giant bunny , when they were growing up, no regrets, and when we built this one almost 8 years now, we did wood again in the living dining area, not expecting to ever get a dog. Well we have a big one. Few antiquing scratching on the floor, but would do it again.
Enjoy your sunshine!!
Mine has been 3 days of rain here….
Wow Shannon you have come a long way baby!!!! That kitchen transformation is stunning. How bright and pretty it is now. Lot’s and lots of pretty inspiration.
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Wowser! What a transformation. You’ve done a fabulous job with your kitchen. It’s so pretty and bright and the sunlight looks great shining through. The purple flower is adorable …. sorry it didn’t make it. You must love waking up and making coffee in your kitchen in the morning. 🙂 It would totally put a smile on my face every day.
Yikes! I don’t think I ever saw the before shots of your kitchen, you must be so pleased that it’s gorgeous now!!
Love all the bright colours and little touches. So fresh.
ps I’m the same with you, I never get to live in the finished houses for long after they’re finished. Why is that??!
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
We need to stop moving Anne! Thanks for coming by (: