In the Kitchen
This week I got an email about our kitchen with a request for more photos. Looking back at the blog, I realized I have only given you glimpses into our living spaces. Not only that, I had not even taken photos of it all. Instead of just emailing Lisa, I decided to invite you all in.
So, step into the space where I spend most of my time. I hope you find it cozy.
For our long bank of counters we choose maple butcher block from Lumber Liquidators and finished it ourselves with a food safe product called "salad bowl finish". This way I can roll out pie crust or make biscuits directly on the counter. I have a strict no knife rule though.
The cabinets have shaker style doors with glass inserts and drawers are plain flat boards. All are finished in Benjamin Moore Acadia White. Nickel finished knobs and pulls are from the Home Depot.
My little corner of the counter is where I blog to you. I love this space because it's so close. The little organizer from Target keeps keys, pencils, and bills at hand. The drawers you see in this area are used more as desk drawers even though they look like kitchen storage.
I absolutely love our stainless steel apron front sink. The combination of undermount sink and butcher block counter keeps me vigilant in wiping water off so it doesn't warp the wood. The light is from Pottery Barn.
Under the beadboard backed cabinets, we hung storage items from Ikea. The old bicycle basket holds white flour sack towels.
The french rolling pin was a gift from my son, Jonah. He turned it on his lathe. It's amazing!
The magnet strip holds knives and small items like mini cookie cutters.
Our island holds a microwave and basket of cookbooks. Behind the tall cabinet door, I store cookie sheet pans and serving trays. The countertop on the island is granite.
Over by the fridge is a pine cabinet with a painted black wood top. This cabinet is built in but made to look like a stand alone piece of furniture. Stainless Ikea shelves are above it.
All together this is what it looks like.
Thanks for visiting Kim's kitchen.