Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Our Kitchen - The Debut

 
Glory, glory, I love my new kitchen. It's the kitchen of my dreams, really. It's so small that we once wondered if there was room for the island, but there was and it works and I happily spend much of each day shuffling along the alley between the sink and my main food prep area.

The two upgrades we made on the build were cabinets (white rather than oak) and the flooring (laminate rather than vinyl). We love both, though the laminate is mid-grade compared to the high-grade we had previously and it does scratch more easily. Honestly, we cringe to think of what we spent on the high-grade stuff. This works well for us, was very affordable, and I'm a girl who doesn't mind a little patina.
 

Lighting makes such a difference in a room. I bought the white chandelier 9 years ago off ebay for $200 and I might as well have bought a brand new Mercedes. It felt super splurgey. But it has lived with us in 3 homes now. I can't imagine leaving it behind.

The over-sink light was $25 from Lowes in the outdoor section. We have no fancy under-cabinet lighting because this was a very bare-bones build and I truly can't say that I miss it.

See? Small. But functional! And happy.
It's quasi-eat-in, with the dining room table smack dab between the kitchen and our living room.

Repeat after me: Small houses build close families!
Or something like that.

{Click here to see more of our dining area.}


 
The island pulls quadruple duty (breakfast bar, food prep, homework station, junk-mail display) and...it houses the trash can. (You can't imagine how dire my dad saw our trash can prospects in the little kitchen.)

We had the island custom built at Green Oak Antiques in Rochester, IN. The builder let me root around in his crazy-town work shop for reclaimed decorative wood (totally scored on those flowers!) and the main panels are crafted from old doors.

We screwed a bin pull onto the other side of the island to loop a dish towel through. Life saver!

The stools were found at TJ Maxx.


 Cory tiled the back-splash using subway tile from Lowes and a charcoal gray grout.

The bread lives in a locker basket. And the metal tag came from an old telephone pole at our farmhouse. 

 
Despite an overall lack of storage space, I waved my Impractical flag and opted to forego upper cabinets on both sides of the sink. We had open shelving in our old house and loved the look and accessibility.

The dimensions made it difficult, but after searching high and low, I found the perfect shelves at Joss & Main. Are you familiar with Joss & Main? You need to be! I have found some of the best things there - super unique and affordable. The sales change every day, so it's always fun to check in. All you have to do to get started is give them your email address. They don't sell it to other companies or any of that nonsense. It's fantastic! Go here to sign up.

We keep our everyday dishes on these shelves -- they're used too often to collect dust.

The little flower painting was bought eons ago for $5. It used to live in Ruby's nursery, back in the day.

What we lack more than anything in our kitchen is drawer space. I've gotten creative! I found this vintage metal caddy at a thrift store for $3 and the silverwear and cloth napkins now call it Home.

The other side of the sink has a vintage battery display for my thrift store mug collection and dish towels.

It felt risky to do two different things on each side of the sink. In the end, we scoff at symmetry up in here. 

And did you catch the artwork above the mugs? I had no choice!!

I popped the Katie Daisy print into a frame I already had and called it a day. Eventually I'd like to find something larger and with more contrast for the area, but right now, this is just what I need to see every single day. I love it. 

We're still rocking the napkin curtains. They are better than ever here.

The best part of this space?? The sliding door!

It came from the school I attended for 13 years. We bought it at the pre-tear-down (sniff sniff) auction for $8. I think it may have been the door to the nurse's office, which is peculiar because I don't remember our school ever having a nurse.

Cory hung it himself using this method after realizing that a real track can run hundreds of dollars.


I found the art at a sale a few months ago and it was instant love. The guy said he brought it only because he thought someone might like the frame. (The frame???) And to quote him, "My wife said 'Jim, what the h*ll are you doing bringing that junk in here?'"

Ladies, listen to me: This is why we thrift. This is good work we're doing here. Humanitarian, practically!

I bought it for $15 and I can't stop loving it.

There you have it. Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to get you the answer!

Sources
Wall color: White Dove - Benjamin Moore (We had 6 whites to choose from. ha!)
Island color: Twilight Meadow (Valspar at Lowes) 5007-8A, eggshell finish
Countertops: Pionite Graphite Talc (AG361 suede)
Floors: Inhaus - Shenendoah Hickory (Timeless Impressions collection)
Cabinets: Wellborn - Franklin (maple, white)
Cabinet hardware: Lowes
Island: Green Oak Antiques
Open shelving: Joss & Main
Love Has Come print: Jerusalem Greer
You Shall See Wonders print: Katie Daisy


*Joss & Main links are affiliate links 




185 comments:

  1. shannan.
    i am in love. every detail.
    swoon city!
    BEAUTIFUL.
    love you, and i need to come over this instant.

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  2. Oohhh...Nelly! I love it!!! Happy new sweet kitchen to YOU!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  3. I could totally cook in that kitchen. And I hate cooking! You should see mine - it's dungeon-like. No wonder I don't want to be in it! Or that's my story, anyway. ;) But really, if I had a dream kitchen it'd SO be this. Gorgeous, simply gorg!

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  4. It looks so amazing! I love the island. Every detail is gorgeous, and your photography is stunning.

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  5. for the LOVE OF ALL that is beautiful. don't be surprised if you find me eating breakfast at that island. i'd even volunteer for dish duty to hang in there. you SHALL see wonders. namely me all up in your kitchen business. ;)

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  6. I freakin LOVE this! For so many reasons! You are amazing girlfriend ;)

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  7. It looks so good. Splendid, really!
    I am thrilled for you and your space.
    You bring joy wherever you go.

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  8. So gorgeous! I love everything about this room. Everything.
    ~FringeGirl

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  9. Gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous! Love that island, love the color, open shelves, art, chandelier and light, floor, stools - everything!!!

    Mary

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  11. Love your style FlowerPatchGirl. I've never seen stools that farm chic at my local TJMaXX; those are awesome. Grey grout is s good idea too. You don't have to worry about trying to keep it white. That slidng door is pretty cool. Id imagine that I would stand there pushing it back and forth in amazement :) Makeovers are so much fun!

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  12. Ok I am soooo in LOVE with that island!! This is one awesome kitchen from the lighting to the stools!! Job so well done!!

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  13. LOVE this!!!! Gosh, come do mine?! I am clueless!!!! My favorite is your island. I am swooning over the island. It's got me wondering if I could do such an island...and also wanting to get some funky napkin curtains. :)

    Ahhh! I haven't forgotten your email either! I'm sorry!

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  14. srlsy!!! Your kitchen is adorable! I love the colors you chose and every little detail. This post makes me hate my dark new home cabinets even more! :)

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  15. Perfection. Oh so very lovely, my dear! Just like you!

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  16. I don't think I could pick just ONE thing that I love more than the next thing! It turned out fabulously (is that a word?).

    ~Chris

    PS that sliding door is sooo fantastic :)

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  17. It's all beautiful! You do an amazing job! Cory too! That door is great! Space .... we are in a very small house. Everyone keeps asking when my kids will need to have their own bedrooms. I have no idea, but for now, we're good .... except for the bathroom. 4 of us sharing one bathroom can be quite cozy at times, but we manage.

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    1. All 3 of our kids share a room! But we do have 2 bathrooms. Hang in there. :)

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    2. Thank you for the "hang in there" comment. I'm hanging in there with one bathroom for 6 of us.

      Your kitchen is my dream kitchen. :) I know you are loving every inch of it!

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    3. I love your kitchen! You did an awesome job. We are trying to decide what we would like to do with ours. We have custom oak cabinets that were in the house when we bought it. I really want to paint them white. My center island needs a different color and I think you nailed it. Great job

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  18. I LOVE it!!!! The white! The island! The color of the island! The turquoise caddy! The art! Beautiful! :)

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  19. Wow - I love every little thing about it Shannan! Thanks for sharing all the details. It looks like such a happy, homey place!

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  20. My cabinets shall be white by morning.

    Especially since I have been "thinking" about it for four years now.

    You make me swoon girl.

    xxoo

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  21. i have to have a wire basket on my bar now. fabulous. all of it. i want to come sit at your bar.

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  22. Dude. You have a serious gift. You may not consider yourself hospitable, but I don't know how creating a beautiful homey home for your favorite peeps is anything but hospitable. High five. Atta girl. Nicely done. Now can you come do mine?

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  23. Oh my, I am in love! The white cabinets, subway tile, and black counters remind me of my kitchen... But I am positive I need open shelving and a bright island now! You did such a great job!

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  24. I love it! Can you please visit me and decorate my small house? (That is totally not-creepy to write, right?) I am clueless in decor, but I always know what I like when I see it online/in other people's homes. I used my small house as an excuse, but now I cannot. :(
    Also - school door - LOVE! (former teacher here)

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  25. BM White Dove is a fave of mine!

    I seriously LOVE everything about your kitchen. You are so smart with your design choices.

    The sliding door?! I gasped as I am IN LOVE!

    Also..our bread lives in a basket, but it's not big enough. I think I may steal your wire basket idea.

    Good ideas all around..going back to stare!

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  26. dang.
    i LOVE it.
    i love every bit of it.
    :)

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  27. Now that's just beautiful. I see so much that I would love to try in my own kitchen. And I spotted the Katie Daisy artwork immediately. I'm in love with her stuff. I have yet to purchase something, but it won't be long.

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  28. Love love LOVE!!! You have done a fantastic job making this space beautiful, inspiring, and cheery!
    Question- what paint color did you use for the island? So yummy.
    I would love to see pics of your finished little wallpapered desk nook :)

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    1. Twilight Meadow (Valspar at Lowes) 5007-8A, eggshell finish

      (Sorry for the delay!)

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  29. I LOVE your kitchen! I could easily live in it! Congrats on having such a wonderful space.

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  30. I love it, Farmgirl! Every single thing.
    The island is absolutely delicious.
    And the sliding door? Perfection.
    You got style, girlfriend.

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  31. I don't think I've commented on a blog in a looong time, but I must say, I absolutely love everything about your kitchen!!!
    The island is the perfect pop of color! And the sliding door? Incredible! And now I will be looking at vintage wire racks with a new purpose in mind.LOVE IT!!!

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  32. You can just go ahead and pack up the battery display and send it to me. :)

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  33. can i please go over for a cup of tea with you?? it's absolutely lovely!

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  34. i.love.everything.you.decorate. :) also? please, please, PLEASE tell me that the 18. mug that you have on the one shelf is available for purchase? it is my favorite number for my whole life. (and i'm not being dramatic, since i am in my middle 30's). :)

    bravo shannan, your home is a HOME. you should make homemade pie there. it's the best. :)

    Barb F.

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  35. Cutest kitchen in all the land! Every single detail is incredible! (I'm over the word amazing but I almost typed it in because it really is)

    Re: the small houses build close families bit. There's an old country song called Love Grows Best In Little Houses. I have that on a wooden sign in my living room because it's true. And I live in a small house and I need to be reminded sometimes. Like every day.

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  36. I to have a little kitchen and you have given me so much inspiration.Your kitchen is gorgeous. Corys door hanging idea is fab..xx

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  37. I love your happy kitchen! The island and the door are my faves...and the subway tile too!

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  38. Every detail is happy, haphazard-y perfection. I ADORE it!

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  39. Grinning from ear to ear for you. Working with what you have....it can be done!!! Love: the island (perfect color), the sliding door & book wreath (very nice), perfectly non-symmetrical open shelves, both of the prints, white cabinets (who could forget those), the silverware caddy, i could go on & on. YOU DID IT!!! Looks homey & love-filled. SO happy for you! :)

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  40. I just told Adam that I'm a little bit freaked out by how much of twinsies we are right now :-) the sliding door? the book wreath? the turquoise? Listen, our kitchen even has subway tile with gray grout! :-) haha and besides the decorating, our boys? heavens. twins.

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  41. So cool about the door from your school. Love your kitchen...I agree that small houses are better. And love all of your artwork. :)

    xo

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  42. I'm having a little bout of coveting over here in my 1923 spanish style house that desparatly needs fun lighting in the kitchen and a cabinet redo. Congratulations :)

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  43. You have such a great eye. Can't wait to see more of the house. You make a new house feel like an old, loved home.

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  44. I'm so sentimental so I gotta say that the door from your school is my favorite!!
    Reader in WA

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  45. I love that kitchen. And I love sitting in it to drink tea with you!

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  46. Love the pops of color. Love the choice of charcoal gray grout. REALLY LOVE the sliding door- takes your kitchen from wonderful to WOW!

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  47. Shut.the.front.door. GORGEOUS ... every detail! Love the tile, the door, the turquoise. I'm pinning for perpetual adoration!

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  48. I don't want to think about what this says about me- every day I read your blog, and sometimes I cry a little, sometimes I buy books based on your say-so, but rarely do I comment on how much I love what you have to say. But this KITCHEN, now that I comment on. Shallow, is what I am. I have a door from that very same school (Mrs. McClurg's, best kindergarten teacher ever), and I can't help but think- were you there that day I bought a two-sided clock for $30 and pulled up wood from the floor and stowed it in a green metal trashcan? Talk about humanitarian! Your kitchen is...be-YOO-tiful.

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  49. So fun to see the whole kitchen revealed after catching glimpses of it in other posts. It us gorgeous! I especially love the island.

    The best part is that the whole thing is so YOU. I've been brainstorming how I can bring more of me into my kitchen on a limited budget. It's pretty blah right now. And very 90s builder grade. Thanks for sharing yours. It's great inspiration.

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  50. Every detail. Love it!!

    ...that door idea. Fab.

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  51. Wow!!!! that was so worth the wait!!! I'm not sure that there could be anything more perfect!!!!! That island is - to - die - for!!!!!!! Your shelves, stools, the door, the baskets and batteries, the backsplash!!! I love it all - nicely done!!!!!!

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  52. Love how bright and happy your kitchen is! So many clever touches.
    And that sliding door is brilliant! Love, love, love it all. And best of all,
    it screams you. :)

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  53. I'm totally stealing the cloth napkins and silverware in a caddy idea... I feel like guests are always hunting for our silverware, so why not make it easy on them? :)

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  54. Very well done!!!! I don't think it looks really small maybe because of the way you took your pictures. In fact, your house doesn't seem much smaller then the other house. What is the difference in square feet? Anyway the house is very warm and homey!!

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    1. Our last house was 2300 and this one is 1500. Big difference!!

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    2. Yep, that is a big difference. I love the open concept because it does make it feel more spacious and the way you decorated makes it bigger :)

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  55. swoony mc swoonerton with a HUGE cherry on top!!!
    when can i come over?
    OR, you can come over here and help me???
    xoxo

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  56. LOVE your kitchen. So many wonderful touches.
    Okay weird question. I have a bit of a thing (okay, okay a BIG thing)
    about metal on metal. Does the door slide easily on the pipe or can
    you hear the metal on metal.

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    1. I get it! :)
      The weight of the door is actually supported by casters that roll along the floor. The "hangers" on the pipe are just a back-up plan. :) We don't hear any cringey sounds.

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    2. Thanks for the feedback. We have been thinking about doing
      something like this for our laundry room door. This idea would
      be SO much more economical than others I've seen. Thanks!!

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  57. *Squeeeal* This is just lovely, Shannan. Thanks so much for the inspiration - this is just the way I likes it. I also rallied for the impractical open shelving in our small kitchen, and our kitchen island is made from my childhood dresser. Yes yes yes...just lovely. Bless you, now I feel like getting up off my keister and painting something aqua! :D Images...prepare to get pinned. (That's okay, right? You give permission to pin?)

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  58. You've made me curious because I have trouble finding where to put mine. Do you have a microwave, and if so, where is it kept?

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    1. Yes, pin away!

      And the microwave hangs above our range. It's a microwave/exhaust fan. You can see it in a couple of the pics.

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  59. This post is like beyond timely as we signed a building contract this week. In fact your whole ding dang story about this transition, your decision to build, how you're doing it, etc. is such a help!

    We actually bought a wee 60 year old cape cod in the city (Fort Wayne), which happened to have a lot next door attached (previous house burned down). We will live in the cape while we build on a VERY NARROW lot, then when the house is done, we'll rent the cape to my daughter and hubby (and granddaughter, squee!). Huge leap of faith for us after noodling around trying to decided whether to build, buy old and renovate, or settle for icky no-character circa 80's homes. This way, we get the best of old (living in the city without that 'new neighborhood' vibe and restrictions) while getting a cozy craftsman cottage built brand spankin' new right next to my granddaughter. I actually love the limitations of building on a small lot around older homes...the challenge to blend a bit, and live smaller. We're down to just 2 kids at home now, so I'm ready to downsize.

    So that was my blog post today, posted here in your delightful comment section as apposed to on my own blog which continues to languish....

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  60. This looks like what clean linens smell like while blowing on a clothes line on a breezy, summer day.
    It brings about such a good vibe.

    -Angie

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  61. Oh, I just love it! I got married last year and we bought a house about an 6th of the size of the one I grew up in. Seriously. You're kitchen/dining/living area is such an inspiration to me!

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  62. I love your kitchen! Every single thing. You've got some good design flowing there girl!

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  63. In picture number five you debuted the rolling door (albeit hiding behind the kitchen island). I missed everything you wrote after that picture until I frantically discovered that you covered it in its entirety at the end. Whew. (Then I went back and reread the post...)
    In our new/ old house the one thing we didn’t update was the kitchen because it was the last thing my dad built before he died. But that man never did listen to my decorating advice, anyway. So the mourning period is nearing its end and his kitchen has used its last ounce of sympathy on me. Its days are numbered, Shan. Thanks for the inspiration!
    How do you feel about glass knobs in the kitchen?

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  64. BEautiful! Clean lines, love the white, and whimsical all at the same time. yea for pretty kitchens! :)

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  65. It's lovely! I'm lusting after sunny kitchens, here in my tin roof, cement walled house in the tropics....

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  66. I so would love to come over and have a cup of tea in your kitchen. Awesome job!!!

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  67. I love your kitchen, and I love what it says. Live simple, and find joy in the little things :) Keep up the incredible!

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  68. where are the white industrial style lamps from? They are hanging over your kitchen table and there's 2 of them

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  69. So, I am totally in love with this little kitchen of yours. It really is just right. I , too, have a chandelier we bought years ago and it keeps moving with us and will continue to do so. It like a family member.

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  70. Love, Love, Love everything about your kitchen. It is just so happy! I would love to see more of your house.

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  71. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! So bright and happy - and warm and cozy. Would love to sit at the counter and have a cup of coffee. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  72. The island just makes it. Looks just like you girl.

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  73. Absolutely beautiful! I adore the island and the colors. You and your hubby did an excellent job.

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  75. of course lovelovelove every detail!! but love most of all your spirit that shines through of creating a place to bless and not simply impress! i think i'd like being your friend. ;)

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  76. Your kitchen is just gorgeous, Shannan. xx

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  77. You are so cool. Reading your blog each day is like finding an unexpected blossom in the garden of my life. Thanks a bunch!

    Barb@onehopefulheart.blogspot.com

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  78. Okay, I must comment on that sliding door - LOVE it! What a fabulous idea!!! Love your style!

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  79. Not quite sure how I found your blog but I am so glad I did. I love your sweet kitchen!

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  80. Love, love, love. And if some morning you wake up and find some random lady sitting at one of your barstools it may or may not be me : )

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    1. And me. It might be me, too. There are 3 stools, after all. :) Love it all! And your wonder sign is just too perfect. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  81. You and me and teal forever. Seriously, today someone commented, because I was wearing a teal top that matched my teal lunchbox and my teal iphone cover, with my teal scarf. And then I come home and see all the glorious teal in your wonderful kitchen. Sigh. If only I knew how to do any of that wonderful colour design.
    Thanks for sharing.
    p.s. you commented above about all 3 kids sharing a room. Can you elaborate on that one day in another post? Have you got a different room for playing right now that will eventually be R's room?

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  82. Very charming kitchen filled with great vintage items reused to fill your needs. Love that island and what a great pop of color against the white.

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  83. Ok, Miss Flower Patch Farm Girl, this is the third time today I've come to your blog just to stare once again at your kitchen. It's getting ridiculous. What do I love most about it? It's small but functional. It's creative. It was done on a budget but looks better than anything high-end. It has fun thrift store art. It's YOU. And I happen to be a big fan. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  84. I love everything!
    From the J&M shelves to the subway tile and grey grout - *swoon*

    Beautiful job.

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  85. In. Love. So very happy for you. . .what a change after your year in that rental home kitchen :)

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  86. Wow. It's just perfect isn't it?!

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  87. i'm speechless. okay...i'm never speechless, but i wanna be.
    this is amaze balls.
    it's my favorite space in your new house. for real.
    i blew up Pinterest with all the pics.

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  88. This is adorable, and I thank you for posting. We are moving from a 3300 square foot home in the country club to a 1200 square foot home in the "not so country club" ;). I've affectionately named our little house "The Bungalove" . . .a cross between Bungalow and love. You can read about God's hand in all of this here:

    http://ouradventurebook5.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-story-only-god-could-write.html

    ALOT of the things we want to do in the Bungalove are ideas you have in your own kitchen. . . so, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My favorite thing you said, "Small houses build close families." My husband sent me this sweet little poem a few months back. You can read it here:

    http://ouradventurebook5.blogspot.com/2013/01/loves-grows-best.html

    Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  89. I'm a newer reader, and I'm inspired by your fresh style...love your kitchen!

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  90. I am a long time lurker (stalker?) of your blog. I am so happy that you shared your kitchen. I love love love it. And since I am out of the shadows I wanted to say that I really admire you and your family. I think about Robert and Calvin often and send up prayers. Thanks for sharing your life.

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  91. Look at all this kitchen love, it's awesome!!

    I've been complaining about my little kitchen, but you've inspired me to just do a bit of rearranging. Yours has turned out absolutely adorable and it is so YOU! I bet you are happy to have it all done now. Enjoy the memory making moments that will continue in your sweet home!

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  92. Shannan - not merely a kitchen.. that special place where everyone seems to gather and in yours - they surely hope to linger! ADORABLE! HOMEY!!

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  93. I CAN NOT get enough of your house! Your kitchen did not disappoint, not that I thought it would. Everything is perfection but also a place that you'd want to hang out and stay awhile.

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  94. Oh, I love it!! What an amazing place to spend time!! You rock! xoxo

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  95. Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  96. I have to say , you amaze me. You know how to make a house a home. I noticed the drawer pull right away and wish I had one too. You know Dad really loved walking through "HIS" kitchen. I will never forget the hours of consulting that he and Cory did through the building months. I am sure the contractor won't forget either.

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  97. Girl - this is Shantastic! Seriously pinworthy, magazine spread worthy - it's just awesome. My only question...when do I get to sit on a stool!? In other news...my new kitten deleted all my emails, I'm serious. I didn't get to reply to the one you sent, the newsy one. I'm sorry. xo

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  98. Um this is awesome. I would also like you to know that you are the first person who has a kitchen with THE EXACT SAME LAYOUT as our soon-to-be-new/old house-kitchen and I am in love with how you have set yours up. You know how they say that imitation is the best form of flatter...be prepared to be imitated, please...it's happening! (Not for a few years...but it is happening!)

    Thanks for posting, this is just gorgeous! I made my husband go through your post painstakingly slowly with me last night, and even he -- a harsh critic -- said, "OK, there is not ONE thing I dislike about that kitchen." I think his favorite aspect was the door that Cory hung. And mine is the flower pieces that were added to your awesome-colored island.

    Fabulous!

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  99. I've only recently discovered your lovely and thought-provoking blog... and I can't stop drooling at your kitchen. Seriously. YUM. Thank you for the eye candy.

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  100. It's perfect. It's you. And I like it!

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  101. Stop it. It's too perfect. Too beautiful. Please move to my neighborhood and redecorate my house for me. I'm in a serious rut and on a serious budget. Thank you!

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  102. Holy Moley!!! I'm in looooove with this kitchen! Every single detail! That teal island, those white cupboards, the light fixture and that SLIDING DOOR! Girl, I wanna come over and sit on one of your stools, eat salsa and drool all over it all.

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  103. This kitchen is perfect. We are moving soon and I am dreaming of a place in the country, but it might not work out Depending Where hubby's job is, so I came on here, wondering what you guys were up to and how you're liking living in town. I'll have to read the archives a little. I always enjoy popping in here.

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  105. I'd put on dancing shoes (the nice ones with a heel) and dance around in your kitchen!

    It's so happy looking and functional! I can see you twirling around making kitchen work look pretty fancy!

    LOVE

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  106. Your kitchen is amazing!! I love everything about it...I can't even decide what part is my favorite! I'm your newest follower!
    Allison

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  107. Love Love Love your kitchen!
    Your home looks so cozy and happy!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  108. I am so in love with your kitchen! It is GORGEOUS!!!

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  109. Beautiful, happy, and so representative of you….I love that your personality it truly in this space! That island - ohhhhh it's gorgeous in all that greeny blue glory!

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  110. Just found your gorgeous kitchen via Centsational Girl. I LOVE your island! We are planning a partial redo in the kitchen and I want my husband to build my island similar to yours using old doors, corbels, etc. I also had to laugh at your comment about the humanitarian work we do as thrifters! I couldn't agree more. Love that you use art in your kitchen. Also, I am loving your stove. I have white appliances, but my stove has too much black on it that is so hard to keep looking clean. I was glad to see that option. I'm going to have to poke around your site now. I feel like you are a kindred spirit!

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  111. WOW! It has been way tooooo long since I have stopped in. The kitchen is gorgeous! So you, so beautiful, just fabulous! Love every inch, enjoy.
    XO
    Kristin

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  112. love your island! what color is it? would love to find the paint!

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  113. Lovely kitchen! I love the pop of color you get from your island. I also adore all the eclectic vintage touches. :) What a happy place to cook!

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  114. It's seriously amazing Shanny! I love that island so much. I'm pretty sure that doesn't surprise you. I think your mug display is brilliant. I've always loved the way you can pull unique items together and make them all yours!

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  115. I LOVE your kitchen. Great job! It is so fresh and fun with vintage flair. I dream of having a similar space someday.

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  116. Came here through Centsatiol Girl. This has to be one of my top five all time favorite kitchens from any blog, decorating website, or magazine. Seriously ingenuitive.

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  117. Sticky keyboard keys...obviously that was meant to be CENTSATIONAL Girl.

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  118. Love it Shannan! The white is so fresh and the island -oh the island. What a gorgeous pop of colour. Love the stools and your accessories too.

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  119. It is GORGEOUS! And I love that you said something about little homes...I have a framed print that says Small Homes Grow Tight Families from BrightSidesDesigns on etsy.

    http://www.onthebanksofsquawcreek.com/2012/02/small-homes.html

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  120. I love everything about your kitchen! Awesome! :)

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  121. I love everything about your kitchen! Awesome! :)

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  122. so lovely...i would want to sip coffee in this kitchen all day if it were mine! lovely!

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  123. Hi came here from Centsational Girl. Wonderful kitchen. I am in love with that turquoise colored island.

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  124. That teal island is sublime. I don't know if I'd have the guts to pull the trigger on such a central color decision. Excellent in every way.

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  125. In spite of my deep love of green/blue-blue/green, I must admit that my favorite things in your new kitchen are your ruler shelf brackets.

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  126. Came across your kitchen via AT and oh my word, beautiful!!

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  127. I love that you tried to Country Living Sliding doors and it worked SO beautifully! Thanks for linking up to my blog :) I adore your style and especially your heart for adoption!!
    We are in the process of applying to adopt, and it's all I can think about these days :)
    All the best,
    Emily
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  128. Very elegant kitchen. I think white is the only colour where you can mix any colour with it.

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  129. the design style of kitchen is practical and nice. i like it with www.d3face.com

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  130. YUP! absolutely remodeling my kitchen based on this beauty. thanks for the inspiration. you can see the before of my kitchen on my blog: etleyenlightens.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/my-new-house-a-tour/ ((so much work to do but SO worth it)) thank you for sharing!!

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  131. Oh My Lands, this is delicious. It's perfect!

    "You shall see wonders" is hanging in my kitchen, too. :) I WISH that door was, but it's not. Darn!

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  132. I love everything about your kitchen! I have similar colors in mine (turquoise, yellow and white). Beautiful job!

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  133. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the details and especially love the colors you have chosen. And your island? Love love love and wanted to let you know I featured it over on my blog today. Thank you for the great inspiration and have a great day!
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  134. Love your kitchen... Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post... and your photography is stunning... Great job.
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  135. um hi. i'm back to swoon. and to eagle eye that battery display piece. genius. xox

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  136. Love your kitchen!!its so dreamy! It reminds me so much of my own and I've been wanting to build an island but not sure if it would work. I'm using yours as inspiration. What is the island counter top made out of?

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    1. Hey, thanks! I wish I could help...I really don't know what the top is made of, other than I know it was wood planks that were joined. Sorry!

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  138. I absolutely love the island color, it's perfect!!

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  139. Nice kitchen you have here. It's so inviting that I want to spend the whole day cooking! http://www.countertops.com/

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  147. LOVE this. I had to smile when I saw the "outdoor" light above your sink. I have one just like it above mine and I love it. Cheap too. I'm sporting the napkin curtains like yours too. Thanks for the idea.

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  151. That is the exact same kitchen island in vancouver that my wife is wanting to have installed in our kitchen. Do you remember how much you paid for it?

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  152. Love your beautiful kitchen! Very inspirational. I recently painted my cabinets and island and linked back to you because seeing your pin on pinterest is what started it all for me. :)))

    ~Shanon

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  153. The appropriate quote for this adorable makeover is one of my favs: Love Grows Best in Little Houses :)

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  154. Love, love, love this kitchen! I'm currently building and will be "stealing" many of your ideas (maybe your whole kitchen)!

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  156. Love it... Where can I buy this one?

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  157. HI Shannon I just stopped by to let you know I featured your island in my post the other day. It's so lovely I had to share it. http://gwenmossblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/great-ideas-for-your-kitchen-island.html

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  158. From one city girl to another, your kitchen looks HUGE to me. I can't imagine having a kitchen you could fit an island into. It's beautiful.

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  159. Your kitchen setup looks so much like mine, it's eerie! And it's in the middle of a makeover where the cabinets are getting painted white and our island painted blue, similar to your color. I'm going to come back and share a pic when it's done.

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