I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by the very talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit her blog and the many lovely make-overs from other participants. You will be so inspired.
Welcome to the cottage kitchen at ITLLDO
(photo taken on our first visit, prior to purchase)
We started unloading stuff as soon as we closed.
The stove that was left in the cottage was coppertone with a matching hood (I could have sworn I had a picture of the lovely, yet functional, stove) It left with the rest of the Stuff that remained in the cottage after we took possession.
A new white stove and lots of white paint (right down to the coppertone hood) does wonders!!
A very functional cottage kitchen....one small problem, though. We could not open the refrigerator door without hitting the bar.
Sweet little windows peek out to the attached lake-side sun porch, but the view of the lake was so limited from the kitchen. Plus, painting those dark cabinets seemed so daunting.
So, after we painted all of the walls, we proceeded to tear them out...
New white cabinets, custom made by a craftsman in our near-by Amish community. (The same man that built my bathroom cabinets..If you missed my bathroom renovation in last week's post, click here.)
A slight rearrangement.....
Some new recessed lighting
Navy laminate countertops, plus room for a dishwasher.....(I want a little relaxation when I come to the cottage) And a lake view!!!!
A few red, white and blue accessories, plus porcelain tile floor
And a completely renovated, bright, white kitchen.
I think ITLLDO....for now.