Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

The other night while I was still in the midst of moving in my mom and I were in the kitchen baking some cookies and my dad snapped a picture and sent it to my brother.  His caption was "Not your grandmother's kitchen."  I would have to agree with him, it is not my grandmother's kitchen at all!

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

You may notice something quite large missing in this picture and it would be the upper cabinets above the refrigerator and bar.  During construction the contractors had to take them down to remove the paneling and hang new gypsum board.  The day that they took them down I walked in and my very first thought was what a shame that they had to go up.  When they were hung you could not see the back door from inside the kitchen and they were extremely bulky (as seen in the reveal post).

So I went home that evening and started discussing the cabinet situation with my parents and we came to the conclusion that I didn't have to put them back up.  Removing the uppers and the shelves in the living room were by far the two biggest changes that I made other than finishes.  Without the cabinets the kitchen is just so clean and I love the look that the new pendants gives with the shelves.

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

Last time you saw pictures of the kitchen there were no new counter tops or back splash.  They were completed just before Christmas and I could not love them anymore than I do!  I love the way that the tile, countertops, and cabinets go so well together.  The white and grey offset them so well and then when you add my favorite knobs to the mix it is just perfect. 

Usually I am not the girliest- girl, but when I saw these door knobs at World Market I knew I had to have them.  When I realized that teal was quickly becoming a theme in my living area I knew they would be a great way to tie the two rooms to each other, and I just love purple.  I alternated purple and teal knobs on the upper cabinets and white knobs on the bottom cabinets.  The perfect feminine touch that the kitchen needed.

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

Just like every other room in my house this room has touches of my travels and family members.  Just about everything that you see in my kitchen had been handed down to me, except for the wall art above.  The clock is a new find that I instantly fell in love with and the sweet tea sign is a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-love.  They know me so well, and this sign just makes me so happy.

Enjoying the Journey: Not Your Grandmother's Kitchen

To be honest, most of the stuff in my kitchen is either from one of my grandmothers or World Market.  If you have any questions about anything just let me know and I will let you know about anything. 

When I was in college I learned to love to cook.  This passion is still in me and I cannot wait to create and cook in this kitchen.  I am blessed to have fond memories of cooking here with my granny and I cannot wait to make memories of my own with my family and friends. 

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Comments

Danavee said…
Putting up the open shelving instead was brilliant!!!!!!!