This blogger must be truly a little nutty to feature gorgeous von gorgeous kitchen tours and then mix in peeks of her own! Mercy. Even though mine is far more humble than those spotlighted on Hello Lovely, it is gratifying to know we renovated the serene white kitchen from top to bottom ourselves. And also on a tight budget without any sponsorship. Hello Lovely Kitchen Tour & Resources shares photos and details as well as ideas to shop the look.
Hello Lovely Kitchen Tour & Resources
Glazed Terracotta Urn
This rustic terracotta urn looks great no matter where I place it. Branches, white roses, lavender, cotton…it all works in this baby.
For slightly smaller examples, you may be able to snag the real deal from France (18th century):
Video of the Kitchen
White Ruffle Bowl on Cart
I use this 11″ white ruffle bowl for everything! When you have a smallish kitchen with limited storage, no butler pantry, no scullery, and no china closet, your pieces have to be mulitpurposeful. This bowl can be brought into service for everyday, for entertaining, and for display.
Vintage Ironstone Pitchers
I sold a bunch of vintage ironstone when we downsized from the big house, and I’m sort of missing the drama of the quantity I once owned, ya know? Storing it in boxes is ridiculous though, and it’s so easy to find now online that I can always go hunting for more!
White Oak Hardwood Flooring
Seven years later (well, actually it’s 15 years later since I had the exact flooring in our last home too!) I’m still very pleased living with solid white oak flooring, left natural with just a matte finish on top.
I have several pretty rugs I rotate in here, but bare floors are just fine with me too.
Minuet Viatera Quartz Countertop
Even though there are some scratches on the Minuet Viatera white quartz from years of heavy daily use, I bet you wouldn’t even notice them! Almost everyday, I receive a question about how they are holding up or if I would do them again. I sure would! (BTW, I don’t get a commission saying that – we did the kitchen without sponsors as I was still hobby blogging at the time!).
Sweet Industrial Steel Cart
You may remember I found my vintage steel industrial cart at a garage sale for $10. It belonged to a now retired factory worker who used it daily…such a darling provenance! I painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint and topped it with the leftover Minuet quartz sink cut-out.
It’s just the right size for this working part of the kitchen, giving us a few more square feet to set down groceries or make a sandwich.
My Reclaimed Wood Harvest Table
Sometimes my petite round dining table in in the breakfast area, and other seasons the great big harvest table is. It was a practical matter really. At times I simply feel the need for more work space. We commissioned the table to be built from reclaimed barn wood and have used it for decades. 7′ long means it is not ideal for a small kitchen, but it is highly functional and layered with memories. (It’s where the homework got done, where birthday cakes were set down, and where countless conversations and laughter happened.)
Window Seat With Pillows
We became so accustomed to not having an upholstered cushion for this nook that I honestly stopped thinking about shopping or designing for it. Then we saw this long cushion with back pillows at RH and decided to take a chance on it. Score!
Antique Silver Mini Chandelier
I have had the petite antiqued silver chandelier for many years, and this one is similar:
Paint Color for Walls, Trim, Ceiling
We used the same white throughout our home (with only a few exceptions) for walls, trim, and ceilings. Before painting, I first “plastered” the ceiling in here by hand…meaning I trolled on a thin layer of drywall mud. (It was sort of excruciating but well worth it!).
Cooktop vs. Traditional Range
There are days when I miss the look of a traditional range, but it is wonderful having storage underneath the Bosch cooktop for pots and essentials. Additionally, if you’re going for a modern French look or a modern Euro country look, a cooktop can add the ‘modern.’ (Also, in case you can’t tell, that’s the dishwasher behind a panel between the sink and the cooktop.)
I’ll share more of the inside scoop about my simple white kitchen in another post. For example, I never show you the wall on the other side of the frig which is actually the wall where the original frig was placed.
I’m not sure I have really showed you the step-back cabinets to the right of the wall ovens either. The bottom cupboard which sits on top of the countertop has one of those cool hinges that lifts up…inside is where I store stuff I don’t want to see on the counter like the toaster.
Kitchen Design Inspiration
Treat yourself to this renovation project with plenty of fresh white and bright design details to steal!
Find part 2 of my kitchen’s tour RIGHT HERE.
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