Here is the old kitchen ~
As you can see, I was packing it up this day.
This is the old peninsula area next to the dining room.
Note the bulkhead across the top and the full upper cabinet.
This is looking toward the dining area with the peninsula, fridge,
microwave and pantry area.
This is the back door and an underutilized closet.
A bare kitchen with a temporary sink. It looked brighter already!
Hubby pouring the self-leveling cement over the wires for the heated floor.
This is going to feel so nice this winter!
The cabinets arrived on Monday, June 13. Here they are in the living/dining rooms.
I love my new sink!
Our new kitchen sink is from Steel Queen (Richilieu, Quebec). I was torn
about getting a single bowl or sink and a half and am so happy I chose the latter.
This sink came with the veggie/fruit strainer, stainless steel bottom racks and
a removable, stainless drain tray. The faucet is from Delta.
We never had a dishwasher as there wasn't cabinet space to fit one in.
Yup! 34 years without one and I survived. :-)
Now I can have a full sized dishwasher due to the smaller sink base!
Here it is!
This is the view when you walk up the front stairs. You can see the empty
spot for the dishwasher which should be filled soon.
The view from the dining room side.
The knobs are from Kent Building Supplies and the bin pulls are
from Home Depot.
The fridge was moved to the right of it's former position which is now the large pantry.
This wall is opened up more to the dining room and makes both rooms seem larger.
I keep this stool here for me to get things from the upper cabinets and to sit on!
This is the corner cabinets by the window/sink area.
I looked in magazines and on blogs to see what other homeowners put in their
glass door cabinets. Sometimes there is only 1 or 3 items per shelf but, I
couldn't let that space go to waste.
This is the pantry area behind the double doors. I love the space and the
roll out trays. Now all my baking supplies are in one spot too!
The magnetic picture frames on the fridge are from Umbra.
The fridge usually has a lot more stuff stuck on it like magnets and notes :-)
The dining room side of the cabinets with the china cupboard. I had
difficulty fun trying
to fit all my china cups and saucers and mugs into this upper cabinet! I ended up
packing some away for a yard sale along with 2 large boxes of kitchen things I don't need!
It's so much brighter!! I love the colours. The walls are Golden Ecru by SICO Paints,
available at Kent Building Supply. The countertop is 'creme quartzstone' laminate
with cream and beige flecks. It looks like a soft green from a distance.
The big silver container on the end of the counter is the composte collector.
I bought it at Home Hardware.
You may have noticed I don't have a microwave oven. We are waiting to buy
an over the range microwave. In the meantime our old one is in the dining room
I love the display shelf over the window. This picture was before we added a light fixture under the shelf.
We also had to have a clock here (see the picture above) to glance at from the hall
and front door. We always had one here so I found a little one at a dollar store last week.
I'd like to have a vintage 50's style one someday.
This is the new back door storage cupboard. The left door is for the broom,
swiffer etc. and the right has shelves for cleaning supplies and small appliances.
The upper doors hold items I don't use as often.
The porcelain floor is heated and will be wonderful underfoot come winter!
The summer vignette on the windowsill.
I have two of these pretty blue bottles and they are old with bubbles
in the glass. This is the closest I can get to blue glass canning jars :-)
We needed a place to hang our keys so I found this cute shelf/bulletin board
at Winner's and it works perfectly. I also like to have a calendar in the kitchen.
This shelf was here before and I like to decorate it
for the different seasons.
This is a closeup of the pretty toletray I got recently.
It's behind the white hobnail milk glass cookie jar on the counter.
As Murray would say, I've got the counter top 'junked up'. :-)
I love my cookie cutter collection in the vintage glass jars.
The white covered dish is to keep garlic in.
The green bowl is Fiestaware.
The glass jar on the left holds two damaged Bridal Rose teacups.
The white enamel container on the right holds vintage kitchen tools.
You will notice I don't have a backsplash - yet! I am still deciding what
to get for it and am open to suggestions. I'm thinking cream subway tiles
with a strip of coloured glass tiles part way up. What do you think?
This is the crown molding which I love. It was all painted from the
cabinet factory in the same colour as the cabinets - coconut.
The cabinets are solid MDF and were built by
Stick and Stones Kitchens in St. Stephen, N.B.
Our contractor is Apple Creek Kitchens in Keswick Ridge, N.B.
Excellent work by both companies!
The before look again:
and the after:
the old one. I love the cabinets, the glass doors and the storage space.
I am very thankful to my hubby, Murray, for his hard work to provide this
beautiful kitchen for me to work in. He also got a bonus for his 'man cave'.
Yes, he inherited 2 of the base cabinets and the cushion floor for his
basement work area plus, some upper cabinets for the garage!
We believe in recycling and reusing!
There you have it! Our new kitchen. When we get the new
dishwasher and microwave I'll post pictures.
We had a wonderful Saturday at the Wesleyan Church Camp
on the St. John River. I'll be posting about it in the next day or two.
You'll love the old cottages there!
I am joining Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
Susan for Met Monday at
and Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at
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