Kitchen Renovation Plans

Cottage Home

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I took these pictures of my kitchen – as it is today – to get a good look at what I have and what I’d like to change. Recently I shared that I was inspired by Jennifer Zuri’s Farmhouse Cottage Style.   So, here are the photos – with what I plan to keep and lists of what I plan to change/add.

kitchen renovation paint door with chalkpaintThe first thing you see when you walk into the kitchen (entry to left) is the door to the side porch, the wall and the bank of cabinets.

Transformation Plans:

  • paint chalboard on top of door

  • paint hanging shelf white

  • re-do trim on countertop

kitchen renovation area rugThis was my first purchase for our new/old house. When we left our previous home, I knew our country kitchen needed something – I love this colorful Tracy Porter area rug with the magestic rooster.

paint walls open shelving, beadboard walls

I plan to move ths small shelf (which actually belongs to my youngest daughter) to one of our bathrooms – another renovation down the line. I am looking for a low shelf to replace the shelving that is there. I want something more like a cabinet.

  • Paint Walls light, creamy-yellow white.

  • add open shelving

  • add beadboard and trim to some walls

  • paint the door white – maybe add a graphic

kitchen renovation painted cabinet backsplash

kitchen renovation oven and hutch


Our Kitchenaid double oven was a fantastic find at an Estate sale. It had never been used and we got it for $150!


kitchen renovation lighten cabinet color


  • Paint cabinets lighter white, open some cabinets or add glass or beadboard

kitchen renovation declutter above cabinets


Kitchen renovation before ceiling pictureThese are some of my ideas. I am going to bring out more of my white dishes, the pitchers – I have quite a large collection, add color here and there – an area rug near the desk – paint the window frames. That’s quite a story. It took me weeks to remove the layers of paint. Initially I had planned to restain the windows, but I was fascinated with the chips of color here and there showing the various colors the window frame had been over the years. But, now, it is time for it to be a beautiful crisp white. I’ll probably keep the lace curtains, so many decisions! This project will take some time, right now I have to finish my bedroom transformation. It has been a few weeks since my last post French Impressions Part III

So what do you think of my ideas! Any suggestions?

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