Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cottage Kitchen Makeover






Sometimes the prettiest kitchens are not the biggest or most expensive! Designed and produced by Donna Talley for Better Homes & Gardens, this cute cottage kitchen used to be drab and cramped. The results of the homeowner's renovation make the space so light and cheery, and much more functional. I love the open shelving, it's such a great way to display all of their pretty dinnerware and accessories. The vintage-style pulley fixtures are super cute too! It's the beautiful breakfast nook that is my favorite feature though...it's just so cozy! See lots more photos taken by Bryan McCay and learn great money-saving tips here!


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37 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Erin,

This kitchen is inspiring me so much. I want that color!!! It's so fresh. Love it!


Wishing you a great day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Heather said...

ooooh - beautiful - very inspiring. I live in a home from the 1700s with a small kitchen! thanks for the beautiful ideas!

Chic Coastal Living said...

This little cottage is adorable! Beautiful color!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm showing this kitchen on my blog right now too! I love it! You couldn't help but be cheery in this lovely room. It reminds me of a bowl of yummy ice cream. :)

Cheryl F said...

I'm in love. Forget chocolate, I want this kitchen - and I want to see the rest of the cottage. Am I getting greedy? Thanks for this post Erin, so nice to see such a cheerful space on such a gloomy day.

fabriquefantastique said...

Oh ....a dream kitchen

Kerry Rossow said...

This is a happy kitchen! I would skip around everyday whipping up great masterpieces - ok, maybe not the masterpiece part, but I would definitely skip!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Jen of Country Weekend said...

So sweet--I love the sea glass colors.

Shay @ She Can't Sit Still said...

There's something just so refreshing about blues and greens-- they make me want to eat a cucumber and smell some flowers. Crazy? Quite possibly.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

The turquoise on the beadboard is gorgeous! And I have that same stove... 'cept mine is a gas top. I love seeing 'my' things in other peoples' houses. It gives a totally new perspective on things.

La chica said...

Mm, precioso!!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

This is such a cute cottage. I love the open shelves with the blue beadboard. This cottage is so relaxing and quaint.

Kristy from www.idesignlove.com

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

this is gorgeous! I might actually cook if I had a kitchen like this!

Brynalyn said...

I spy laminate countertops... But they look great! This gives me hope for the older home we're looking to buy and our lack of a remodeling budget - paint and beadboard can completely transform a space!

Emreen said...

Love.. love the breakfast nook...!!

Kathy said...

Adorable!!! BTW loved your wedding pixs just the sweetest thing!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This is very charming and pretty. Luciane is right the shade of blue is perfect.

mel. said...

This is my favorite room I've seen on your blog! These pics are definitely going into the "someday when I'm rich" folder!

Natasha Simpson * said...

This is the cutest kitchen EVER and I love the dining nook it looks so cozy! Great colour too : )

Natasha
http://www.lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

So cute. Beadboard and open shelving are always a winner. Great color too.

Magic Brush said...

Love the chalkboard and the sitting area....gorgeous!

Thea said...

I WANT that kitchen! Perfection. x

Beach Coast Style said...

I love all of it! love the shelves and all the neat goodies.

Erica said...

Thanks for the beautiful ideas! This kitchen is inspiring me so much. Beautiful color!

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leather sofas said...

What a stunning home. It must be such a calm and tranquil place to live.

a cozy canvas said...

I love this kitchen transformation. I saw it on Better Home and Gardens and fell in love with all over again here!

leslie said...

What a great transformation. The color scheme just brings about a feeling of serenity. I love it!

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Kelly said...

Very charming. Love the open shelves and of course the cheerful blue and green color palette.

michele said...

The seating area is so comfortable looking. It is a reminder that a large kitchen is not always necessary.

Kelley said...

*drool*

mydeco said...

The light hanging above the sink is amazing! Neutral colours also make the living room and kitchen feel relaxed

LEinstein said...

Love it! Anyone know the name and brand of this paint color? or maybe somethin like it?

Denver Personal Injury Attorney said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Sofas and Stuff said...

Love love love this kitchen - pinned some of these images on Pinterest and featured it in our monthly blog series - Pinspiration! Thanks for sharing... http://bit.ly/MlTrUN

home builders Missouri said...

I really love this kitchen. It looks so refreshing. Cooking in such an area will surely be tons of fun. The colors are just so easy to the eyes and because lighter shades were used, these add more lighting to the room. Thank you for sharing this very inspiring post. I know that several other readers are dying to have such a lovely kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where these corbels/decorative wood brackets came from? I love the size and shape of them.

Heather Crawford said...

I would LOVE to know what color the walls were painted!

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