Farm Life

Kitchen Nook Part III

We are about 95% finished with this project and WOW does it feel good to finally have accomplished something significant in the house.  I am an extremely impatient person and being an interior designer does not help at all.  In fact it makes me have unrealistic expectations and goals and probably makes my husband want to punch me in the face. Apologies in advance for the terrible photography, but I wanted to post our progress.


Nook overall


kitchen nook finished

Gigi fell in love with the banquette and proceeded to jump up and take a nap immediately. Anthony then had to say “I told you so” about 17 times over the next few days. It’s somewhat gross that she is lying in there, but her cuteness factor kind of overrides the grossness.

kitchen nook banquette

Right???  And these also open for storage, or for dogs to hang out in.

Storage banquetteWe are still waiting for the table to arrive and need to hang some plates on the wall.  I also have an idea for some other artwork in the room, but I’ll share that post when I get closer to completing it.  I’m also thinking a few black kidney pillows might break up the plaid all over the place.

I sprayed a frosty glass etching spray on the inside of the cabinet windows, because I wanted to obscure all of the different colored cups inside.


Before cabinets


kitchen nook countertop

I am obsessed with wallpaper, and this one is no exception.  I love the sparkly little gold pears. I also love how the paper ties in to the giant birch tree we have right outside of the window of this room.

kitchen nook wallpaperDrapery closeup

Nook drapery

Marble mosaic backsplash; it always looks so different once it is grouted.

backsplashWe installed new wall vent covers, but our walls and baseboard are a bit janky, so we will need some additional help on these.

wall vents kitchen nook

I found some great antique spice jars last week and thought they were perfect for the small shelves.  Still on the hunt for a few more!

vintage spice jars

These jars have the spice names in four different languages, a different one on each side.

close up spice jars

This is definitely my new favorite room in our house.  And it’s the best place to sit and watch the sun set.

kitchen nook sunset

Next up on on our list: basement cleanup and painting.  Stay tuned for some wildly exciting basement photos later on this week.

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  • Reply Judy Judy 2015-02-17 at 11:58 am

    The breakfast nook is awesome! Love the colors and the seats by the window!
    Can’t wait to see the table!

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-17 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Judy!

  • Reply Cindy Loomer 2015-02-17 at 11:14 am

    So would love to be there to see it all but God willing we will be there in Sept. Everything looks great!

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-17 at 1:15 pm

      We can’t wait to see you in September, hopefully many more projects will be completed by then!

  • Reply Kathy 2015-02-17 at 12:15 am

    Oh honey, I love the coffee room. You did a terrific job. Can’t wait to see the basement post.

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-17 at 1:01 am

      Thanks Momma! While the basement won’t be as glamorous as the coffee room, it is sure to be exciting with lots of gross pics of spider webs and mouse poop.

  • Reply Ashley Powroznik 2015-02-16 at 10:27 pm

    Michelle, I’m vicariously living through you! Maybe not all the farming bits, but definitely the house part. Seriously, I’ve always dreamed of remodeling an old home. Looks great! And I love reading your posts. Wishing you the best- xoxo!

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-17 at 12:08 am

      Ashley!! Thanks so much, I’m glad you’re liking it! It’s so difficult to work on my own place, thanks for the love.

  • Reply Laura 2015-02-16 at 10:09 pm

    You do such great work Michelle.. It looks fantastic.. love the spice jars!

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-17 at 12:09 am

      Thanks so much Laura! Now I’m obsessed with them and use them as an excuse to not do work and go shopping instead.

  • Reply Lelia Friedlander 2015-02-16 at 8:47 pm

    Love your new space. It’s wonderful to have a seat with a great view! Looking foreword to more.

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-16 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Lelia, I’m also looking forward to more!

  • Reply Cindy Koch 2015-02-16 at 8:20 pm

    It’s looking gorgeous!!! Will you come help me when we decide where were going to stay????? I’m not above begging and bribery! ! 🙂

    • Reply Michelle 2015-02-16 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Cindy! What kind of bribes are we talking?

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