The Kitchen Tour

I think our kitchen is probably my favorite room in our house. It’s definitely the most “me” and almost mirrors my closet; lots of black and white and the one pop of color is bright green. The Cuties have even dubbed this particular shade “Mommy Green,” which I think has a lovely ring to it, and am kind of bummed Benjamin Moore hasn’t renamed the shade in my honor!

Because we have an older home, our kitchen is M-U-C-H smaller than you see today in newer construction. Basically, it was designed for a housekeeper or cook, and not as a gathering place like modern kitchens. Well in our house, I am both the housekeeper and cook, and since it’s not really big enough to gather in, I am perpetually shooing people out while I’m preparing big meals.  It’s got a lot of different “areas” which makes it a bit challenging to photograph, so bear with me as this gets photo-heavy, please!

I really love this bank of windows that overlooks our backyard, so I can do the dishes while the Cuties play outside.  Below the center window is our basement hatchway, and in nice weather the Cuties especially like to play a game where I leave the window open and they climb up and play drive through window and take my order.  Silly girls.

We’re also huge fans of the baking counter on the right.  I really love having the lower counter to work out since I’m vertically challenged petite, and it’s nice to have a place the Cuties can help cook without needing to be perched on step stools.

While I’d love two ovens, this one is about a size and a half, so with careful planning I can fit a large turkey and a casserole in there at the holidays.  I have *ahem* I bit of a history of setting off smoke detectors while cooking chicken, but thanks to this hood and the venting system, I am pleased to report my days of freaking my children out are gone {from the smoke alarm, at least}. Check out my spice rack.  It makes me feel like a mad scientist while cooking!  And my salt pig.  Do you have one?  Everyone should have a salt pig.  It’s fun to talk about.  C’mon.  Now you have to say it ~ salt pig!

I love this corner.  For starters, the cookie jar lives here.  Must I really say more?  The lamp was a really fun project I’ll be posting a tutorial for someday, I promise!  And my chalkboard has solved a huge frustration in our house; the Cuties are semi-obsessed with knowing what’s for dinner and start asking pretty much the minute they get home from school.  The problem is they’re kids and so well, they forget the answer about 20 seconds after I’ve told them.  But they both read now, and so I simply write what’s for dinner on the board and they can check on their own!  Love when I can empower them to help themselves and not make me insane before dinner.

To the right of where my aprons are is a little hallway that leads to the Butler’s Pantry.  Well in addition to being the housekeeper and cook, I’m also the butler {look at all that resume building I’m doing as a stay-at-home-mom!}.  It’s basically much needed storage for pretty much all of our dishes and serving pieces, and our microwave and coffee station are here.  Across from the sink is a swinging door into our dining room which is nice in that no one has to look at the disaster dishes from meal prep while eating.

If you keep walking to the right of the butler’s pantry you come to our Breakfast Room.  The four of us eat our meals here when we’re not in the dining room.  To the right of the table are the French doors you saw in the Dining Room Tour that connect the two rooms.  I love all the light in this room and we are far enough back from the street that privacy isn’t really a concern {and I’m more of a Laura Petrie gal than Lisa Douglas in my sleepwear choices anyway ~ by the way, could I have just dated myself more?}.

That light fixture used to be shiny brass with orange bulbs.  Ain’t spray paint grand?!!!

So that’s the kitchen.  And since you stopped by, I feel obligated to ask if you want something to eat?  I live in fear of people being hungry in my house and constantly want to feed them.  It’s cultural, what can I say?

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69 Responses to The Kitchen Tour

  1. holly says:

    i love your green walls and chalk board… and right now i can’t think of the right name for it, but yeah that awesome fan thing above the oven, i wish mine looked like that! i have cabinets and they are of no use to me since i’m only 5 foot 2!

  2. Emily says:

    I love the character of your kitchen. I live in a brand new house and it really lacks that character! Great job!

  3. Emily says:

    I am in love with your colors and your Fabrics! Awesome kitchen!

  4. ashlee says:

    ok this needs to be in a magazine! i love the colors & every little decorating accent! and that huge window bench in the breakfast room!

  5. Heather says:

    Wow!!! I love your kitchen! The color on the walls is awesome, love green. Really, your kitchen is stunning with all your little details and the appliances are nice! You have done a great job, love it!

  6. SHO says:

    Looks so clean & fun! Love all of the character of the house.

    Blessings~
    S
    QueenofSassySavings.blogspot.com

  7. I love your fun wall color and the black and white accents! It looks very elegant, but casual at the same time….if that makes sense!

  8. Meredith says:

    i love this kitchen! i want it in my new home!

  9. Lindsey says:

    I am absolutely in LOVE with your kitchen. you have decorated it beautifully – i love lime green, black and white, and your stainless steel appliances are amazing. can’t wait to see more of your house through the tours! thanks for sharing!

  10. Kelly says:

    Beautiful! I love the green paint!

  11. This is very pretty! How creative.. love the color too! So fresh and nice looking.

  12. Katie A. says:

    I LOVE your kitchen! The green color, the black and white window treatments…well just everything! Thanks for giving us a tour!

  13. Rose says:

    I LOVE IT! That butler’s pantry is to die for!! Love the eating area! When can I move in? :o) I’ll be your butler!

  14. Krista says:

    I looove your kitchen! I too have a small kitchen, but I don’t mind it. I painted my walls green also but not as bright as yours, it is so pretty with the white cabinets.

  15. Beth says:

    I am beyond in love with you kitchen!! Its so precious and I love the color!!!

    Happy Friday!

  16. i am in love with the black, white, and “mommy” green color scheme! it is a beautiful space and i’m impressed with what you’ve done! so cute :)

  17. wow, what a fantastic space. i love the bright color, and your huge range. and that whole wall of windows, with that awesome storage underneath. just an amazing space!

  18. April says:

    My favorite kitchen on the tour!!! I love it! I love everything!! Beautiful!!!

  19. Katie says:

    I LOVE your style! Beautiful kitchen!

  20. OMG – I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! The wall color and curtains are almost too cute for me to stand! ha ha I would love this kitchen!

  21. Ryan Vaughn says:

    I love your kitchen!! I really like the pop of the “mommy green” lol and the cabinets and hardware! It just looks so clean and cozy!

  22. Staci says:

    Love, love, love your kitchen! It is so bright and cheery and cozy all at the same time.

  23. Kerri says:

    LOVE the green! I have a bit of a green love. We didn’t paint in this house- we’re in Army housing and I’m sick of repainting everything white before we leave!

  24. Lindsi says:

    Love, love, love your curtains. Did you have them custom done or did you purchase them from a store?

  25. Leah Jollie says:

    I LOVE your kitchen! “Your” green is awesome!!!

  26. Julie B says:

    SUPER cute!!! I am in love with this shade of green in my home, too! So far I’ve only used it as accent pieces.

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Ashley says:

    Stinkin’ cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =))))

  28. Lemonade Gal says:

    Love your kitchen!! I currently have green walls, and want to paint my cabinets white. Your photos have helps seal the vision in my head!! Thanks for sharing.

  29. mary says:

    It is so nice seeing another older home Kitchen!! Love the butlers pantry- we have a butlers hallway!

    bee blessed
    mary

  30. Shoshanah says:

    I think the chalkboard with dinner on it is such a clever idea! And I love the butler’s pantry. It such a cute space, and clearly something that isn’t in most homes nowadays.

  31. Jen says:

    I LOVE your kitchen. We also have an older house with a small kitchen but I feel so inspired!

  32. Angie says:

    Apple green with black and white is such a gorgeous combination! Your kitchen is so fresh!

  33. Jennifer says:

    I love the color of green that you have in your kitchen. What shade of Benjamin Moore is it? Your kitchen is SO pretty!!!

    Jennifer

  34. ruth says:

    I love your kitchen. The color is close to what I painted my home office.

  35. Heather says:

    OMG, I think I’m in love! What a gorgeous, quaint kitchen! Totally my fav!

  36. O Mom says:

    My favorite Kitchen so far……

  37. cutehusband says:

    My favorite kitchen too…. But I am biased.

  38. Henna says:

    its a beautiful kitchen, the light green color looks very good with the white cabinets and reflect the grace and sober effect you wanted to have, a great place to cook and work, loved the decor

  39. Chondra says:

    I LOVE your kitchen!!! The green is gorgeous!

  40. Tiina says:

    I like your kitchen, even though the green is little too green for my skandinavian eyes.

  41. misty says:

    Hello gorgeous kitchen!
    And those curtains are awesome!
    I’m in love, may I come for dinner?
    But seriously, I must feature your kitchen. Stunning!
    Xx
    Misty

  42. I love your kitchen! Where did you get your cabinets? I’m researching cabinets for our kitchen remodel and yours are very close to what I picture in my head. Thank you!

    • feltsocute says:

      Thank you. The cabinets in the main kitchen are from a local place, but the ones in the Butler’s Pantry are original to the house from 1924. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

  43. Love your kitchen ~ great job~ and your writing style is very entertaining! Have a great day.

  44. Kerri says:

    Could your kitchen be any more delicious?!? I am seriously crushing on it! You have great taste!

    Kerri
    mydecoratingaddiction.blogspot.com

  45. Maureen says:

    Could I ask what your countertops are? Granite, quartz?

  46. Shaylynn says:

    Oh…..I want a Butler’s Pantry ! Your kitchen is awesome. Love your window dressings too !

  47. Emily says:

    Great kitchen!

  48. super cute. love the color and the windows and extra cabinets in dining room. would you care if I pinterest some of the pictures? live in apt but one day will have house and love your ideas.

  49. April says:

    I loe your kitchen!! Minie red and black and white. Love that anything goes with black and white.

  50. Erin says:

    I like everyone else love your kitchen! And the Benjamin Moore should change the paint color name this instant. :) I am going to refinish my cabinets and I was torn between white and something else, but I love the way the white looks in your kitchen.

  51. Leslie says:

    I’m here from Kelly’s Korner and I love your curtains! Black and white is always so striking, especially against your green

  52. Danielle says:

    love the cheerful color on the walls! and the butler’s pantry is precious :)

  53. very, very cute kitchen…love the brightness of it :)

  54. Michelle says:

    LOVE your kitchen!! I love the bright colors, the curtains, chalkboard, etc. It all flows so nicely and just makes you feel so happy I’m sure!!!

  55. tristan imel says:

    LOVE your kitchen!

  56. I love the colors of your kitchen! :) SO pretty!

  57. Elizabeth says:

    LOVE the black, white and green!

  58. Brandie says:

    Love the color combination and all of the stainless steel – so modern yet cozy:)!

  59. Kelli says:

    Love the green color and curtains… Would you mind if I pin a photo? I’m wanting to paint my kitchen and we have all white cabinets and I’m thinking this would look so good in ours…

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