July 08, 2010

It's All White Now Momma

Since food and cooking are so much on my mind right now, it probably won't surprise you to know that kitchens are also on my mind.

My dream kitchen is white. It has been for as long as I can remember. I like a kitchen that's a little quirky, not too polished and a little unfitted. Kind of like me.
I finally have a white kitchen. Sadly it dates back to the 1950's and there is nothing dreamy about it.


Oddly enough with all of it's faults, no gas range, no dishwasher, 2 ft of counter space and very few cabinets, I'm still enjoying cooking in the space. Sometimes we surprise ourselves.
All that time spent handwashing dishes gives me plenty of time to daydream about my dream kitchen.

There is sure to be open shelving, a unique island, clean lined white cabinets, subway tile, peeling and chippiness, texture and contrast, honed marble, gas range and a big farm sink.


Most of the things I've gotten in my life I've had to work hard and wait patiently for. This is no different.
I'll tell you a little secret. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I know I appreciate things more because of it. I have a feeling that when I finally get that dream kitchen I will never want to come out of it. I think that's what Sweet Hubby would call a win win.

18 comments:

  1. Love the kitchen photos - chippy paint, marble counters perfect for rolling out dough, gas ranges & farmhouse sinks ...my fave's too ♥ I just know that when you get your "dream kitchen" it will be everything you hoped it would be :-)
    Hope you are having a great Thursday Jen!

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  2. love those kitchen images...
    thanks..now I wanna go home and slap some paint around!! it's amazing what paint can do!!
    Natalie

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  3. It does help you to savor when you wait, doesn't it?

    Those are some truly beautiful idea kitchens, by the way.

    :) Laura

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  4. This momma just dreams for a farm house sink. One of those kitchens had TWO!! She should share :D

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  5. I LOVE the 3rd picture! Those sconces are fantastic!

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  6. I think you and I are in the exact same predicament and want the exact same dream kitchen.... our house was built in '45 (I'm pretty sure) and has the old-school retro kitchen but it is soooo ugly. I dream of marble counters, shaker-style white cabinetry, crown moulding, white farmhouse sink, hardwood floors, brushed nickel hardware, old-school pendant lighting.... oh the list could go on and on and on....

    :)

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  7. oh my goodness....love all the pictures!! especially that first one! What is it about white that makes us all crazy?? :)

    Can't wait to see what you put together!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  8. After 5 years, we are finally working on our new kitchen. We still have a ways to go, but it was definitely worth the wait! Unfortunately the farmhouse sink will have to wait for my next kitchen!

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  9. Great inspiration pics ! I love them - couldn't live with them with all the guys in this house, but it is nice to dream !!!!


    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  10. Love your kitchen photos. I too love a white kitchen, mine upper cabinets are white and I have plans to paint the lower....a farmhouse sink, a girl can dream, right????
    xo~Jill

    Glad to hear you are enjoying where you are right now.

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  11. hey I just saw you are reading the fixer upper. tell us what you think!
    regarding this post: I always wanted the linoleum for my kitchen that looked like brick. I got it in the first yucky rental I had right when I got divorced.
    "Be careful what you wish for!"
    Hug you, Cheryl

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  12. Your dream kitchen sounds perfect! My kitchen is a "galley" kitchen. It's so small that if anyone is in there besides me, I get a little crazy. I do alot of dreaming about the perfect kitchen also. Thanks so much for leaving me the Cast Iron Skillet recipe. I can't wait to try it. Sounds delicious and easy.

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  13. jen,

    i have a 1950 kitchen, too. where there's paint, there's a way ...

    http://tinkeredtreasures.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-had-been-strict-pottery-barn-devotee.html

    xo
    elyse

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  14. These are just GORGEOUS pictures! Thank you Jen! LOVE THEM ALL! :)

    And your right,about waiting! I have a feeling after waiting all this time I will be a cooking fool when we move in! :)
    xoxo

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  15. I have always been a "color" girl, but lately I have been falling more and more in love with white. I just painted the kitchen from red to pale blue (daughter's idea!) but the walls are small and the next thing getting a coat of paint is the cabinets. I garauntee they will be bright white! I love the checkerboard floor in the last photo too.

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  16. I have always been a "color" girl, but lately I have been falling more and more in love with white. I just painted the kitchen from red to pale blue (daughter's idea!) but the walls are small and the next thing getting a coat of paint is the cabinets. I garauntee they will be bright white! I love the checkerboard floor in the last photo too.

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  17. i love all these kitchen photographs - they are all so pretty. We remodeled our first home- such hard work. I hope you get you beautiful white dream kitchen.

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  18. Wow! Those pictures are great! I would love to re-do my kitchen my I would need serious help picking everything out. It's good that you already know some of the things you want. Good luck!!!

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