Today is a very exciting day. The kitchen in the Allison Jr. Farmhouse, is officially crossed off my list! For now, I have added as much as I am going to and have filled in the cupboards, the refrigerator, and floating shelves. Why don’t we take a quick tour?
After wrapping up the mini shiplap, and installing the window trim and base moldings, I addressed the crown molding. This project has been a learning experience every step of the way, and installing the crown molding was very hard for me as I realized that I did not have the necessary tools to make the precision cuts that I needed halfway through the process. I did ensure that I did the best job that I could and filled in some of the gaps with caulk and then painted the areas that were affected. I do think that this particular step really made a difference in how complete the room feels now, but I am placing an order for this mini saw and drill from Mircromark to ensure future accuracy.
The kitchen cabinet and refrigerator placement were also finalized and of course, the countertop was installed. Creating that particular piece was a challenge (needed the saw), but I really like the final result. I added the faucets in an antique gold color, the wall brackets for the copper pots and pans and installed the countertop stove and to get that seamless look, I caulked the edges and gaps.
On the far back wall of the kitchen, I placed two pot racks above the sink and stovetop to hold copper pots and trivets, I also added dried peppers and garlic for easy access. On the tall wall cabinet, I added a spice rack with multiple spice jars and placed white and blue storage jars on the countertop.
My favorite part about the kitchen is that it is actually stocked with wonderful goodies inside the cabinets, refrigerator, and drawers.
On top of the fridge, I placed two glass jars filled with spices, a potted plant (pretty cute), another white jar, potato chips bag and box of cookies. This is actually where I keep our cookies at home so I thought the placement was perfect. The top of the wall cabinet also has a couple of smaller potted plants in ceramic pots, framed artwork and a stack of plates and cups.
On the opposite wall and next to the sconce, I installed two thick floating shelves, placed a framed picture of the beach and two glass jars on the top shelf. The blue of the frame and print ties in nicely with the overall color scheme in the kitchen and foyer. The bottom shelf holds a trio of spices and two boxes of tea. In my mind, the imaginary family that occupies this tiny house is very fancy.
The rustic round table in the kitchen seats three with an extra chair (near the window) that allows for additional seating. The tabletop is currently set for lunch and tea for three, and the cutest and tiniest forks and knives I have ever seen.
For now, I am done with the kitchen and have moved on to complete the work on the foyer next door. I think that once all of the rooms in the house are completed, I will circle back around to this space because I would like to place additional bowls and baskets on the bottom portion of the kitchen island as well as add cloth napkins to the table and comfy pillows to the built-in bench in the kitchen nook.
I really hope that you enjoyed the tour. Until next time!