Monday, February 16, 2015

A Kitchen Built In~

~Welcome Friends~
A short side wall in my kitchen, was designed with a built-in hutch.

Of course you might know,
 I did paint it in an ivory shade of off white and added the
wood appliques.
To the bottom, I painted the kick plate black
 and added wood decking finials
to give a free standing furniture look.

I did this to my kitchen island too.

 This redesign was apart of my full kitchen upgrade last spring.

The counter top for this built in was also redesigned in an old world rustic look
using  TerraCotta  tiles for a Cottage Tuscan style.

I love this cabinet as it gives so much more room to the table area
without a larger cabinet or hutch  in the room. 

I've used the counter top for serving when we are entertaining,
as a coffee, hot chocolate or tea bar, treat center and to decorate for the seasons.

Here is a  last of winter display adding a pop of red with the rooster
and the beautiful large platter.

Like I shared in my winter mantel post,
I added red throughout my home this season
which has brightened up the winter days.

Love this wire basket to hold a few treasures.
Fruit, grapes and pot of boxwood.
Easy to move when needing the top for quick changes.

Le Jardin old paper label added to an old bottle.

Red Ceramic Rooster with lots of distress.

Little boxwood with glass grapes.

 for another pop of red, chocolate hearts!!
 I know we are all doing the healthy new year thing but this is just a little treat, 
and we just had Valentine's Day~~okay!!

Do you have any built-ins? If so,
Do you like these or find them hard to work with?
I've made the best of the design already here
 when we bought our home nearly 20 years ago.

I sure love the extra storage!!

See you next time.
Thank you for stopping by.

Be Blessed and Southern DayDreams
Celestina Marie



JES said...

Oh, that extra storage is a blessing (and beautiful!). We don't have ANY built in's nor do we have any closets... It is all freestanding furniture so I really appreciate this space you shared today :) And the accents of red are so warm and inviting.

Stacey said...

That's a beautiful spot in your kitchen. You sure did make it look like a piece of furniture perfectly fitting in that niche. It's very pretty. Is that a dutch door I see next to it?

Tete said...

I love all the little details of your kitchen. When my cousins leave, I am getting back to working on mine and I hope its as cute as yours when I get done. I think I might use the finial idea for the bottom of my cabinets and paint the kick boards black like the island, too. Those are great are a genius! I have a laminate counter and trim to work with and plan on changing out the trim. ( One battle at a time with the old man!) He's buying me an electric nailer, but he doesn't know it yet. :) I do have a built in that is a problem, and will post it on the blog when we get to the that part in the kitchen. Mine hangs from the ceiling...and that's not always good.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Useful AND beautiful! What a treat to have such a great feature in your kitchen. I love how your transformed it into a high-end furniture look by adding the "feet". So nice to have a display area that you can utilize when entertaining too!! Your home is sooo gorgeous!

Love & blessings, Edie

Anonymous said...

Morning, Celeste! Oh, how I love your built in cabinet and I love even more what you've done to it. You have such style! The little wooden appliques look so nice and of course the way you've dressed her is so pretty! Have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Valerie-Jael said...

Your built in cupboard is wonderful, very stylish and welcoming. Hugs, Valerie

Alessandra said...

This furniture is amazing! You realized a beutiful and useful space in your lovely kitchen. Thanks for sharing with us another gorgeous corner of your home.

Dee said...

I've been seeing your comment on a few blogs and I just wanted to visit and say, hi. I love what you did with your hutch, it's gorgeous. I really admire the way you styled the shelf and the space above the hutch as well... :)

Donna said...

I really love your built in hutch, Celestina! Your redo from spring is wonderful, love how you made it look and feel more like actual furniture by adding the feet and the wood appliques, too. While I don't have a built in, I would dearly love to have bookcases with a window seat some day in our house! Your winter vignette is lovely. Did you make that French label bottle? I am in love with it!!!!

Jan Hermann said...

I love that beautiful built-in...and having it in a niche is even more convenient, like you said, it doesn't take up lots of room. I didn't know you had a dutch door...I see it next to the those too!

Feral Turtle said...

I love your built in cabinet. The paint job is so pretty. One can never have enough built ins in IMHO! Cheers.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love that you added the "feet" to make it look like it was free standing. I don't have any built ins...

Rita C at Panoply said...

Nice. I have what I call a built-out, a wet bar/wine storage, that drives me crazy in my kitchen. Although I use it for entertaining - dessert bar, tableware set up for buffet - I've even placed a large board or platter over the sink and turned the water off for more counter space in entertaining, but the wine rack especially drives me crazy. I'd love to tear it out and replace with either a plate rack or cabinet, but scope creep looms (in other words, my husband would want to take the project exponentially, and it would be a complete kitchen remodel), so I just live with mine.

Okio B Designs said...

Your kitchen is just dreamy! I wish mine were bigger. =)


Linda M. said...

Celeste, I do not have any thing like that in my home. It's beautiful. I am so impressed with how you added features to make it look free-standing. By the way, I also love your little red chicken. Joyous Wishes, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

i think built-ins are awesome! none here, though. i like your rooster.

farmhouse-story said...

i love built-ins, and the storage they gave:) yours makes a pretty addition to your kitchen, celeste!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
it looks so wonderful and homely in your kitchen! Really lovely!
Have a wonderful and blessed new week,
Love and hugs

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your efforts paid off beautifully. Providing beauty,
practical storage and display. I always enjoy looking at your photos to see how you accessorize. Always done tastefully. We are going to do a mini revamp in our kitchen this Spring... Really getting excited, a black with white veins soapstone will become our new peninsula enlarged with a waterfall side. We're going slab shopping. I'm breaking up the Luna pearl granite countertops for more interest and contast. Oh Celeste I'm so excited!
I love when I go to someone's home and they have foil wrapped chocolates in a bowl. Such a sweet touch... Mine get eaten quickly since John is a chocolate lover!
Sending love,

Dianna said...

Very pretty Celeste. I love the pops of red...and yay for Valentine candy! ")

Hugs to you, my friend.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Celestina. I love all your pops of red. Red is a color that is always great fun. Your displays are so charming on your built-in and I really like how you added the feet. In an old house you would think there would be a lot of builtins but I have nary a one. I do have room for a number of cupboards and hutches so that is nice, but it still doesn't hold all my stuff!..Happy Monday..Judy

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous piece Celeste. Don't you just love what appliques can do to a piece?? I swear by them. Beautiful vignette, that bottle is a keeper


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest Celeste! I love your built-in! We too have one that is as old as the house, 1941. It's our tea station and I love it. It has leaded windows and it's just the right size for our tea pots. Looking good here! Hugs, Anita

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the built in and great job on transforming it into a showpiece!...I love that you added the tiles to the top...I do not have any built ins in the kitchen but have bookcases in the great room and media room...does that count? :)

Anonymous said...

Celeste, I love your built-in! You did a fantastic job adding interest with the appliques! I also love the idea of painting the kick plate black and adding feet to give your built-in a furniture look! Of course, you have styled this beautifully! The rooster is so cute and the wire basket is a great decorative piece. I have built-ins, but they're full of china and a tv (per hubby's request).

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How nice to have a whole extra cupboard out of the way in the kitchen. Love the tile on the counter! I barely have room in my kitchen for a garbage pail!

Sola Scriptura said...

Extra storage is always a welcome blessing! It sure makes for a beautiful addition in your kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful built-in, Celeste. We don't have any in our current temporary house, but we left a couple behind in our last home, actually built by my husband. I wanted to pull them off the wall when we left. :( So well-made.
Thank you for the anniversary and Valentine's wishes. I hope you enjoyed it too, including the chocolate. ;)

20 North Ora said...

Wonderful built in - so much extra storage and counter space. Love what you did with it making it look like a piece of furniture.


Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful build-in. I use to have one in another home we owned. I don't have one now. I really like them though and wish I did.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I always love extra storage! And you've made this built in extra pretty Celestina. We had a built in bookcase in the living room... I wasn't a fan and we removed it. It was really hard to work with. I always had it hidden by furnitire. I like yours much better. Have a good week!

Aims Pyrex Passion said...

Your built-in looks so lovely. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, You did make it look like a lovely piece of furniture. If you hadn't told me, I would have thought it was a furniture piece.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I like the built in area and how you've designed it to be like a piece of furniture. I have a set of cupboards at the end of my little galley kitchen with glass doors that I had designed in when we remodeled in '96. My goal was so that it would appear a bit like a hutch- that's as close as I come to this idea!

Conniecrafter said...

No built ins here, I just love what you did with it and the decorating above and around it is just lovely too, love your basket, I have one that is wire and wood slates that I keep on my table center with napkins, salt & pepper and such and it is nice and easy to move everything off the table at once when I want it cleared. Beautiful!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the hutch! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jardim Secreto Art's said...

Hello Celestina! I love your blog ... everything here is a charm! Congratulations! Hugs ... Rosemary!

Draffin Bears said...

dear Celestina Marie,

Love the hutch and so nice that it was built in and must be so very handy.
Hope you have a happy day
Sending love and hugs

miss b said...

It's true that we can never have enough storage especially in the kitchen! You have certainly made the built in look more like a piece of furniture. I enjoyed reading your previous post too with all the pretty hearts around your home.

Stephanie said...

Your built-in is lovely, dear Celeste! I don't have anything like that in my home, but I am sure it's nice and convenient :)

Thank you for sharing at ROI, sweet friend. Love and hugs to you!

Jill said...

Love the built in hutch! Our first home was a 1950's house and I fell in love with the dining room because it had a built in corner cabinet with shelves. So many neat details in older homes. We spent time fixing it up and I was sad when we moved. As you know I've moved a lot but that little house still holds a big place in my heart and the work we put into it. Thanks for sharing yours and the beautiful accessories.

Many blessings,

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The hutch looks great with all your pretty decor. I love the added wood appliques and bun feet! What a great built-in storage piece to have. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this area of your kitchen, Celeste! It really looks like a hutch was tucked right into place here. The "feet" you added really help give it a furniture look. I've been wanting to do something similar to our kitchen base cabinets (and recently was thinking of doing it in the bathroom, too). Such a great spot to do something like a coffee or hot coco bar, too.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your built in. We took some of our old kitchen cabinets and moved them down into the basement into a built in area. I love having the extra storage. Hope to get them painted white when the weather warms up.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I missed this post. I wish I did have a built in!! I love yours!


Julie Marie said...

Love it Celeste!... and I also love all of the red you are adding in once again, so pretty... and chocolate hearts!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Looks great. You always do such beautiful work on your projects. I have no built-ins.
Also love the fence too.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..