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


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