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Our Kitchen

Our family room and kitchen share the cathedral ceiling and skylights end of our home. I showed the updates to our family room here. Rene at Cottage and Vine has a Room to Room: Kitchens happening so I thought I would update and join in.


Our kitchen is long and narrow, with our free farmhouse table and chairs at the patio door end of the room. Our walls are Stone House by Benjamin Moore. I tend to use lots of whites, black, blues and wood tones in our home.


I love to bake but I'm not an expert, so I keep practicing ;)


We added some architectural interest with a white board and batten wall, that continues on the soffit above the cabinets and eventually hopefully soon will continue around to the family room side. We love barns and anything farm related and added the barn photos I took in inexpensive frames.


Our breakfast bar divides the working and eating areas. I painted the farmer's market sign with items I already had on hand.


White kitchen cabinets and white appliances.


I like adding small pops of colour to our mostly white kitchen, like in this aqua painted mirror, a few dollars at a yard sale and leftover paint.


Glass canisters keep my baking supplies (and Remington's treats) close at hand.


The little counter between our stove and fridge has a beverage tray filled with things we grab often for hot or cold drinks.


I enjoy using white dishes and simple glassware.


We added the shelves to the end of the upper cabinets for some pretties.


The arrangements on our table and hutch change frequently. My dream/future kitchen has wood floors, painted wood cabinets, a farmhouse sink and a huge eating area, but we are happy with what we have. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the updated tour of our kitchen.

I'm joining the Room By Room: Kitchens linky party at Cottage and Vine. Stop by to see some great kitchens and so many wonderful ideas.

I'm also linking with my friends at ...
 Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

33 comments:

  1. I really like that board and batten wall in there. I also like the little bee decor items. So cute! I hope you're resting today after having had Thanksgiving at your house yesterday.

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  2. Very pretty Elizabeth and I love the board and batten wall you did! You have great accessories too! Martina

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  3. Beautiful. Love all the white.

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I love your board and batten wall--the thick trim pieces make it. White kitchens are the best! Your baked goods look pretty amazing too:)

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  5. Your kitchen is beautiful, I love it!
    Debbie

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  6. Your kitchen looks great. Love the shelves and board and batten, adds a lot of interest.

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  7. Great kitchen! The batten and board is incredible! I am sure a fan of the white cabinets...and those baked goodies, makes me want to cook! Thanks for sharing at Rene's!

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  8. Lovely kitchen and dining area. I have those same glass canisters and always wondered if they kept things fresh??? I love that you have mixed in the canning jar blue color throughout. All the baked goods look delicious. Very inviting kitchen:)

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  9. Your board and batten wall inspired me to do something similar..well sort of..in our basement. I have come back to look at it several times! Love it all!

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  10. Your kitchen is sooo pretty! I love how bright and airy it is! Mine is soooo dark.

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  11. You have done an amazing job on your kitchen and dining room. I love the blues and all your country farmhouse decor. Pamela

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  12. I really enjoyed the tour of your kitchen. I love the brightness and your paint color. I'm saving that color for future reference! Love the glass canisters and your blue canning jars on the shelves. Beautiful photos!

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  13. Looks like the perfect spot to pull up a barstool and have a chat. Love all the white with aqua!

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  14. That was such a great idea to hang a mirror behind the sink. It is like having a window there. Your puppy dog is adorable!

    Thanks for sharing your kitchen in the Room By Room series Elizabeth.

    -Rene

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  15. Your kitchen looks lovely. You all did a great job.

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  16. Elizabeth, I love your board and batten. I am just about to put it up in my son's room and am so encouraged by yours! Also your open shelving and that aqua mirror - oh I love that!
    Thanks so much for visiting my kitchen too and leaving such a kind comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  17. I had to stop over after you left such sweet comments on my blog. Your pictures are amazing! Great photography skills! And your home makes it so easy to take great shots! Beautiful!

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  18. I love your kitchen. The signs are perfect for the space and your canisters look great on the counter. I use the same ones but keep them tucked in the pantry...thinking about bringing them out now. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. you kitchen reminded me of PEACE...still and quiet... yet cozy...inspiring!
    thank you..
    rebecca

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  20. I love your kitchen and family room. They are so pretty and your use of beige, blue and black and wood are a wonderful combination. You are very good at what you do! I love it.
    If this is a repeat please forgive me, I was positive I had left a comment here and when I came back to check it was not here. So, I guess I didn't.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  21. Another gorgeous room. I love the board and batten and if I ever get the energy I am going to do it in my dining room. But I have been saying that for the last three years. Cute dog!

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  22. Your kitchen is so cute, adore the board and batten walls!

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  23. Hi Elizabeth,

    Love the cathedral ceilings in your kitchen, what great natural light you have! Everything looks so bright and fresh. I love using neutral dishes too! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family! Thanks for the visit!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  24. Your kitchen looks wonderful!
    LOVE the pop of color on the mirror over the sink.

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  25. What a wonderful kitchen! Love the color on your walls, too! But the thing I most love? The board and batten!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today! I am going to add you to my sidebar, I don't want to miss your posts!

    Deanna

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  26. So many details to love -- especially that bread box! The mirror above the sink is fabulous too. I heart your kitchen!!!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  27. Love your style - thanks for sharing!

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  28. What an awesome kitchen. Your board and batten really sets it off. I am your 500th member. Congrats! Audrey

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  29. You have such a lovely home, and I love the board and batten in your kitchen!

    Kat :)

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  30. I love your kitchen, Elizabeth ... the rustic feel ... the awesome farmer's market sign ... the open shelves and the board and batten! Thanks for sharing! *Becca* (your 500th follower(!!) by way of Coastal Charm

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  31. I really like the board and batten treatment above your cupboards. That's such a difficult area to bring interest to; and you did it beautifully!!! Sally

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  32. Your kitchen is so bright and beautiful. I am so glad I found your blog!

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