When I was looking for a cottage to buy. I was kind of hoping to find one that would have an old kitchen, something looking like that.
Quand je visitais des maisons, à la recherche du cottage parfait, je rêvais de trouver une cuisine vieillotte bien à mon goût...
And when I chose my cottage, this is how the kitchen looked like! Not even close from the inspiration, is it?
Et voilà à quoi ressemblait la cuisine de la maison que j'ai choisi! On est loin du compte, hein?
The two beautiful sliding door cupboard had to go away when I changed the floor because they were sealed on the also beautiful (ggghhh, sorry, I chocked on my tea just writing that word) tiles.
Les deux magnifiques placards aux portes coulissantes (les bons jours) ont dû disparaître quand j'ai changé le sol car ils étaient scellés sur l'ancien non moins magnifique carrelage.
Since then, I've coped the best I could with what I had. Please admire my "pantry", also known as the cheapest shelves I could find on a second-hand website. And my amazing cooking range! And believe it or not, every meal eaten at The Little White House is home made there!
Depuis, c'est un peu le camping dans la cuisine. Une superbe étagère achetée pour trois fois rien sur Le Bon Coin sert de garde-manger. Ne manquez pas d'admirer ma cuisinière de compétition!
Improving the kitchen is my goal for the next summer. There are many decisions to take and a lot of inspiration to go through and a few DIY projects to complete along the way. I hope you'll follow my wandering mind through all this, because those orange walls and this non-existant shelf on the half-wall have to disappear!
Améliorer la cuisine à l'été prochain est ma prochaine grande étape. Avant d'en arriver là, il y a beaucoup de décisions à prendre, plein d'inspiration à éplucher et quelques petits projets "bricolage" à terminer! J'espère que vous parviendrez à suivre les méandres de mon esprit quand il est en mode "je change tout", parce que ces murs oranges et cet encadrement entre la cuisine et la salle-à-manger doivent être améliorés ou je fais un malheur!
So who's ready for this new adventure?
Alors, prêts pour cette nouvelle aventure?
See you soon then!
A bientôt donc,
I'm sharing my project with:
I well remember the 'Bon Coin'!ReplyDelete
Kitchens need such a loving hand to make them just as you want them.
I am sure your kitchen will be beautiful when you finish. Just think you will have designed it. I think it is much easier to gut it and start all over again. I have updated my kitchen 3 times and still not the way I would have liked it.ReplyDelete
Have a great school year and relax this weekend.
Prête mon capitaine pour cette nouvelle aventure cuisinesque.Je suis sûre qu'il va y avoir tout plain d'épisodes.ReplyDelete
Bon week end. Bises. Babette.
Tellement d'épisodes que pour une fois, je ne sais plus par où commencer!!! Je crois qu'il est l'heure que je parte chiner. A tout à l'heure, j'irai lire ton retour de chine!Delete
I'm ready and good luck.ReplyDelete
It is so exciting to dream and plan the perfect kitchen! Have a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
You will have so much fun with this! This kitchen will be your own creation and you will love it even more when it's done because of that.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see your choices!
Looking forward to everything! Hope you have a great weekend. Here in Colorado we have had enough rain and more coming. We have massive flooding in the state - as much rain in one week as we normally get in one year. We personally have no issues and are very thankful!ReplyDelete
Ben si tu avais vu ma cuisine à l'achat de la maison, tu ne te plaindrais pas! Je ne suis même pas sure d'avoir pu prendre une photo par manque de recul. Et ils vivaient nombreux...ReplyDelete
Bon, j'arrête de râler! Mais quand même deux centimètres de plan de travail, c'est un peu juste!Delete
Ready when you are, Magali!! I cannot wait for the new adventure - love your blog so much!!ReplyDelete
I know it will be wonderful when you are finished.ReplyDelete
EVERY time I see your fun curtains on only part of the windows I smile.
It's actually so sweet! I love the curtain under the sink. I don't know what is staying or going, but I LOVE the marble table and the plate cabinet and hope you incorporate them. It has so much charm and potential already.ReplyDelete
I can see that a lot is cosmetic like the paint and that half wall and the way they placed the appliances. We were able to swap the position of the appliances in the floor plan while keeping the sink position, and that saved us money. I'm not sure why no one thought of it in the first place, but it seemed obvious after living with no kitchen for almost a year. We had a similar wall. We could only remove the half because in our case the the pipes were unfortunately in it.
I pin tons of kitchens on different boards, but my favorite boards are French Country Kitchens, Cottage Kitchens, and Small Kitchens in case you are need of ideas or inspiration.
I look forward to seeing the transformation.
i look forward to the adventure.. you've got a good space to work with and i'm sure it will be a beautiful transformation.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to it, the ceiling is great and the window is great and I love your bits of furniture, especially the marble topped table.ReplyDelete
I lived in London years ago with only a cooker like yours, it was called a Baby Belling, then I lived in this house in the early days, with only a microwave for two years. One learns to adapt doesn't one !
You are going to make this kitchen awesome! I just know it!! Looking forward to next summer!ReplyDelete
It's all about the location and you have a great location for a wonderful kitchen. I can totally imagine it. I adore that french pastry table that your hot plate resides on. I've always wanted one of those. I think you've made do very well...it's very cute but I know you'll make it wonderful.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing what you do with your little kitchen. I know it will be as fabulous as that window when you finish...:) Have a blessed Sunday!ReplyDelete
Life On Willie Mae Lane
Bon, moi j'ai le privilège immense d'avoir vu avant... pendant... entre les deux... et d'avoir une idée de... après ! Mais tu cuisines déjà très bien sur tes 2 plaques et ton petit four, alors quand tout sera parfait, il faudra t'inscrire à Master chef !!!ReplyDelete
I'm ready! Looking forward to following along with you.ReplyDelete
I love what you are doing with your cottage.ReplyDelete
I could see you putting your own spin on a kitchen like this...very practical yet lovely to look at: http://www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com/2011/04/french-farm-kitchen.html
Thanks a lot for that link. I remember seeing that kitchen a while ago, but I had forgotten about it and it's lovely!Delete
Catching up on your posts Magali...this sounds like my kind of adventure.ReplyDelete
I think your getting there Magali, just be patient, with your tastes and talent, I'm sure you'll achieve the cottage kitchen of your dreams! So go ahead, keep on dreaming dear!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see how you transform this kitchen and dining room. It will be wonderful when you've finished. Thank you for taking us along on the journey!ReplyDelete
Laura from Sunday View
I guess your kitchen has what we call "good bones". I know it will be lovely when you're done with it, though. And to think that you prepared that gorgeous pie that you gave the recipe for, I don't know how you did it!ReplyDelete
Wow, the washer is in the kitchen? In our homes, the washer and dryer is in a separate room or in the basement. You have made it cozy. I can't wait to see what you do!ReplyDelete
All I see is HUGE potential Magali - I know it'll be beautiful when you're finished :)ReplyDelete
I am sure you will make it look fantastic! You've done such a great job everywhere else. In the mean time you have plenty of time to figure out just exactly what you want to do. I can't wait to see it.ReplyDelete
Oh, I can't wait to see your kitchen when you have finished!ReplyDelete
I'm working on the project... I'm on my own, so it'll take a while, but I'll share each step with you here!Delete
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Wow, i just love this article. I think there should be a 4 wheel dollies in your kitchen. By this dolly, you can carry many things and also can transfer them very easily. It will give a premium look to your kitchen.ReplyDelete