4.02.2008

our nest: kitchen

I love the fact that our kitchen is super-spacious for such little digs in a big city. These built-in cabinets add a lot of old school charm. Although they could really use a fresh coat of paint, I haven't quite conjured up the ambition to tackle this project! The only problem, in my opinion, is that our dear landlord is design-gene deficient and thought that throwing up a mod, blondie Ikea number on the opposite wall would complement the original {cabinetry}. Ummm, not so much. But for now, I'm not complaining about the ample storage!
Our bitty drop leaf table is another sentimental family hand-me-down. It was my great-grandparents' kitchen table when they were first married in the 1930s! I love imagining what their dinners together might have been like back then. What my great-grandma made, what they conversed about, what they wore, what they dreamed about, etc. The table was once stained a dark green and had red flowers hand painted in the corners. It fell into disrepair in my grandparents' basement over the years, so it now has a fresh coat of Martha Stewart buttery yellow. The most cheerful color. And to top it off, I've become a fresh flower addict since moving to Cali. I don't even wait around for Jeff to bring them to me...I have no guilt getting a fresh new bouquet every week at the grocery store. They're so darn cheap and they give me a great boost of endorphins!
I've started a collection of all white dishes. So classic. I'd love to paint the beadboard in the back of the cupboard a pretty pastel someday to really make these dishes pop.
And the best part of all: we have been blessed with a dishwasher. My life is now complete.

7 comments:

deerseason87 said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your cabinets! I love the color you painted the table; it would be great if you brought another color into the room, like mint green or pink... I like the idea of painting the beadboard inside the cabinets a lot.

PS: Loving your home tour! Such a great idea.

Becca said...

Oh I love those cabinets. The beadboard is great. I miss mine from Elizabeth St. Your apt. reminds me so much of your old one-that was right around the corner from me! But it's definitely an upgrade. And yes the dishwasher is pretty much the best invention ever in my opinion!

Cottage Mommy said...

Okay, so I'm a lurker. I found you through Domestic Bliss and now I feel like I know you even though you don't know me! Strange, yes? Anyway, I am finally commenting and loving your home tour! Your house is beautiful. The photos are great- such beautiful lighting. Courtney at www.acottagefamily.blogspot.com

alyson. said...

your kitchen is quite lovely! I love those cabinets

Krissy said...

love love love the table and it's sentimental value to you!

chelle said...

Love all of it. The soft creamy yellows, the tulips. Oh Jessica it is such a darling, darling kitchen.

alyssa said...

Wow, you have so much space! I've always heard that SF apartments are tiny with very little storage. Looks like ya'll hit the jackpot! I also love buying fresh flowers each week. They make me very happy!