Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Simple Pleasures & White Farmhouse Cabinets

Hi Friends. . .
It's so nice to be able to say Hi and know there's actually someone out there!!!!

I remember thinking when I began blogging, "Is anyone actually reading this?"
I found pleasure in creating the posts--
and, even more pleasure in meeting so many truly nice people. . . .
I want you to know that I appreciate all of you--friends, followers, family. . . .


I've been playing around with the keeping room cabinets this week. . . .
Putting the final coat of paint on. . . .
And thinking about life's simple pleasures. . . .


Moving to the farm has so enriched my life. . . .
I truly enjoy the simplicity of it. . . .


As I read your comments and suggestions concerning the keeping room cabinets
and what I should do with them, I realized that my decorating style
 has become fairly simple and straight forward. . .


  I also love the imperfections of handmade crafting. . . .
 This 1930s cabinet is a good example--
Notice the glassed doors don't match,
the wood in the lower cabinet runs the wrong way,
The knobs are simple wooden spool halves,
The top is stained with water circles, dents and dings. . . .


Imperfections--Simple style--Making do--
Yet, Unique and Beautiful to me. . .

Because I'm embracing the simple and loving it,
I decided to paint all the cabinets white--
just as the farmer's wife would have years ago--
then let everyday wear and tear
distress them to perfection. . . .


Are you ready for a quick preview
of that wall of cabinets?

Just a quick look. . . . .


This photo was taken right after the paint dried. . . .
I haven't decorated or tweaked it. . . .
But, I think they're beautiful in their simplicity. . . .
Perfect for a rustic farmhouse keeping room. . . .
Don't you agree?

Many thanks to all of you who helped me with my decisions. . . .
I think WE did a good job.

Now that the cabinets are built and in place,
we can move on to the next step in our keeping room journey--
The Floor. . . .
Hopefully, it will look like this when we're done. . . .

Sharing this post with: * Make It Pretty Monday * Show & Tell Friday * Feathered Nest Friday* Potpourri Friday * Home Sweet Home * Vintage Inspiration  * Simple & Sweet FridayWhite Wednesday

62 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Like your cabinets and your style. The floors would scare me though as I've never tried something like that, but would enjoy the finished look.

Anne said...

Very pretty!

Anne said...

Very pretty!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, your cabinets are gorgeous. And that shelf unit specifically for your cast iron is pure genius!!!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love them!! You did a fabulous job!
You are inspiring me to start a collection of white dishes too, love that look.

Shelia said...

Ii just love your cabinets and love you painted them white too. You've got some great things inside too! Love those little covered chicken bowls. I have a few of those.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Very pretty!

Jan @Door251.com

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Absolutely Love It!
Awesome wall of cabinets.
Hehee, I never noticed that the doors didn't match until you mentioned it.
What a fabulous piece.
Love it's old wood counter top.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Tam

cynthia lee designs said...

I love the cabinets painted white...so pretty!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I am so in love with your cabinets and the decor..you have a great eye..i love those floors too..have always loved painted floors...thanks for sharing the wonderful simplicity and beauty of your home.;)

Tanya said...

oh i just love your wall of cabinets and that floor!! i want it!

Carolyn said...

I love your choice of white.
The cast iron displayed is just stunning against the white cabinets.
Looking forward to the floors.
Carolyn

Rita said...

Found your amazing blog through Kathleen's Faded Charm.
Your cabinets are so very pretty and you did a great painting job.
glad to have found you.
rita

Donna said...

Love your cabinets, you did an amazing job painting them! I actually love all of the little quirks and imperfections of vintage pieces, it makes them so much more interesting than brand new stuff! Oh, I am a farmer's daughter, too:)

Amy Kinser said...

The cabinets are perfect. I loved your comment about the farmer's wife painting the cabinet white and then just letting it age to perfection. Such a great way to think and decorate.

Blessings, Amy

Penny Phillips said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. I love your cabinets and your simple decorating style.I am your newest follower! Hugs,Penny

Eileen said...

I love your cabinets and dishes. Everything looks beautiful. I love that you have an actual keeping room, too. :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Yes, the white, simple cabinets are perfect for the keeping room. Love the cast iron dutch oven collection.

Jeannie Clemens said...

I would have totally missed the cabinet door uniqueness...and I covet your dutch oven shelves.

Gail said...

Oh My...I love your keeping room cabinets and the way you have styled them....simply gorgeous!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Perfect imperfection! I love your cabinets and how you styled them! Every dent, ding, and chip tells a story. Doesn't get any better than that. :)

xxo laurie

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

I am your newest follower and loved reading your blog.. Your cabinets are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.. Angi

jill said...

Your wall of cabinets look amazing just like they are. I think they need nothing more. You did a wonderful job. My hubs would love to have all those cast iron pots of yours. What a great collection.

blessings,jill

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how wonderful! I love your white cupboards and the fact that you left the distressed counter tops as they were...You have given everything such a fresh clean country look.
Your floors with all their imperfections have such a delightful bit of personality and charm.
Have a lovely day, my friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn

Anne Boykin said...

Your cabinets came out beautiful! I love your cast iron displayed so artfully, like sculpture. What are you going to do with the floor? Looking forward to seeing!

victoriantailor said...

Love all the white, beautiful job, so what is wrong with the floor? love how vintage it looks now!

Terry Moore said...

I adore this look. So lovely that you never tire of.

Rosetta said...

Che bello questo blog!!!!!Divento follower!Saluti,Rosetta

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

It looks wonderful!

Cynthia said...

I love it all. One can never go wrong with white and black, i.m.o. Your Ironstone is gorgeous, and I love the cast iron pots (wish I would have kept my mom's). Everything is perfect! Thank you for sharing. . . I'm over from Debra's (A Common Ground) site.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Hi! I just found you while looking at Rooted In Thyme I'm now following and look forward to feature visits. I love the cabinets it the type of look we would like to have in our Kitchen.
Have a nice day.
Denise

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

LOVE the beautiful simplicity of your white 1930's cabinet... "perfectly imperfect" as the saying goes :)

suzyq said...

Just love your cabinet - would love to find an original one for my kitchen ( my home is 110 years old!!!)
And is that your floor currently in the last photo? Because I adore it!

Teresa @Magazine Your Home said...

The simplicity you have in your keeping room is so calm and serene to me. Very lovely indeed.

chateau chic said...

Your white cabinets look so crisp and bright. Love the one with the wood countertop and insides. Great contrast.
Mary Alice

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love your cabinet and the floor is to die for! Reminds me of the one in my house growing up!

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, gosh! I just love the blacks and whites in the preview photo. Simply great room! I saw your post over at Honey's "Potpurri Friday".

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

I absolutely love your cabinets! The gorgeous white w/ wood and glass doors are so inspiring to me and something I would love to have in my own kitchen. I'm so glad I found your blog and I'm now following you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Angela

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your cabinets are just gorgeous in the perfect shade of white. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Your kitchen is simplicity at its best! Love the look you've created.

Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful job you did on painting the cabinets white. They look spectacular! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

MONICA LIVAS said...

Lovely cabinets!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

I love your cabinets, the mismatched bits are the best. Lovely job on the painting and styling too! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful! Adore the crispness of the white! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri friday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful cabinets! I love white and yours have such a charming quality. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Inspired by you said...

I just fell in love with your cabinets!

Debra said...

The white is PERFECT! :)

Amanda Kramer said...

Love this kitchen. Absolutely love it.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I adore your kitchen~ so charming! Thank you so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

awal.ny said...

I love the look of white and wood. Those are great cabinets. The cast iron kettles caught my eye. My mother used to cook using them and I can still see one in my mind drying on the gas stove and we always asked why she cooked nothing.

xinex said...

I love the cabinets! Your kitchen is so pretty and so charming!..Christine

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Debra @ Common Ground said...

these cabinets are just amazing! love all your white, and the written saying is perfect. I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration tomorrow, thanks so much for linking up!

Sherry said...

I will be featuring your cabinets today!
Sherry

stefanie said...

perfection!!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...your ironstone and cabinets are stunning!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Another comment saying the same thing is okay, right? I love those white cabinet with the cast iron featured. I love to cook in my cast iron but would never have thought to feature it, but when I see what today's prices are for it, whew!!!!

Patty said...

I LOVE that wall of cabinets. I seriously covet your iron pot collection. Simply beautiful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I can't believe I missed this post!
I love what you did with the cupboards. I knew your final decision would be practical and LOVELY!

They look great. I'm smitten with that narrow shelf and all the cast iron dutch ovens and pots!

A sneak peak at the wall of cabinets--- just doesn't seem fair!
I want to touch that wood grain on the counter of the hutch... it bet it has an wonderful worn finish that feels nice to touch.

Pat

bj said...

Well...I am sooo in love, I can hardly stand it. This wall of cabinets is so stinkin' cute. A look I love.
May I kindly use a photo of yours for an upcoming post of mine? I sure would appreciate it and it would have a link right back to your keeping room. :)
xo bj
O, and I am also becoming a follower. :)

Jamie said...

I love how the cabinets turned out. This post is so beautiful and I completely agree with you on keeping the cupboards simple like a woman would have in years gone by. I love that old farm look and you have done it so perfectly! I would get a little thrill every time I walked by them. Have a lovely day! ~ Jamie

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