Restoring this sweet 1920s cape cod kitchen to its former glory almost feels like preserving history. I love these old homes and making them shine again. We loved the cove around the window and are keeping the original upper cabinets & hard wood floors because they have so much charm, but my favorite detail is how the kitchen window opens from the middle to a view of the backyard. Not sure what those type of windows are called, but I’m naming it a Cinderella window because every time I see it I can just picture little birdies singing on the window sill as the future owner cleans and cooks! (obviously watched too much Disney)
Here’s our inspiration for the kitchen renovation.
The walls & upper cabinets are Wedding White. The lower cabinets are Natural Silver Wool.
Antique brass cabinet pulls & matching faucet.
We are doing a built in storage bench for a breakfast nook. Pic via Better Homes & Gardens
We found shaker cabinets here: Inspiration photo: Devol Kitchens
It took everything within me to do a different counter other than marble, but I finally settled on Viatera’s Snowstorm. It’s one of the few quartz I could find that looks good with the marble backsplash to satisfy my obsession! Our home has marble counters & I have no complaints. Nothing is more beautiful to me, but wasn’t sure if everyone is so forgiving, so we went with quartz for this home. Our counters have no stains yet (we’ve had them a year), but there are a few spots with etching. It doesn’t bother me at all because in 100 years it will have that nice patina, right? 🙂 For us the classic beauty of marble outweighs any amount of maintenance. If you decide to do them in your home, go with honed instead of gloss because it doesn’t show etching as much & you’re supposed to seal it once a year.
Floating shelves for extra storage. Crazy about these!
Here’s a few pictures of our progress so far…