As I mentioned awhile ago, we are planning to do some work on our kitchen. I have wanted a cottage kitchen for as long as I can remember. I had thought I would have one in Ireland…but that didn’t work out. So I am determined to create one here at Brookwood Shire. I have lots of ideas and some sense of what it will look like when it is done, but it remains a work in progress.
Given that Fiona is still supposed to be resting while she waits for her growth plates to close so she can have her knee surgery, it is not a good time to totally disrupt the house. So most of the work will have to wait. But I am doing some small things.
I have reorganized the cabinets….eventually these will be shelves and I am trying to decide what will go where. I also got this bread box. I love it and it holds a LOT of bread!
I put the blue willow dishes in this cabinet. I am thinking I may like to put them in some sort of plate rack eventually, though I am happy with how they look here (imagine no verticals). As I said, a work in progress.
The china cabinet will become a pantry. I have started it. It needs more shelves but I think it will be fine.
I created a little coffee area where the flour used to be. I was able to use some of the things from the Irish kitchen so that is nice.
I have been looking for a new kettle for awhile. Our old cast iron one died before we went to Ireland and we were using an old camping kettle in the mean time. But now we are home and we need a proper kettle. I spotted this one online. A chicken design seems perfect for my cottage kitchen.
We have had this refrigerator for almost 20 years and I have hated it the entire time. It is too big for our kitchen and looms large over everything. And we don’t need that much refrigerator space. In Ireland we had a small under the counter fridge and it was fine. I wanted to find something smaller..and frankly..something cuter. And I did. I was able to find a fridge just like the one that was in the thatched cottage in Ireland that we wanted to buy…. How wonderful is that?!
In preparation for its arrival, we took the doors off the cabinet above the fridge. With a smaller fridge I would actually be able to use that space for something.
I painted it white and put a few things inside. The new refrigerator is much shorter so the things on top of it will be below the shelf.
We moved the big fridge outside. Mass Save will come and collect it next week. I think it looks better already…
Our new refrigerator was delivered today.
Here it is as we were unboxing it. It took awhile to set it up. All the shelves are adjustable and had to be arranged. And it had to be leveled…and plugged in. Isn’t it beautiful?
Here it is installed. Lots of room on either side. I can easily reach things on top and the cabinet behind it, which has been basically useless for years, is now visible.
Plenty of room inside.
More storage on the door. It will be fine. The freezer is small but we have a freezer in the cellar as well so that is not a problem.
I just love it!