Kitchen Inspiration

This is the first post of the new phase of The Greenly Cottage (formerly The Family Fun Spot). The time for closing contract and getting the keys to our new house was postponed so it will be next week instead. Meanwhile, I have been working on inspiration for the design. I started with the kitchen because it is the room of the house that needs the biggest makeover. Right now everything is a disaster, including the appliances.

We want to stay on budget and since we do not like to finance for remodeling, we will try to do our best and do most of the work ourselves. I know we will have to hire an electrician for some of the work, but for all the cosmetic and cabinet refacing we will do it ourselves.

If I had to name my design style, it would be something like “modern farmhouse with an eclectic cottage vibe” if that is a thing. I am not all 100% farmhouse or 100% cottage, and definitely not modern but I like to add and combine some modern elements with vintage pieces, especially if they have meaning for me or my family.

For the kitchen, I decided to go with a more farmhouse feel.  We will reface the cabinets and paint them white (Benjamin Moore cabinet primer and paint, AWAYS for me) and a different color for the island, some sort of dark gray. For the countertops, we decided we do not want to invest too much money on them at the moment since we need to buy appliances, and decided to go with the butcher block countertops.

Modern Farmhouse kitchen

For the decor, I plan to add farmhouse/cottage touches of green, blues and linen along with some metal and wood elements.

Farmhouse kitchen decor

I can’t wait to get started!

Here are the sources:
1. Sink

2. Countertops

3. Light

4. Balboa Mist

5.  Pergo Laminate Floor

6. Island source

7. Faucet

8. Shelves  

9. Cabinet

Decor: Farmhouse sign/ Wreath/ Pie sign/ cutting board/ wire basket plant/ metal decor/ towels/ runner/ glass canisters

Long Time No See!

Hello friends and family. I am again back into the blogging world. I decided to take some months off as I was going through some difficulties. I am now better and ready to come back again. I really had to put some distance to my blogging since I needed some time to de-stress and re-energize. In an upcoming blog post, I will explain what I went through because I know there are several other women suffering from the same condition and I know how important it is to reach out and help one another. However, I took some time to finish some projects around the house, and some are BIG! I give you a little bit of upcoming posts:
kitchen makeover, office reveal, fabric projects, summer recipes, new science experiments with kids, boredom busters, new “For the Soul Sundays,” hallway makeover, easiest board and batten and much more…
Sneak peaks of inspiration boards…

Remember the family room an the living room? Almost done!

Stay tuned…

Being Sick

Hello friends and family, I apologize for disappearing. I have been feeling sick. I am slowly getting better so I will start posting again starting Sunday. We missed Bloggers Unidas this past Thursday but even when I tried I just did not have the energy to even write a post. I miss you guys though. Please stay tuned for next Thursday, I love it when you guys share your blogs and projects with us. It has been a tough week but I am getting better. Thanks so much! Remember to visit Patricia as well!

Happy Holidays and Linky Party

We hope you had the merriest Christmas and that the new year is filled with happiness. The linky party Bloggers Unidas from last week will be on until January 8th, due to the Holidays and some time off to be with family. You can keep adding and linking up your projects. Thank you so much! I will be posting Christmas pictures soon!