Cottage Style Kitchen Update

Slowly but surely our cottage-style kitchen is coming together! I’d like to decorate with some more color once we’ve got the island done, but for now, here’s where we are with the cabinets, counters and backsplash:

The Lettered Cottage Kitchen | Cabinets are Simply White | Walls are Gray Owl lightened by 50 percent | Backsplash from Caledonia Stone and Tile

We got the knobs from Home Depot and I liked them because they reminded me of some buttons I remembered my Grandma having.

Cabinet Knobs From Home Depot

We’re still waiting for our rolling pin drawer pulls to show up:

Rolling Pin Drawer Pulls

…and I wouldn’t be upset if a pretty little stove showed up on my doorstep at some point, too. 😉

For now though, I’m crawling back into bed. I’ve got the flu and I’m determined to be well by my 40th next week!

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  1. Cyndi says

    It’s looking great! You may have mentioned before – but since the microwave’s been removed, what are you doing as far as venting above your stove?

    • Layla says

      Hi Cyndi! We’ll add a slender vent up there at some point. Truth be told, we don’t do a whole lot of cooking on the stove or in the oven right now. It’s been 90 degrees outside lately, so we’re eating more “grilled or chilled” foods! :-)

  2. Marjorie Dineen says

    This looks beautiful. You will so enjoy fixing family meals there, especially when your little peep arrives!

  3. Ter'e says

    Cuddle up under a soft quilt, Layla. Know the last thing you want to have is the flu.
    The kitchen is inching along. I get more and more excited each time I see it.
    Like you……I dream of a new stove. One with RED knobs, tho.
    Let’s keep dreaming.

  4. says

    I love how your kitchen is turning out. It is so fresh and bright. Oh, and I love, love, love the rolling pin drawer pulls. They remind me of both of my grandmothers. They always used their rolling pins to make homemade biscuits and chicken and dumplin’s (or chicken pastry). Amazing how something so small can stir up so many cherished memories. I can’t wait to see the finished kithchen.

  5. Lindsay says

    Hi Layla, I hope you’re feeling better soon, summer colds and flu are the pits!
    I would LOVE to know what colour you have painted your pretty kitchen, it’s a beautiful pale serene grey that I’d love to have in our kitchen too. It’s a dark room not helped by the prior owner’s choice of ochre, sigh….

  6. says

    Layla, I love it!! What a transformation. And those rolling pin pulls are the cutest!! Feel better. :)

  7. Karen B. says

    Wow. What a nice difference! It looks so bright and fresh. It is always so much fun to watch how all your projects progress. :)
    I hope you feel well quickly.

  8. Rebekah says

    Love the kitchen! I send up a prayer for you to feel better! You’re such a ray of sunshine to folks all over. :)

  9. says

    Very crisp and clean! That rug looks similar to one I have in my living room. It would never survive in my kitchen! I swear I live with Messy Marvin and his two kids. Lol. Hope you feel better. Happy 40th!

  10. Lin says

    The kitchen is beautiful! I know you are loving it. Take care and feel better soon!

  11. Louise says

    There is NO WAY you will be 40! You look like a young 20 something at the oldest! Love your blog, your style, your heart, your faith. May many blessings come to you and your family.

  12. Jeanine says

    I adopted my baby when I was 40 also! You’ll be such a great mother! Can’t wait to hear all about it, and btw, the kitchen is looking great too! Hope you feel better soon!

  13. says

    Kitchen lookin’ good!! Oh my those rolling pin drawer pulls will be adorbs.

    What, forty?! I pegged you for early thirties!

    Get well soon!

  14. says

    I love love love white kitchens. This one is gorgeous and I do love those knobs. We are in the design/planning phase of our kitchen. I am on the look out for cool ideas. This one has plenty.

  15. Stephanie says

    Feel better soon! Love everything you do! Can you tell me – is that the “Kate” rug from Pottery Barn? I love that rug. – know where I can get it? We are finally remodeling upstairs and that would be perfect for the space.

  16. Lisa W. says

    The kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m sad your sick, rest and get better soon!!!! OH…I’m seeing a turquoisey kinda stove:)

  17. Maryjane from MB, Canada says

    Lemon water, for the cold, darling. “Recipe” from my doc: squeeze the juice out of a fresh lemon into a small bowl. Ignoring the pits, use a tablespoon to divide the lemon juice into an ice cube maker (each section having one tablespoon), freeze. Once frozen, drop one “lemon-cube” into a glass of (slightly chilled or room temperature) water and drink. Repeat until healthy. 😀
    (Once healthy, repeat daily – lemon is a natural cleaner. Super good for your insides)

    Kitchen is gorgeous (where can I find those rolling pin pulls) and I’m in the “Layla’s-40-?-No-way-!” camp. Must be all that love, joy, and positiveness. Looks good on you (and Kev).

    Hugs from Manitoba, Canada!

  18. Valerie says

    Hope you feel better soon! If you don’t mind sharing, could you let us know what paint color you used for the walls? I’m in the middle of a kitchen reno and will have white cabinets and marble countertops. I’m struggling to find the right gray for the walls. Thanks!

  19. Erinn McNicol says

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!!! The patterned backsplash really pops against the new white colour on the cabinets! Great advice on the cabinet painting techniques. Really could have used that 18 months ago!

  20. Cindy says

    I never thought I liked Sarah Richardson’s cottage backsplash but I love the one you used! If it’s the same yours just looks so good. What about a counter depth fridge? Is that in the cards? I have one that sticks out from the counter and it drives me nuts. Maybe it’s just me. Looks fab girlfriend!

  21. April says

    Love, love it!
    Where can I get canisters like your ones on your counter? The flour and coffee ones. Thanks in advance.

    • Layla says

      Hi April!

      I got those at TJ Maxx several years ago. I’m not sure where you’d find them now. I’m sorry! :-(

  22. Cynthia Harmel says

    Hi Layla,
    What is the paint COLOR for the upper and lower cabinets? I know you used the Muralo paint but that’s not available here in California! :(

    Love what you have done to your kitchen! Wish you would have done it sooner before I did mine 2 years ago, heehee!!