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. 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:)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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! :-(

  7. 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!!


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