We inherited pink counter tops when we bought this house 12 years ago. Upon moving in we painted the kitchen brown thinking it would make the counters look beige instead of pink. It didn't work. I painted the walls yellow recently and then everything in the kitchen looked so pastel it sort of made me a little ill. Then the big decision came to paint the cabinets white. I'm now tickled pink and will learn to live with these counter tops for a while longer.
The problem is that the upper hutch area sits directly on top of the counter tops and even has a shelf built over the back splash. I love the hutch area and don't want to replace my cabinets or tear them up trying to replace the counters. I may in the future have someone resurface them for us. They simple apply a finish over the top of the previous counters.
Last week I made a curtain from pink, yellow, and red fabric to try to tie all these colors together and to create more storage below. I need to make some curtains for the two windows in the kitchen too.
This little cubby was originally intended to store cookie sheets. But, with a cat and two dogs roaming around and I'm not particularly fond of seeing my old cooking sheets exposed, they have now become wine storage.
This is my favorite part of our kitchen. These old stools, as explained to me by the previous owner of the house, were from an old ice cream parlor.
I just love how the wood base between each stool has worn down where customers passed through to have a seat. Look how those old seats (especially the one on the right) have worn thinner on one side where people have slid off the seats for so many years.
I love to think of little children spinning on these stools while licking their dripping ice cream from their cones. Who knows who might have sat here.
Before I painted the cabinets white, these didn't show up as nicely because they blended in with the knotty pine.
Hopefully this week Rick will be installing the new light fixtures including one he is making from one of Grandma Chickie's old egg baskets.