Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Beach Cottage Kitchen

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

 It is really beginning to look like Spring around here! The weather has been in the 80's the last couple of days and people are beginning to come back to the beach. I've been so busy around here I have not even been over to the ocean! I have been trying to do a little, much needed, Spring cleaning around here.  Also,   I've been painting furniture for the shop and we have a few other projects going on. Over the last couple of months we have moved our 13 year old son, Tanner, and our almost 12 (B-day is Friday) year old daughter, Kinsley,  up to the third floor of our house.  I will share their new rooms in a later post. Tanner and Kinsley's old rooms are being converted into guest rooms which need to be painted and I am working on some furniture for them as well.  I will show you them later too.  I mentioned earlier that I've been spring cleaning which brings me to the last project we have going on. We are trying to get the garage cleaned out so my husband, William, can finally have a room in our home! He says it is long overdue! The garage will probably take the longest time to complete. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

  Today I wanted to share some pictures of our kitchen. When we built this house, we built it as a vacation home with thoughts that we might make it our permanent residence. It is not huge by any means, but comfortable.

 Our kitchen is equipped with two dishwashers, which has been great, and two ovens. The ovens have not been used as much as the dishwashers. The ovens have been nice to have when the six of us are here. We have a 22 year old son, Tyler,  and a 21 year old daughter, Kayla.  The extra ovens our also nice to have when we have extended family and friends over. We have a center island which was added after we lived here for a year or two (I really didn't get a good picture of it, sorry!). We also have a bar that we use as our dining area most of the time.

I wish that we had put in two refrigerators and maybe just one oven. I never seem to have enough room for everything in the fridge. I think we could have put two side by side here. Oh well, maybe one day, but for now I will continue to rearrange to make room:)

Below is our pantry, all of our can goods and other food with the exception of the kid's snacks for school is stored here.

We have all our baking stones and cutting boards stored in the basket below. I got the basket idea from The Polished Pebble. Kelley has a great blog and I love to check in with her to see what she has going on. Our everyday dishes are stored on the hanging rack and on the blue cart ( a beach shabby find).

Here is one more picture of our island. Our kitchen, living room and dining room our open, which is nice especially when we are all here.

Well, I guess I should go, but before I do, I wanted to mention that I have linked up with Sara over at A Beach Cottage for the "Good Life Wednesdays" blog party . Know I'm off to finish up some painting. Have a great day and I will talk to you all soon:)


Did you notice the beach cottage button? Now if I can remember how to do it..... Thanks Grace!


  1. Looks great Debbi! It's definitely time for our walks to begin again. I went yesterday to the missile tower and back. It was a nice walk. Didn't find any glass but there was a lot of interesting beach wood on the beach. Call when you can walk. Love your blog.

  2. Debbi your home is gorgeous!! I love your kitchen and lucky you for two dishwashers! I bet that does come in handy with everyone! Love the stools, those are so perfect!
    Thank you for sharing!! :)

  3. Love your kitchen. The pendant lights are perfect, and while it's modern, it has the vintage coastal feel too.

    Lisa x

  4. I love your kitchen, Debbi! The pendant lights are a favorite of ours. Hope you're having a great week. I'm dropping by from A Beach Cottage's Good Life Wednesday

  5. Hey! I wanted to say thanks for all of the nice comments! Sara,I want to go soon!

  6. Your Kitchen is darling Debbie! And thanks for the mention...xo Kelley

  7. The kitchen is so neat.Love the peach color desk as well as the pendent lights.

  8. Your home looks beautiful. I love the cabinets. And the floors. So pretty!!

  9. What a lovely kitchen you have!! That pantry is so pretty. Love the blue beaded board!! And of course I am loving all the white. So nice!!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to comment! Yes, the planks we used for the ceiling are pine. We didn't prime them because we wanted the knots to come through for added character, and because, well, to save time. :)
    If you are concerned about knots showing through your planks, you will have to use BIN Shellac based primer. We have pine baseboards and trims around our windows, and we used regular old water based primer when we painted, and there are knots coming through. Apparently the only primer that will work on pine knots is Shellac. We did some research on Shellac, too, and you have to make sure when you buy it that you check the manufacture date because it is no good after a year. I hope this helps. Good luck on your ceiling!!
    Your new follower!!

  10. Fabulous Kitchen
    Simply Lovely in every way

  11. Love your kitchen...white never fails. That little old blue cart is so me :)