October 9, 2011

Sassy Lassie's Kitchen Week

After just about one year in our new home, I finally feel as though our kitchen is complete. Each day I love walking into this kitchen and starting my day. To say it is sunny and bright is an understatement and I adore the feeling it gives to me. When I invite people over to my house for the first time, I always tell them ahead of time that I have a very retro kitchen, so they don't feel obliged to ohhh over it. I certainly know it is not most peoples ideal kitchen. It is pretty over the top. But it is my ideal kitchen, at least for the moment. I can't tell you how many people have said to me, "My grandmother had strawberry wallpaper in her kitchen." When I hear this, I know I am on the right track in making this a vintage kitchen. This week I am going to take each day and show you a part of my kitchen. I hope you enjoy.

To take you back in time. This is how it looked when we bought the house.
 Youngstown Sink Unit
Green walls and fairly unadorned. 
A single man lived here for 50 years and there are places you can really tell that there was never a woman's touch. The kitchen was one of them.
And this was the look I was going for.

 And here is mine.
I really think I achieved what I sought to create.
All for less than $250.00
The table is now in the center of the room.
Here it is last Christmas.
I so enjoy having a place to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with a friend here.
1) I took all of the Youngstown cabinets off and spray painted them with appliance paint.
2) Wallpapered entire upper half of walls, painted lower portion white and added a cherry red border.
3) Took butcher block out of our other house and installed it next to Youngstown unit.

More this week...I hope you join me...will also show you the few DIY projects I did.


  1. Love it -- but how about a ceiling ruffle? ;)

  2. I'm comin' over for hot chocolate and scones please....OXOX

  3. It looks super. Love how bright it is.

  4. You have an awesome kitchen! Those of us who live in apartments can only dream. :)

  5. Oh! I think kitchens are my favorite part of a house. Yours is absolutely adorable. Reminds me a bit of Mary Englebreit. :D

  6. Where did you get those striped drinking glasses that are in the dish drainer in the first picture? My grandmother had those and I have looked everywhere for them, I don't even know what brand they are! Any help would be appreciated! LOVE the kitchen, BTW!

    1. They came with the house. I think they might have been a promotion of some kind. One of them has broken since that picture was taken.

      Here they are on ebay:


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