Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Antiquesilver - more photos please

Posted by country_smile (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 25, 10 at 14:18

Antiquesilver: I saw the photo you posted of your kitchen on another thread and wanted to ask for more photos but I didn't want to hijack the thread. Would you mind posting more photos? I'd really like to see a shot of the cabinets you have above the fireplace. Your kitchen looks lovely and has some original elements that I think others would enjoy.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Unless I get a lot more energy & money I don't know if it will ever be finished, but here are some other shots. The house is an 1858 Greek Revival & this was one of the formal rooms that we decided to use as a kitchen since the original outside kitchen was demolished in the 1930's. We removed the connecting wall to the other formal room making the entire area a great room with the kitchen at one end.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
The ceiling is 11', making the china cabinet above the mantel about 7' tall.
china cabinet


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Love it! I love the pots in front of the window!! Do you have a shade that covers the window? if so is it hard to access it? Just curious because I have a window next to my stove, and the pots displayed like yours would be perfect.. but its a window I definitely need to be able to cover at night.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

About 2 p.m. the sun comes in that window & floods everything for about 15 minutes - that's why you can't see anything. I don't have a shade because there's a deep back porch & a heavily wooded back yard for privacy. A shade would be hard to access because the back row of pots is hanging close to the window but anything with a side adjustment would probably work.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Wow! What a georgeous room! I would gladly live there. And a fireplace, too. I wish I could have a fireplace.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

That is a really cool space!! You have really put things together beautifully.

joyjoyjoy - if you need a shade on your window behind the pots, you could always use one of those ones that lift from the bottom to the top . . .


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Thanks, Missmuffet, & Pinch, I'm embarassed to tell you that there's another fireplace at the other end of the room because this area was originally 2 rooms. The other one has most of its parts from 1858 but the f/p shown had been stripped when we bought it. The carpenter/cabinet maker built the mantlepiece to match & we put in a ventless gas log; one day I plan to plaster the area between the surround & the mantle. It doesn't show up in the photos, but the back of the china cabinet is exposed brick that's been painted - I love the texture.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Antiquesilver - what is the red paint color? I won't gush about your kitchen anymore - already did in the fallingwaters post :) OK just a little - love it - especially breaking rules - pots in front of window, different colors & textures, the stove as an "island" without continuous counters. How does that work for you? Do you have enough counter space or end up using the table for prep? Our place had similar low windows I didn't know what to do with, especially because we are a two cook, relatively smaller kitchen desperate for counters & cabinets so we replaced the windows.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

I have a picture of your kitchen in my clippings and I look at it from time to time. I love my own kitchen, but there's something about yours that seems so pleasant and soothing. I imagine sitting at that table enjoying a cup of tea.

Love hearing about the details & seeing additional pics. Don't plan on moving, but if I ever do another kitchen, I know I'll try to incorporate some of the elements you have in yours. Beautiful -


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

The paint is Martin Seynor's 'China Closet Red' in an eggshell finish. I would have preferred to paint the back of my china closet this color, too, but it clashed with the color of the dishes. The range is by itself only because it's the one place I could put in an exhaust vent; I like my stove on the same counter as the sink but it wasn't possible here. Mostly I work on the counter but I have a large cutting block that I use on the table when necessary - mainly for baking. The design was driven by the existing room being left with its 'as found' footprint so a future owner can turn it back to 1858 formal if they want. It's not the easiest kitchen I've ever worked in but it's a lot better than most older homes that haven't had an addition added.

Amck - I'm truly flattered that you've clipped my kitchen as an inspiration. When guests see it for the first time I can always tell the ones who 'don't think it's normal'. "Boy, those cabinets are reallllly tall" is a dead giveaway.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Oh how I love that kitchen!!

Love the pot rack idea as well...can you get another shot
of it to post :) ??


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

I loooooooooooooove it all!!!
But you already know this.
Glad to see more of that kitchen eye candy.
: )
~boxer


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

joyjoyjoy, another option is a remote controlled window shade. Costs more but you won't need to worry about having easy access.

Lovely, unique space, antiquesilver.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

I LOVE how you've used the tall, low window for hanging pots! That really keeps it open and sunny, keeping that great window without needing to put a cabinet in! Great idea! LOVE the china cabinet over the FP. So unique, fun and elegant all at once! Your kitchen is really stunning!


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Here are some additional pictures with more detail. Let me know if there's anything in particular you can't see.
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - Details

I'm having trouble with photobucket & being dropped by my server so I didn't title any of the above photos; most are fairly self explanatory.

The inside of the cabs are the black/green color diluted with a lot of white & then lightly brushed at random with black streaks. It's almost impossible to photograph but you get the idea.

The cabinet to the right of the fireplace was built to mainly cover necessary ductwork but also for symmetry. And it's the only place I have for the microwave & a few more necessary drawers.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

This is one of my favorite GW kitchens ever! I would love to work in a kitchen like that. And the best part is, one can tell you actually work in it; it's not just a show kitchen. Bravo!


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Thank you Jessica. After 9 years - quirks & all - it still makes me smile!


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Wow, I LOVE your kitchen! It's one of my very favorites!

Mind me asking what's your faucet? And, what did you do on the backspash?

Do you use the fireplace much? I just love it.
I want it.


 o
RE: Antiquesilver - more photos please

Thanks for the kind words SusieD. The fireplace has a gas log that doesn't put out a great deal of heat so it's better for ambiance than anything else but still good to huddle around on a cold day - & it's beautiful when lit.

The faucet is Victoria/Victorian?? by Delta. The b/s is copper sheeting (the 'wrinkled' texture was an accident) with a band of recycled gray f/p slate at the bottom.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here