Visit My Blog The Old Painted Cottage Cottage of the Month™ Policies Press About Contact Our Home Design Shop
Free Shipping
Design Services
-Welcome to Curious Finds, where you're sure to find all sorts of unique oddities and curious curiosities. You never know what you may discover here. Visit often to see what we find next!
-The Old Painted Cottage is proud to offer only the finest and softest linen available, from Pom Pom at Home. You will find a wide assortment of luxurious linen for every room in your home that embodies a lived in, elegant look that is still relaxed and casual. It's life's little luxury Pom Pom at Home Organic linen and cotton bed, crib, table and accessories
-Come step inside our luxuries and gifts boutique, where you will find a unique assortment of gift items and luxurious products to pamper yourself in elegance. Here it's all about all relishing in indulgence and beauty.

All major credit cards accepted for all purchases on my website, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, with no paypal account sign-up needed!

Cottage8: Our Kitchen



















 

Frequently Asked Kitchen Questions:
Q: Why do you refer to your house as "Cottage8"?
A: We bid on and lost 7 homes prior to this one. This was the 8th house we bid on and finally got.
 
Q: How long did it take you to complete your kitchen?
A: From the time we took a sledgehammer to it (literally), to the time we had running water, appliances and a made it into a fully functioning kitchen, it took approximately 6 months.
 
Q: What color did you paint your walls?
A: Ralph Lauren's "Canvas Natural"
 
Q: What color did you paint your beadboard, ceilings and fridgerator?
A: Behr's "Seaside Sand"
 
Q: Where did you purchase your kitchen island?
A: JC Penney
 
Q: Where did you purchase your cabinets, countertops and sink?
A: IKEA
 
Q: How did you seal your countertops?
A: We simply applied a polyurethane on them, but they're already due for another coat. You're supposed to recoat them every 6 months.
 
Q: Did you hire somebody to demolish and rebuild your kitchen?
A: No. My husband Adam and I did all of the demolishing and rebuilding ourselves, with zero prior experience in kitchen demo. We did have some assistance from my brother-in-law hooking up the plumbing and electrical.
 
Q: Are you floors hardwood?
A: No, they are actually vinyl! The product is called Allure Flooring, and was purchased at Home Depot. It's waterproof.
 
Q: Were your floors difficult to install?
A: They were surprisingly easy. Each plank sticks to another, and the only tools requred are a tape measure, a straight edge, and a box cutter or razor.
 
Q: I love your BAKERY letters. How did you make them?
A: We actually found a company online, called Woodland Manufacturing that makes letters, any size and any font. We stained the letters using Varathane in Dark Walnut, found at Home Depot.
 
Q: How did you make your refridgerator look like that?
A: This was an old hand-me-down fridge from the 1970's. First I measured the front doors of my refrigerator, and then proceeded to cut bead board paneling to size. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the bead board and trim to the front doors, and then bought a spray can of enamel appliance paint for the sides of the fridge. I finished the look with outdoor barn hinges and pulls and hand screwed them into the doors. I did this project about 12 years ago, and it's held up all this time.
 
Q: I love your curtain. How did you make it?
A: It took all of 5 minutes to make! I just took a piece of burlap material (from JoAnn's Fabrics) and simply used a hot glue gun to create a rod pocket. I then used a spring rod to hang it in front of the window. Then I used dark brown grosgrain ribbon and tied it in bows to pull it up on the sides and middle.
 
Q: Where did you get that spoon picture next to your fridge?
A: I purchased it at a flea market, but you can find it at ZGallerie.
 
Q: How did you create your backsplash?
A: We applied plain white tile, in subway tile pattern. Adam cut the tiles with a wet saw, while I placed each tile by hand. With no previous tile installation experience, I taught myself how to do this project by watching how-to videos on YouTube.
 
Q: What is that metal rack holding your white plates?
A: That's actually an antique brush & comb display rack, once used in an old barber shop.
 
Q: Where did you find the numbered plates above your sink?
A: We purchased them from the online shop The Beautiful Life.
 
Q: Where did you purchase the pendant light above your sink?
A: Restoration Hardware
 
Q: Where did you purchase the pair of schoolhouse pendant lights above your island?
A: They were purchased on eBay