SUMMER KITCHEN PROJECT

My latest project is to re-organize the front room of the basement to make a transition to the primitive barn porch. My brainstorm was to create a faux’ summer kitchen with primitives and use it for storage. Cupboards and cabinets would be ideal for hiding my overflow while giving me a display area for canned goods and charming collectables. Here are some inspiration pictures.

We have a rustic table and chairs and white cupboards.

We have a rustic table and chairs and white cupboards.

I also have pallets to make signs .

I also have pallets to make signs .

As you can tell I am thinking mostly white because it is, after all, the basement with only one small window.

As you can tell I am thinking mostly white because it is, after all, the basement with only one small window.

I have hooks, boards and lanterns.

I have hooks, boards and lanterns.

I also have a primitive red cupboard.

I also have a primitive red cupboard.

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We may need to get a cat. They add so much charm.

I also have a pump and laundry tubs and graniteware.

I also have a pump and laundry tubs and graniteware.

Most importantly we have a cast iron wood-burning stove, but in tan. It cannot be vented for actual use but will look charming.

Most importantly we have a cast iron wood-burning stove, but in tan. It cannot be vented for actual use but will look charming.

 

Finally I also have a pie safe only in wood with white tin panels.  That will work, or I can paint it white too.

Finally I also have a pie safe only in wood with white tin panels. That will work, or I can paint it white too.

I HAVE A LOT TO WORK WITH. I AM INSPIRED. LOTS OF WORK MAKING-OVER AND SHIFTING AROUND…FINISHED PICTURES TO COME THIS FALL.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to SUMMER KITCHEN PROJECT

  1. Ah, yes, but you don’t have a picturesque cat to sit in the window:)

    Kelly Kuczkowski 651-587-4427

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