Monday, January 30, 2017

Kitchen Getting Fresh

Good evening sweet friends.
Well its seems I jinxed myself 
with my CupboardScape.
 It snowed yesterday and tonight we are suppose to get more.
Hope everyone is doing good this last Monday of the month.
Can you believe February is this week?
Closer to Spring though!

A few of you requested me to show pics of the kitchen.
Bob repainted the cabinets white.

He did a great job, don't you think?

We don't have a fancy kitchen my no means.
Heck, I don't even have a dishwasher...
someday we are going to bump out the house,
and have a real kitchen.
For now I am happy just to have the cabinets re-painted.

My dipper valance.
The rod is an antique wheat flail.
It was used for threshing the grain
from the husks. In essence it would crack it open.
A time consuming process before the threshing
machines were invented.

Now usually this white apothecary cabinet
is on top of our refrigerator, but I wanted
to show you what a prim kitchen could look like.
Our microwave and Keurig is gone for now.
Put back after I took these pics.
(We are not totally primitive) 

That brown thing hanging is a seed sorter.
The wheat flail on the left of it.

Pie peels and towels.
The little wood box holds my dish rags.

The muffins under the shoo fly screen are wax ones.

I use vintage glass coffee jars to hold sugar,
brown sugar, coffee and flour.
They sell repros of these at Hobby Lobby.
Now I know why ours at the store sold out.
They were cheaper.

A part of the wall between the cabinets and the fridge.

Well I hope you liked our kitchen update.
Bob is the best installer as he calls himself!

Hope everyone enjoys their evening!
Nachos for dinner tonight,

Kitchen Re-fresh Blessings To All!


  1. Love your primitive kitchin!!!! Good idea using the apothecary that way! Last day of January tomorrow is fine with me!

  2. Looks great Janice! Love white cupboards!

  3. love your kitchen very cozy and warm just what a house needs.

  4. I like your kitchen . . . mine is old fashioned too and I love it. I sometimes think of the ladies that may have lived in our old house and the meals they prepared and not having a dishwasher is refreshing. I'm one of those women that enjoys doing dishes. There is a charm in an older home that new homes just do not have and try as they will be make them look vintage . . . they just don't cut it. I think we are blessed:)

  5. Hi Janice - so pretty and inviting. I have always loved white painted cabinet, there is just something so charming about them. Jane

  6. Hi Janice,
    Your kitchen is just WONDERFUL!!! Bob did a great job repainting the cupboards!! I did that once and KNOW what a job that is!!!! Your dipper valance and all those other primitive touches really make your kitchen sooooo warm and homey!! So many great ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hope you stay warm and enjoy your week!!
    Heart Hugs~

  7. Great kitchen Janice....You're's the perfect combination of fresh and primitive...I love the window treatment and that seed sorter especially well. Sorry 'bout the snow....we got another 6" or so ourselves yesterday and it's still spitting snow today. Grrrr.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Oh, Janice, how I love your prim kitchen!! Bob did a great job of painting your cabinets too. The apothecary cabinet on the counter is really awesome. What a great space to keep all sorts of kitchen gadgets etc. too. Thanks for sharing these photos and all your wonderful ideas!!

  9. Your kitchen is wonderful, Janice! I don't have a dishwasher either. Lori

  10. I love the painted cupboards, we have been thinking about painting ours white. Right now they're a honey oak which I would have loved at one time. You have some amazing pieces, I love the apothecary. I've been looking for one for a while. They're perfect for the primitive design.


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