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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

More Kitchen Talk


One thing I'd love to do in my new kitchen is have a free standing kitchen cupboard. 

I may end up having something like this in the dining area, instead, and keep our dishes and flatware on it, as well as tablecloths, napkins, candlesticks, etc.

For the last 6 months I've had a stack of dinner plates, and our everyday flatware on the table we eat at everyday, as a centerpiece and it's made it so easy and convenient not only to set the table but to have others, like granddaughters, help. 

Having a cupboard like this with all my dishes on it would be so fun. I currently have them on this cabinet.

This is on the living room side of the kitchen door, and I'd love to be able to have this space for the living room.

With the dining area moving to where my current kitchen cabinets are, I'll have room to do a second seating area in the living room, I think.

Anyway, thanks for all your enthusiasm over this project! It makes it fun to be able to share our ideas and plans with you. I'm hoping as the project gets started (after permits are granted etc) to do videos and have regular updates right here on the blog.


  1. I keep our tables set most of the time. Even though we may need to rinse or dust them if it's been too long between table sitting times.
    Can't wait to see what all you do!

  2. Keep sharing! I love hearing your thoughts and plans and seeing your inspiration pictures. A free-standing cupboard would be lovely!

  3. Hopefully, there are comments ahead of me. I was off shopping for the grands' birthdays, which are coming right up, yesterday so didn't get around in Blogdom.

    Okay, I'm about to spout off here so feel free to kick me to the curb. In open concept living areas, real furniture looks right. Unstructured kitchens are so charming and fit in so well. One may give up some of the conveniences...soft-closing drawers and special storage for specific items, but the look is wonderful.

    Paige's kitchen at Farmhouse Vernacular is just such an example, but there are many. Have fun!

  4. I can’t wait to see you make this happen. I know if will be perfect for your area. Enjoy your evening. Hugs

  5. I've always wanted a freestanding hutch in the kitchen. I think they're so charming. I have a plate rack shelf mounted over an old pine server in the kitchen and I love it, but maybe one day I'll get a full piece.


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