Today is the day that I show you my not so pretty kitchen with pops of yellow. I’ve kept my kitchen long time out of the spotlight, because it’s not the prettiest place to photograph and certainly not a perfect kitchen. Not even close.
It’s small…tiny, that is. When we moved here from Canada, I had to get rid of half of my kitchen “stuff”, as I don’t have enough storage and it simply didn’t all fit in the cabinets.
I really wanted a breakfast area in it, so we wouldn’t have to bring every meal out to the dining room. So I cramped in a small table and 4 chairs. There is definitely no room for a breakfast bar or anything fancy like that!
I’m keeping what I use daily on the counter tops, I have no other place to put it, so it does look cluttered at times.
My dream kitchen would be white, all white, maybe some accents, but very “plain”. This one, well, it has all kinds of shades of beige, brownish and did I mention… beige! I love beige, just not in this kitchen maybe. It’s also tiled from top to bottom and sometimes it reminds me a little of a butcher shop. I mean, it would be really practical, that if I happen to slam some meat on the counter all the blood stains come off easily, right? LOL. No meat gets slammed here, so really, did it have to be all tiled?
When the fridge is open, no one can enter or leave the kitchen, because it is right next to the door and there’s no room. And when the kitchen door is open it slams right into the chairs. There is a big door leading from the kitchen to our not waterproof storage room. That door takes away a lot of possibilities to have more furniture space.
While I’m writing down all the negative points about my kitchen, and believe me, I could go on with this list, but I’ll spare you, I feel like calling the guys from “love it or list it” ( know that show??) and have them make me love this kitchen! Even though we could just move, because we only rent this house.
But, here comes the but! I came to like this house a lot and it is our home right now. Moving is not always an option, it is also costly, even if we only rent. And there is nothing really out there that would be a lot better for us right now. We have a pretty great house! So, it is smaller than what we used to have, a lot smaller. And this kitchen is not the prettiest kitchen or the most functional kitchen. But, you know, I can make it work. It not that big of a deal!
I can cook in my kitchen and prepare meals. I really have everything I need. I actually think it looks quite cool now with all those pops of yellow. It could be worse! The door to the storage room gives us a lot of light and that is great! I’m happy the table and the chairs fit right in there, even if it is tight, but it’s doable. The tiles, oh well, there are worse patterns out there, right? I hung a big chalkboard on the wall above the table, so no one really pays attention to the tiles anymore, lol!
My kitchen might not be the perfect open concept white kitchen, but I actually like it a lot and I can live with it! I kinda like it, that when I cook something really smelly, that I can close the kitchen door and open the door to the storage room and outside to ventilate, so the smell doesn’t spread all over the house.
This microwave is the last pop of yellow I’ll show you from my kitchen. It’s quite cool, don’t you think? It even looks a bit vintage if you want, if there is such thing as a vintage microwave…lol. My girlfriend, the one who gave me this fun Ikea Cabinet last summer, also gave me her “old”, let’s call it “vintage”, microwave! It works just fine and I didn’t have one. I don’t use it that much, but it does come in handy sometimes. Anyway when she mentioned it was yellow, bright-yellow, I knew it was supposed to be in my kitchen!
And that’s my kitchen for now! My not so pretty kitchen with pops of yellow that works just fine right now!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have a great weekend!