Monday 2 July 2012

Out with the old, In with new!!

Out with the old.......

Remember this...

Three years ago we downsized to this cute raised bungalow.

Well now for the kitchen.
I came from a large country kitchen with lots of cupboards and a large pantry.

Well our new kitchen is much smaller.
Not enough storage. So off to we went to Ikea and built this cute island.

This helped with some storage for my cutlery, pots and pans and tupperware.
The cupboard beside the drawers housed all my glass baking dishes.
Now where was all the food to go. Remember the old kitchen had a long wall pantry.

So in came my antique Quebec pine cupboard.

Filled it to the brim.  Now this measures 47 w x 60 h x 18 deep.
The only downfall was I never knew what was at the back of the cupboard.
If you live in the Toronto Area it's for SALE!!!

Mr dh said I thinks it's time to visit Ikea once again.
We need a proper pantry.  You know it was time when........

So here is the new.

 I filled it to the brim, but I know whats at the back.

The kitchen looks so bright and airy.
This is a new item BESTO . You can add to it. Change up the doors etc.
We will keep it just as is.
Now down the road I would like to add some crown molding and change up my
kitchen doors on the cabinets to match.
So you see Mr.dh one thing does lead to another....

If you missed seeing my kitchen tour you can go here.

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                           Have a great week!
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Southern Hospitality
Met Monday
Coastal Charm
The Farmhouse Porch
A Stroll thru Life
Savvy Southern Style
The Brambleberry Cottage
Rooted in Thyme
At The Picket Fence
Vintage Farmhouse
Faded Charm
common ground
French Country Cottage
My Romantic Home


  1. What a beautiful yet functional addition to your kitchen Linda! Enjoy your evening, Gail

  2. Wow it looks beautiful!!!!


  3. I really like your new Ikea cabinet as it really brightens up the kitchen and I'm sure it is much more practical. However, I think I'd find room for that old Quebec cabinet somewhere. It's a beautiful piece. Your kitchen is really sweet and cozy. Have a great day!

  4. That is a fabulous piece. I love it. Perfect pantry, and looks like it would hold a ton. I need and use my huge pantry all the time, so I can see why you love this one. Fabulous piece. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. It looks perfect in your kitchen ... and you'll be able to see everything in it!

  6. Hi Linda, Your pantry cupboard is perfect for your kitchen! Sometimes the new works better than the old, especially in the kitchen. BTW, your kitchen and eating area are wonderful!!
    Mary Alice

  7. I love you new white cabinet! It does make the room feel more spacious since it's white. The best part is that you can find everything you need now. Your other cabinet is so charming. I'm sure it will sell fast!

  8. That is a great cabinet and it works so well with your island. As beautiful as the pine hutch was, I think this one will both look great and be more functional. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. great job! well done...

  10. This is a wonderful piece, both pretty and practical! You kitchen looks so bright and cheer-y!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  11. Linda,
    your kitchen is charming and your new pantry looks right at home! Your old piece is wonderful and I'm sure it will find a good home! Visiting from Brenda's WWF. Have enjoyed browsing thru, and your newest follower and would love for you to visit me.

  12. Your kitchen looks beautiful, love the white, makes things look so bright and clean. I'm glad to meet you (from Brenda's Cozy Little House) and look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs ~ Mary

  13. Love the new look! SO bright and fresh. xo

  14. Everything DOES look bright and airy, Linda! I really like the look of your new pantry. As a matter of fact, I am in need of one myself. Unfortunately, it's just always so hard to find something that hubby and I agree on. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursaday again this week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  15. I love how your kitchen is white, it's beautiful, especially with your new pantry. Thanks for sharing on Simple & SWeet Fridays!