A Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

What is a cottage style kitchen? A cottage style kitchen is filled with items from yesteryear that add warmth , character and things passed down.

The kitchen is the heart of every home. With a few simple updates, you can have a kitchen that will be warm and inviting with style to spare. Get inspired today!

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together.

I love a good kitchen makeover, and this one is definitely a beauty! This cottage style kitchen has been totally transformed with some simple ideas. I’m so in love with the finished product!

Keep reading for all the details on this gorgeous kitchen makeover.

Today, I am going to share my Beautiful Cottage Kitchen Makeover with you. Come on, I’ll show you.

lovely cottage style kitchen green island
Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

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If you’re looking for a way to add some warmth and character to your kitchen, consider giving it a cottage style makeover. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog, Pinterest and YouTube channel for more ideas and tips!

Do you love the cottage style- the character and charm of yesteryear? Do you relish the warmth that you got when you walked into your grandmothers kitchen?

I love my small kitchen at the lake house. In fact, I fell in love with the house at first site of the kitchen. My heart began to pitter pat and it literally stopped me in my tracks.

At that moment, I knew that this was going to be my house. However, I wanted to make it feel more like me.

I love cottage style, so that is how I wanted to decorate my Kitchen.

What is a cottage style kitchen?

A cottage style kitchen is filled with items from yesteryear that add warmth and character from things passed down.

What is the difference between cottage style and Grandmillennial style? What is Grandmillennial decor?

Grandmillennial style has an appreciation for the past, classic style with a passion for tradition. Think warm, gorgeously layered spaces, a mix of prints, patterns, colors, as well as textiles galore-just like cottage style.

It’s a collection of things that you love-vintage, up-cycled, painted everything.

Basically, they mean the same warm and cozy feeling that makes Cottage Style so popular.

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Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover, stainless steel range and range hood
Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

If you walk in the front door, take three steps and look right-this is what you see.

This is what I feel in love with.

Wouldn’t you? I mean, look at that range and range hood.

Isn’t it amazing? This was my starting point when coming up with a design for the kitchen.

It was an incredible kitchen to start with, so I knew that this would be so much fun to add my personality into it.

A cottage style kitchen can be achieved on a budget by using vintage finds and repurposing old items.

You can also add character with DIY projects that are simple and easy to do.

Be sure to subscribe to our blog for more ideas, or follow us on Pinterest and YouTube for even more inspiration.

We’d love to see your finished project!

lake house kitchen before wine glass torage
This is a picture from the RLMS Listing.

This was what the kitchen looked like before.

Brown is definitely not my color and I didn’t want to display my wineglasses like this, so I removed the peg board, filled the holes and painted the walls my favorite shade of white, Alabaster from Sherwin Williams.

I love shopping at vintage marketplaces, you find the best stuff for great prices.

I added this gorgeous vintage brass shelf, along with some vintage artwork and vintage brass cookware. I

found these brass s-hooks, they are perfect for hanging the cookware from the shelf.

I painted the island green. Green is one of my favorite colors.

It is Sherwin Williams Lafayette Green.

This really added a ton of character to the kitchen.

I added a vintage brass towel rack at one end of the island. It has great details. I used brass s-hooks to hang vintage brass scoops and a Au Gratin pan on the towel bar, as well a pretty dishtowel. The details are what make it unique and personal.

lovely cottage style kitchen spray painitng knobs
Painting the cabinet hardware.

The original cabinet hardware was black.

I love the warmth of brass hardware, but I just don’t like the price of all new brass hardware-it would have cost a small fortune.

So, I bought Brass Krylon spray paint, I removed all of the hardware, and screwed it onto the bottom of a cardboard box. This is the best way that I have found for holding the hardware upright.

It works like a charm. This was one of the first things that I did, so that the paint had time to cure.

The brass and the green look amazing together.

Aren’t these the cutest barstools, ever?

Don’t you just love the beadboard and the barstools together?

So quaint, right?

I bought these adorable cross back barstools, I love them.

They, too add so much character even though they are new.

Of course, I just had to use a gingham check ribbon to tie on a boxwood wreath.

I adore this look.

I did this on my barstools at home as well.

How do I make my kitchen look cottage?

Fill it with what you love.

I really enjoy going thrifting at antique malls. I find some of the best stuff.

I love that I am reusing this gorgeous old character filled stuff, instead of buying new.

I reused an old lamp. It looks great in the kitchen.

I also had some vintage and new cutting boards that I put in an old wooden crate.

I put cute little potted ferns in the window sill for a bit of greenery.

So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help update your kitchen style, be sure to check out this beautiful cottage kitchen in this post.

With just a few simple changes, you can have a warm and inviting space that will make you happy every time you walk in the door.

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Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

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Libbie Burling

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

I am over here swooning over these pretty details! Love the refresh. :)


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

I love cottage style, and this is so cute! I love the green on the island and all the vintage things!

Robyn Huff

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love the green color on the island!


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Renae, I love that green island. It's always such a bold color choice but it always looks so nice too once it's finished. Your cottage-style details are beautiful.


Saturday 19th of February 2022

Your kitchen refresh is beautiful! Thank you so much sharing at Tuesday Turn About! I appreciate you!