By Renae Frey

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.

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. 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. What is a cottage style kitchen? A cottage style kitchen is filled with items from yesteryear that add warmth, character and things passed down. 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

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, upcycled, painted everything.

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 left-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.

As you can tell with the first picture, I painted the island green. Green is one of my favorite colors. This really added a ton of character to the kitchen. I did an episode of 48 Hour Flip on Hometalk TV, you can see the episode, here. In this episode, I did a faux finish on the island, but it just didn’t give the impact that I was looking for. It was such an honor to work with Hometalk on these projects. I am hoping that we get to continue to work together. I added a vintage brass towel rack at one end of the island. It has great details. I used brass s-hooks to add vintage brass scoops and a Au Gratin pan, as well a pretty dishtowel. The details are what make it unique and personal.

You can watch the 48 Hour Flip Entryway Episode, here.

You can watch the 48 Hour Flip Bathroom Episode, here.

You can watch the 48 Hour Flip Living Room Episode, here.

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.

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

This was what the kitchen looked like before. I didn’t want to display my wineglasses like this, so I removed the peg board, filled the holes and painted the wall. I added a 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.

french country bar stools, Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover
Aren’t these the cutest barstools, ever?

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.

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lovely cottage style kitchen cutting boards, vintage
Doesn’t this area look so different? I love all of the vintage details.

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 had this old lamp in my boutique, but I loved it too much to sell. It looks great in the kitchen. I also had some vintage and new cutting boards that I put in an old wooden crate. I also put cute little potted ferns in the window sill for a bit of greenery.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my A Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover, If so, please pin it.

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Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover

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7 thoughts on “A Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover”

  1. bagdade francesca

    Beautiful post, love that cottage feel

  2. I love your kitchen refresh. It turned out really beautiful, Renae.

  3. Lovem the barstools and yes, the oven and hood would have grabbed my attention!

    I love Boxwood anything!

  4. Thanks for sharing your very charming pretty kitchen. Defining the 2 style was interesting as they are almost the same.

  5. I LOVE your green island, Renae! It looks absolutely amazing!

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

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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