I incorporated a striped rug just below the sink to distract from the original ceramic tile floors and as a nod to the blue stripes on the horizon above the water on Lake Michigan.
To accent the original oak cabinets and porcelain sink, I added a kitchen towel in a beautiful scallop pattern which reminded me of the breathtaking stain glass ceiling at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Here’s one that’s similar to the pendants in the above photo: Are you living with oak cabinets?
When we purchased the lake cottage, I told myself that we didn’t have to decorate it all at once.
The pulls compliment the Delta Cassidy™ faucet without competing with it, allowing it’s classic design to be the centerpiece of the kitchen, bringing the original porcelain sink back to life!
I also couldn’t resist adding a rattan light fixture after admiring them at lunch while in Chicago. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Faucet.
Upon moving into the house, we almost immediately removed the square nickel hardware and warmed it up by adding brass pulls and handles – the same we plan to use once we do a full kitchen remodel.
In my opinion, nickel tries too hard to compete with the warmer oak cabinets.
It reminded me of the timeless banister at the entrance of the Chicago Cultural Center and how the hand rail and oak of the trolley we spent the day on played so well together, making my oak cabinets feel timeless, too.
We could relax, enjoy the lake and embrace the charm.
After winter and spring, I became a little stir crazy and decided to freshen it up a bit, with the help of my friends at Delta® Faucet.
If painting cabinets white and updating countertops and a new backsplash aren’t in the budget or your husband refuses to paint perfectly good oak cabinets, you’re not alone.
Behind many computer screens are hopes and dreams, even my own, but it’s not always a reality.