Monday, February 15, 2010

A Screaming Good Idea!

Welcome to Screaming Meme's Cottage...I want to show you some changes I have made since your last visit...










When I moved into this "cottage"...It had a huge niche in the kitchen area {It is an open floor plan}....I had never seen one quite that big!...The previous owners had made a cabinet underneath...{Which helped me come up with my most recent idea...the built~in hutch}...

I pondered and lost sleep over this BIG ole' hole in the wall for months...I finally decided to make it into a french bakery store window display and put all my baked goods over there...You can see that it is empty...I'm still working on the baking part ;)...






I made the awning and hand painted the Patisserie {french for bakery}...I got a lot of compliments on it...Though, it was cute...It didn't Scream Meme...{Notice the "taupe~y greyish peach~y" walls...Yuck!!...it was here when I moved in...I painted it a soft champagne gold}...

It came to me!!! A built in hutch! Well, it should of been a no brainer, actually...I know...;) I was worried about the light switch and how I would be able to build around that...It was far enough over for the whole thing to work! I love the results...I plan to get new things for the hutch, but for know I have shopped the cottage and came up with a fresh new look! :) So, what do you think of the before and after?






XoXo, Screaming Meme


17 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment! I came over to visit and read some of your posts and this one was first. Love what you did here! It looks like it was built that way. What a great idea!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I LOVE the hutch!!! Such a great idea. thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! That looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to come back as often as you like.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love the hutch! sooo cute! i wish i had one!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your shelves, especially the beadboard. It is so nice to meet you!
Blessings,
Traci

O Mom said...

I love the built-in. It looks original to the house, I love how older houses have those.
I'm going to go read some of your older posts now, hoping to get inspired like this one...... :)

Connie said...

I LOOOOOOVE it! That is the perfect solution, sugar. Great job. Wanna come out to Idaho and help me with some things? Hmmmmm???? LOL
xoxo,
Connie

Rustique Gallery said...

This hutch is awesome! It really makes good use of the space. And I love beadboard in white. Thanks for the visit--I'm liking your blog!
Sherry

Apron Thrift Girl said...

The after is far nicer although I really liked your space for baked goods. What a fabulous re-do.

Screaming Meme said...

Kathy~It really does look like it has always been here...It is so nice of you to stop by!

Bonnie~Thanks for stopping in!

Mom in High Heels~ Loving that name! I'll be backto peek in!

Momma~I could build you one and You could take pics of my fam! Yay!

Traci~It is so nice to meet you...Thanks for stopping in!

O Mom~I love older homes...I try and add character to all the houses I have lived...Thanks for stopping in!

Connie~I will come...:) I think you are a hoot!

Struggler said...

Wonderful! Great job! And I'm pleased the light switch behaved itself - little things like that can be so miserable...

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment and for visiting my blog. You hutch looks fabulous!

Wendy said...

I love the built in's. What a great idea! Very cute!
Wendy

Ally said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my corner of blogland. I love the before and after of this! It's a great idea to utilize the space. Aaaaaand, I have a thing for bead board.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great job on the built in hutch!

ooo, I am with you on the taupe pink walls, I seriously cannot wait to redo them. One step at a time, right?

Pedaling said...

alright, now i'm getting jealous!
cute accessories...especially the bike!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Thanks for the visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I really like this idea! Perfect use of the space and it has a fresh cottage look to it. Hope you're having a great weekend...