A LOVELY LITTLE CLOSET

It has been a wonderful kind of busy
around the cottage as of late!
It has been filled with...beadboard, paint, shelves, trim, cutting, screwing, leveling and 
{my favorite part…accessorizing!}


Does it get any better than that list of activities?
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All of this work has been
leading to this…our new

lovely little closet
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Here is where we started
oh boy!
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and evolved…from inside my head...then on to this paper sketch (so professional looking right?  perhaps I should put my dreams of being an architect aside?)


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to starting the beadboard

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to painting and beginning the custom shelves

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I’ve decided to use it currently as an extended kitchen cupboard
display/pantry space


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we’ve divided this new glorious storage into STATIONS…

northern cottage kitchen stations
northern cottage kitchen closet pantry shelf
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the closet now includes a breakfast shelf {Cereal Station} where kiddos can help themselves to bowls and spoons


northern cottage kitchen shelf display

and a big glass jar of cereal {with a vintage metal scoop, of course!}


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EAT UP!

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I’ve also been able to now display my favorite kitchen scale and some treasured family vintage cookbooks


northern cottage vintage kitchen scale

as well as some ruffle-y aprons

northern cottage flirty ruffle aprons

and vintage cake plates {alongside some new ones} all in a row


northern cottage vintage cake plates

all in all - I’m diggin’ my new closet/storage spot!

northern cottage kitchen storage shelves

Thanks for coming to visit!


Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE
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70 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful transformation, love it! I love clean and stream lined it is, great idea having the different stations, must go Ahren drawing on the wall again!!

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  2. What a beautiful transformation.. I LOVE the O's (Eat Up), I LOVE YOUR MUGS too... They are super shabby chic CUTE. This is a darling re-do.. LOVE it.. I love the idea of stations.. Very neat and creative..:)))

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  3. This is beautiful and so functional! We have two closets in our "someday" (hopefully soon) dining room. One is more like a coat closet and the other has shelves like a pantry but it is U-G-L-Y! It needs a face lift and this gave me so much inspiration!!

    Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower and I LOVE your blog!

    <3 Michelle

    nestlovedesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks great! If it were mine, I'd take the door off so you could see it all the time! But then I don't have closets in my old house so I'm not used to having doors. HA!

    Holly

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  5. wow!!! that is soooooo pretty!!!!

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  6. that is fabulous! i love the beadboard in it!

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  7. This is amazing! So pretty and sweet. I LOVE your vintage breadbox!

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  8. Oh So LOVELY... This must be the week of the Pantries... :) Can I store some of my Mess I mean food in your Adorable Pantry... :)

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  9. Oh this is so dreamy! Can I move in??

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  10. It looks so good! Great transformation!!! I love all of the cake plates, so pretty!

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  11. oh now that is a great idea! i love how you have a cake plate section, swoon!! and the little hanging aprons, DARLING!!!!!
    p.s. I emailed you about them boots, I might have gone into spam, get me out~ ahh! :)

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  12. Wow what a difference. Don't you love it when a project ends up being this good. Love those cake plates too. Great post.
    Blessings,
    debbie

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  13. Oh wow, your closet transformation is pretty and functional! Nicely done! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  14. This is gorgeous! And Im totally jealous! Have a wonderful night!

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  15. You sure took drab to fab in this reno. What a wonderfully functional closet you now have. I love beadboard and it's a lovely element in your new space. I'm visiting from Primp and I hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and enter my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway. I enjoyed my visit and have a nice rest of the week.
    Lynn
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  16. It'samazing what some elbow grease and ingenuity can accomplish!

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  17. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on SweetJeanette.com ! I love your "little closet"...those aprons are adorable and I love the cake plates. I, myself, am on a mission to find a hobnail, milkglass with fluted edges cake plate stand! (wish me luck!) LOL.

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  18. wow...so pretty....I want that vintage cake stand the middle one with gold trim :)

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  19. This is awesome! Such a great transformation! It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  20. So fun to see this all linked up! Thanks for joining!! Karah

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  21. THis is so beautiful! I am drooling! Thanks so much for sharing with us today!

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  22. It's great to have such an organized closet, especially when you can use your pretties and favorite vintage items mixed in with the necessities. Love the transformation.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  23. This really is very sweet and neat and clean!

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  24. I am working on my pantry right now. This is beautiful! Has me rethinking a few things...

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  25. Lovely is certainly right! I wish I had such a closet to make into such a delightful and useful space. Did you take the doors off in the end? It'd be a total shame to cover this up.

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  26. brilliant and beautiful and just perfect in every way! I love all your little touches and the way you group things... the mug of spoons is my fav ;o)

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  27. This is just darling and you have accessorized it perfectly! So so cute!!

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  28. Love this - so well organized. I want all of your vintage cake stands! Thanks so much for linking to our party -new follower here!
    Kelly

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  29. WOW! What a great idea. I just love the beadboard and the breakfast shelf if pure genius. May have to steal that idea.

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  30. Just beautiful! I love the beadboard and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  31. WOW!!! What an incredible transformation!!! I love everything about it! The beadboard, the Eat sign! and the cute aprons hanging! I bet you're happy every time you see it! Nice work!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  32. What a lovely little closet indeed! I can't believe you created the bead board using actual boards ... not those sheets from Home Depot ...

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  33. What an amazing transformation! I love the open shelving to display all of your treasures!!

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  34. Nice job - you should be very proud of yourself, it's beautiful!

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  35. Loving your new closet. The beadboard looks wonderful as do all your essentials neatly placed throughout. I have started following you via the new linky tool and would love for you to stop by for a visit if you get a chance and perhaps follow me as well.

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  36. What an adorable little closet. The beadboard adds so much character. My favourite part is the little stations. I want a cereal station at my house!!!! :)

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  37. Wow, that little closet undertook at Big transformation! Bravo! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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  38. This is a lovely transformation! I love that your displays are not only beautiful they are actually functional! Great job!

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  39. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-9.html

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  40. Wow! What a transformation! I just love the stations! So clever and convenient! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;) Have a great week!

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  41. Fabulous! Definitely not the kind of closet you're too embarrassed to leave open! I'd love it if you'd share this over at the Head to Head Showdown link party, happening right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  42. Okay, this is sooooo awesome! I love the way you organized it! I wish my cereal looked that great. :) I love the scale and ruffled aprons! Swoon!

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  43. Great job. I love it! Please consider sharing this with my readers over at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-10.html
    Hugs, Kathy

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  44. This looks so pretty. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  45. This is a terrific transformation! Very impressive! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

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  46. This is awesome! I so want to try this as we are just about to put beadboard cabinets in our laundry. Would love if you would link this up with my new linky party on Teagan's Travels.

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-tuesday-diy.html

    Thanks! Michelle

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  47. What a lovely little closet! I love the cereal station; what a great idea!

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  48. What an amazing transformation. I'm impressed. Kathi

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  49. ohhhh this is so so so my style I am kind of in love! Thank you so much for the great inspiration!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  50. Love the style of it! So vintage pretty

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  51. Stopping by from Gussy Sews...and wow, wonderful, incredible transformation! Super inspiring.

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  52. What a fantastic transformation!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Following you at linky now too!

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  53. I love it!! So cute and inspiring!

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  54. What a fun, fantastic reno! Everything is so pretty and organized now, and those colorful aprons add the perfect touch!

    Thanks so much for sharing at the Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    ~Abbie (

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  55. Pssst...linking back in tomorrow's DIY Project Parade highlights! ;)
    Enjoy the weekend!

    Roeshel

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  56. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest and will be featured tomorrow at my blog. Thanks for joining me this week at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Btw, happily following you via Linky, too.

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  57. Thanks for linking up last weekend at Sunday Blog Love! Wanted to let you know that your project was the most viewed and will be featured this weekend. If you have time, I hope you stop by again! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  58. Your made-over closet looks wonderful, I love that you have a few vintage items in there. It is giving me some ideas of how to use mine. Thanks.
    Hugs Cindy

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  59. Great transformation! Love you little stations. So cute - and useful.
    ...visiting from Sunday Blog Love :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  60. The beadboard is absolutely fantastic!! My favorite part. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  61. This is amazing! So sweet and pretty.

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