the tour

The kitchen is ready! The kitchen is ready! Let's go on a tour, shall we? Are you ready for too many pictures?

Let's start at the corner, a very good place to start.

In the corner, next to the dishwasher is the plate cabinet. 

Saucy planned a large spacious counter-depth cabinet to fit the display platters and the daily dishes. The daily dishes look like they came from Anthropologie, but they didn't. They're from London Drugs.

The first shallow drawer holds the daily cutlery, the oven mitts and the remote control for the little TV on the wall beside the cabinet.

The deep drawers below hold the cookware. Stainless steel pots and pans in the middle drawer, copper cookware in the bottom drawer.

Above the dishwasher is a very handy spot for drinking glasses! Please, when you are putting them away, put them away just so.

The sink might be the highlight of the tour. The deep farmhouse sink sits in a cabinet made of red oak stained mushroom grey - it gives a light grey/mauve effect. This cabinet piece is distressed and has different doors than the rest of the kitchen. Saucy adores the crystal door handles... she found them at Homesense.

Lynda Reeves famously said that "faucets are the jewel of the kitchen" and Saucy agrees! This bridge faucet with side spray accommodates large stock pots with its high arch design.

The Fan found that little metal kitchen sign in Europe a couple of years ago. 

The glass window is not original to the house, Saucy had it made and fitted during the first phase of renovations in 2007. The light fixture is from one of Saucy's favourite shops in town.

Beside the sink, a drawer full of measuring cups. Saucy wonders why she has several sets of measuring cups but only one full cup measure? This is a mystery. 

Below this drawer, a pull-out garbage. No photo! Gross. You don't want to see that.

In the other corner, another blue cabinet. This one sits on the marble counter and nests deep into the unusable corner space. 

Oh, and Saucy purposely chose to use the mismatched cabinetry in her kitchen. She kinda digs the look and figures that since the house is nearly 100 years old, it might look like the kitchen was added and changed over time, not entirely new. She didn't want that entirely new look. Both corner pieces are blue paint because she thought it might look like someone got busy and painted them blue by themselves. They got tired and didn't paint the rest of the cabinets.

Behind the tall blue door its deep shelving that holds baking supplies, baskets filled with granola bars and snacks, and the bread stuff.

The drawer with the spoon handle holds measuring spoons! Clearly you must be wondering why someone has so many damned measuring spoons.

The drawer with the knife handle holds... knives!

And, the drawer with the little fork handle holds serving pieces.

Saucy just adores how her drawers pull all the way out, so she can easily find what she's looking for. No bending, squinting, or swearing.

The base cabinet below holds plastic containers filled with cereals. Saucy lurrves her some plastic container organization. It prevents little mice from having access. One hundred year old houses near the river attract little mice and Saucy likes to starve them if at all possible.  

That and she loves to kill them.  She's kind of the Walter White to the mouse world.  She justifies it because she's doing it for her family, but really... she just likes having the power.

Also in this corner base - the flat pans, cutting boards and pot lids. They all have a spot.

The old fashioned Pottery Barn phone is on this wall...

... so the drawer below has a handy phone book along with much-used smaller tools!

The little pot lights add so much light, Saucy can barely contain herself. It's like she's seeing her utensils for the first time.

Gadzooks, Saucy adores this corner of the world.

From afar... the cubby holes don't stash wine, that's flavoured vodka. The wine is elsewhere.

Behind these upper doors, more plastic stacking containers hold pasta, rice, and other dry goods. It's extremely tidy but you'll just have to take Saucy's word for it. Below, there are pull-outs for mixes and envelopes too. A place for everything!

The range and cooking area is directly across from the sink.

If the faucet is the jewel of the kitchen, then the pot filler is the engagement ring! It's the swoon-worthy, the smile-inducing older sister of the sink tap.

Near the stove, a drawer full of large utensils. Another shallow drawer holds the metal and stainless steel utensils. Saucy and her OCD like to sort these separately.

Next to the range, a bank of cabinets filled with kitchen linens and the parchment, foil and wraps (bottom drawer). There you will also find a handy place to sit for Loopy or any other Cheerio who wants to perch with an after school snack and do homework while Saucy putters.

Guess what? The toaster oven died! It made Saucy and Loopy sad, they used it almost every day. They plum wore it out. It was going to go right there, next to the coffee maker, below the microwave.

The chalkboard remains... for messages and doodles, close to the phone.

Dear Pot Filler, Saucy loves you.

Here's where the layout gets tricky. There was no room in the original floor plan for a very large family-friendly refrigerator. Saucy moved it into the old breakfast nook, and surrounding it with cabinetry she now calls the area the pantry. 

Like a butler's pantry, but with no butler.

Beside the fridge, concealed behind cabinet doors, the imaginary butler can find the water cooler, aprons, seldom used pans, and the fire extinguisher. It needs to get attached to the wall up there.

Do you wonder why everything suddenly looks so... pink?

Oh yeah! That's what Saucy's talkin' about. A custom neon sign. Saucy wasn't always known as Saucy... back in the day, the family called her Sasha Baby and she doodled up a design in a drafting class. Eventually she took that doodle to a neon artist and had it made for real.

And now, it's here. In the no-butler-butler's pantry, casting a delicious pinky glow on everything. 

Plus, it faces the doors that open to the deck and the outdoor kitchen. It will look pink and funky next summer during evening pool parties!

A home for the much-used Willams-Sonoma cookbook collection. And the milkshake mixer.

Here is The Wall of Sprinkles. Saucy warned you it would be EPIC. Eight shelves of 21 jars... that's... a helluva lot of sprinkles. Saucy was never good at math.

The wine cooler chills all of the wine that Saucy does not drink. It will, however, be a nice temperature to offer her guests.

But perhaps they would like an espresso or some sort of steamed flavoured hot beverage?

Above, teas and coffees are stashed. The little apothecary drawers hold the doo dads for the espresso maker, the strainers and tea pincers.

The bank of drawers hold less frequently used items that the non-existant butler may find handy in this area of his!

Just scissors, pastry cutters and scoopers. Lots of scoopers... let's put those Cheerios to work, shall we?

Graters and thermometers.

Cupcake papers (the plain kind most often used - the fancy ones are stored above the fridge), sticks and  bags. This is bottom-drawer stuff.

Under the neon sign, this area is wide open for work space. Imagine all of the cupcakes cooling and being decorated here.

The junk drawer resides in the butler's pantry because even non-existant butlers need junk!

This is where Saucy houses confectioner's sugar, baking sugar and flour. Each of those bins holds 10 kg.

And now the fun part... adding the cute stuff, the decorations that will make this kitchen thoroughly complete.

And then Saucy must roll up her sleeves and get to work. The Cheerios will be here on Thursday and Friday, making frosting and then baking for Saturday morning. She is enjoying the pristine clean look of the kitchen right now.

 It may never look like this again.

Seriously. Not even kidding.


Anonymous said...

What a GORGEOUS kitchen! You must be in heaven!

Wendy T

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I am absolutely and completely in A-W-E !!!!This is gorgeousness, ocd-ishness, perfectionism to the nth degree!!!!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Jenny said...


Leica Forrest said...

It was so pretty last week during coffee, BUT seeing it COMPLETE is Heaven! Can't wait to visit again!

oliver rain said...

It is very, very purdy. I'm more than a little jealous.

MJ said...

Gorgeous! And the pantry is the icing on the cake! I love the pantry!!

Mrs. G. said...

It is incredible. You are the barista of my dreams. I love the phone and the chalkboard and the pot filler and everything! The first post I ever read of yours you were angling for Veto to buy you a stove. Nice work!

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

I was in love with the picture overload...your kitchen is completely amazing!!! I am in awe at the wall of sprinkles - it is every bakers dream! I also love that you have a million of everything like spatulas and measuring spoons etc... it makes me feel like I'm more normal than I thought!! haha


I can't even stand it. It's so overwhelmingly beautiful. I'm so happy for you. You deserve such an incredible kitchen with everything that you do!

Ella Pretty Blog said...

All your hard work really paid off - your kitchen looks divine.

Is it going to be featured in a decor magazine? Because if it's not - it TOTALLY should be.

I think my favourite aspect was the colour scheme - love the blue and silver. Second favourite was the farmhouse sink. Third favourite thing was how organized everything was!

Thanks for this inspiring post!

Maija said...

Freaking fabulous Saucy!!!!

The Miller Five said...

Beautiful kitchen. I am literally drooling. Oh the fun I could have in your cupcake corner. Sigh.

Pepper said...

It is amazing!!! Love it!

TigeressKitten said...

Love the kitchen. I'm in envy. I soooo want to redo my kitchen! You have great taste by the way!

Crista said...

It looks awesome! You did a fantastic job planning and decorating and organizing. You should be very proud of yourself!

Limefreckle said...

It looks amazing! I just love what you have done....LOVE the neon sign and your wall of sprinkles...I don't really bake cupcakes much, but would like that wall just for decoration alone! I want to come and live with you...such an inviting house!

Sandra D said...

Thanks for the tour - you must be so pleased with all your choices. It is evident that you knew exactly what you needed to make the kitchen of a baker's dreams. The details are fabulous!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Swooning so hard I nearly fell off my chair. Damn, girl. That's some kitchen. Love your pot-filler, too!

Dana said...

WOW!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! That wall of sprinkles is something else....

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Lisa Russell said...

Beautiful!! Love the Sprinkles Shelves! Epic for sure!!

Clandestine Road said...

That is amazing. The sink, the pot filler above the stove, the wall of sprinkles, the lid holder... I could go on, but then I'd just list everything.

Excellent work! Thanks for sharing.

Terri Gullette said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! How I wish I had that much room--hoping to have hubby to agree to changing out the sink and faucet-- so I can have some bling in the kitchen!! Thanks for all the pictures--Love it!! Enjoy your new space.

Shannon said...

SIGH.....I'm in LOVE!!!

Michelle (Mick-Mick) said...

Man. I didn't think it could get much better than your bathroom! Beautiful. Congrats and enjoy!

Jerri-Lea said...

CD told Moto-Moto all about HER (CD's) "cupcake kitchen" and how she couldn't wait to make cupcakes with Saucy!! It is a pretty amazing space!!

karen said...

I love the tile behind the stove, the blue ceiling and the fancy pants rolled and curved edge of the marble counter and everything else you have shown. Your thoughtfulness in planning out your needs, wants and loves really paid off. I am so happy for you - enjoy (I I know you will!)

Tracy said...

Oh. My. Wowie! That is so awesome, Saucy!!! What an amazing custom kitchen. Perfect for the Queen of Cupcakes!

Jen Anderson said...

I swooned a little when I saw the pot filler.

Anonymous said...

Love love love love this new kitchen. Gorgeous!!! Congrats.....Can I please "borrow" your ideas for my dream kitchen???? Seriously, good job!


Glenda said...

I have been waiting and waiting for these pictures!! It's awesome. But I really really really really love the no-butler-butler pantry. Totally heavenly.

faye said...

As a Kitchen designer- I'm clapping for you- Great Job!! Love it, couldn't have designed it better myself.

Anonymous said...

Saucy! what can I say? I am speechless! That new kitchen absolutely rocks! I keep shoving the photos of your Devine space into my hubs face to show him how cool it is! Love the epic sprinkles! candy

Jen Bowles said...

What a wonderful job you've done with all the personalized details that make your kitchen not only super functional but so beautiful and interesting! The butler's pantry with the wall of sprinkles is amazing! Enjoy your new kitchen :-)

Barb said...

I. LOVE. this. kitchen. And I hope everyone living it puts their glasses back in the cupboards just right. It's a work of art!

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Kate said...

Is there a better word than FABULOUS?! Highlights for me...the pot filler OF COURSE, the drawer/cupboard thing with the flour and sugars and the whole no butler-butler pantry thing is genius! Could the sprinkle jars be any more perfect? And where did you pick up the different sizes of apothecary jars? The whole thing...perfect 10!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

This is seriously my dream Kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Holy kitchen, Batman! I am soooooooooooooo jealous!

Becky Gonce said...

WoWWWEEE>> LOVE THIS>> when can I move in?!?

Anonymous said...

I hear angels singing.

The Farm-Marm said...

I love it all. Period. I was wondering where you found those cute little spice jars for the sprinkles? Which by calculation, I think you have 168 of those things!!!!A girl after my own heart!!

Saucy said...

That's right, your math is good! I found them at the Dollar Store, so I spent $168.00 on my sprinkle storage ;)

cookiejar98 said...

Sweet Saucy Goodness! It's a dream kitchen!!! Love it all, right down to the espresso station.