Shutter and Valance Combination - For a softening valance, stitch ribbon ties to a length of scalloped-edge dotted Swiss fabric. Loop the straps over glass drawer pulls screwed into the window frame. Check hardware sections of salvage stores for drawer pulls that screw through the front; or use double-ended screws to attach pulls that screw in from the back.
Focus on Fixtures Vintage-style fixtures such as farmhouse sinks or faucets with Old World style complete any cottage kitchen. For an easy update, look for a new cottage-style faucet that fits the configuration of your existing faucet. That way, you can install a new faucet without having to reconfigure your plumbing.