Good evening lovely blog readers! It has been an awesome rainy Washington day here! People think I am crazy but I love the gloomy weather. It’s an excuse to drink endless cups of coffee and sit by the fireplace all day! Fall couldn’t come soon enough for me 🙂 I keep meaning to post pictures of our kitchen so I am finally doing it! My husband and I were sitting at the bar this morning in silence just taking in how amazing it all looks…such a drastic transformation for the price we completed everything for! I posted a few before and after pictures and a few in between so you can see how the process went. The house was in shambles and we ate a lot of burritos and pizza for a couple of weeks but the outcome was TOTALLY worth it!
The entire main level of our home prior to update this was a warm tan color with the living/dining room being an avocado green. All of our decorations were greens, reds and oranges so you could definitely feel the earth tones. I have been digging the rustic yet chic farmhouse look for years now…whites, grey, rustic wood and little pops of bright colors here and there. One morning we woke up and decided…you know what, let’s just do this already! We started off with painting the entire house a very light grey called Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Home Depot did not sell this brand but were able to do a copycat color in their one coat only Behr Marquee which I highly recommend; it is amazing people! This paint color was the glue to our transformation, it immediately opened the room right up and gave it a different feel. The next step was cabinet painting. Reid was able to borrow an air compressor and spray paint the doors of the cabinets which really turned out incredible. I was not allowed to be a part of this process due to the strong fumes while being pregnant! I will tell you though that painting your cabinets is a long process. If you want to do it right you must dedicate yourself. Reid spent a few hours each day working on them for about 2 weeks. To be safe, you have to let the cabinets dry for about 5 days before placing them back in order to prevent chipping. Once again, worth it! Granite is a very large and expensive commitment and since we didn’t have the money for this we decided to stick with our dark counters. I wanted to find a way to tie in all the white with the dark counters so I pulled it all together with these oil rubbed bronze european bar hardware and dark grey grout in the white subway tiles. I also did little decorative accents like white oil & vinegar bottles with black writing and a black wire fruit stand. The final step to this kitchen process was the backsplash. I have always thought white subway tiles are so clean and fresh looking and can really make a space pop. Lucky for us, Home Depot sells 3×6 subway tiles for a very reasonable price!!!
I included links to all of our updates in the photos below. If you have any further questions, I would be happy to answer them. We took a lot of great tips from YouTube DIY professionals or other home bloggers. There are a lot of creative people out there and lots of good inspiration! I hope you enjoy the photos. I posted them in thumbnail size so I could fit more but if you click on the photo you’ll be able to view it larger. I love making our house a home with my husband, it’s a very surreal bonding experience. I hope everyone has had a fabulous week…more to come later 🙂