The day is here! I put this off for a bit because I needed to catch my breath after a whirlwind holiday season. I mean, technically you all have seen the major changes that have taken place already here in the kitchen, but I gave it a little spring refresh, even though it’s a little early for spring decorating haha! I almost called this post My Spring Kitchen Reveal but then it was hard not to say Spring Chicken Reveal instead, which is QUITE another thing…
So, truly the kitchen has been a work in progress since we first moved in 2 years ago. We immediately painted the walls from red to SW Timid Blue. Then a few months later I painted the cabinets white. But other than that, the kitchen sat mostly outdated until right before Thanksgiving of this past year when I decided enough was enough! This kitchen was getting a budget makeover! I’ve already shared design plans, progress posts on how to install butcher block counters, the backsplash installation, and the build plans for the island that I built.
**Complete Source List is at the bottom of the post!**
Here is what the kitchen looked like when we first moved in, after we painted the walls.
Holy crap, right?!
And I took both pictures, so this also is a good document on how much my photography has improved! haha
Now my favorite part… sharing all the pretty details! 🙂
I picked up some bunches of ranunculus at Trader Joe’s and it was the just the pop of color I was craving to make me motivated to clean the kitchen and photograph it. The white vase and colander on the island are both from Target (I got long ago).
One of my biggest challenges for the kitchen design was knowing where to spend money and where to save. We decided to work with what we had as much as possible. The cabinets stayed and the appliances stayed. Fixtures and finishes, however, changed.
Instead of spending money on an electrician to put in recessed lighting and then hiring someone else to install a vent to the roof for a range hood, (which would be the best possible solutions replacing what a ceiling fan/light combo would do), we decided to simply find a more stylish ceiling fan. Our home is in an older neighborhood and we don’t want to spend a ton of money that we will never see back, so this made more sense from a real estate perspective as well. I partnered with LampsPlus for this kitchen makeover and chose the 52″ Casa Solera Industrial Bronze Outdoor Ceiling Fan because it still had that farmhouse/industrial style which I wanted and it didn’t hang too low (our ceilings are only around 8′). I mean, if you have to keep your ceiling fan, this is the way to go!
Last year when I did my master bathroom makeover, I fell in love with Delta Faucet’s Cassidy line because of the vintage feel of the design, so I knew I had to have another Cassidy for my kitchen. This one is the Cassidy Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet in Arctic Stainless.
I LOVE this faucet.
The pull out feature is something I haven’t had before and it is just a clean design compared to our previous faucet that had a separate sprayer.
Ranunculus are having a moment with me. They have my heart.
Aren’t the counters beautiful? They add such warmth to the space.
I love the look of maple and I’m so glad we didn’t go with oak. Maple is a harder, less porous wood than oak and is what is commonly used for basketball courts.
Afternoons in the kitchen cast a warm glow and it is just my favorite… especially in the cold cold winter.
Check out this blue and white Italian cherries jar! I found it at a thrift store and fell in love with the pattern!
And on the other side of the stove…
The hardware that we had on all the cabinets previously was a shiny black metallic. It wasn’t my favorite but worked. Then one of the knobs had the finish coming off, so I contacted D. Lawless Hardware and asked if they wanted to partner with me as well (because I loved the knobs I bought from them earlier last year for a printer’s media console I built). I was thrilled when they said yes and I picked out these flat black cup pulls and knobs from them. They are absolute perfection and matte and flat finishes are coming back in a big way this year.
I can’t get over my obsession with the farmhouse style apron front sink… I have been wanting one for years and Ikea’s price couldn’t be beat.
So that is pretty much it! I even bleached and scrubbed the grout in the entire kitchen for this reveal (and also because it was disgusting and needed to be done)! Now I just have to seal it so it doesn’t get dirty again. 🙂
Delta Faucet, LampsPlus, Lumber Liquidators, and D. Lawless Hardware all partnered with me on this kitchen makeover. I received product in exchange for mention in this post. All opinions of the products are my own and if I didn’t love it and recommend it, you wouldn’t be seeing it here on my blog! 🙂
Carrara Honed Marble Herringbone Backsplash from Home Depot
Farmhouse Apron Front Sink (Domsjo Double Bowl Sink) from Ikea
Pendant Light above sink (Allen + Roth 8″ Bronze Standard Mini Pendant Light with Clear Glass) from Lowe’s
Bamboo shade above sink (Express Woven Wood Shade in Buckeye) from SelectBlinds.com
Adjustable Round Wood and Metal Stools from World Market
White ceramic pitcher – Target
White ceramic colander – Target
Whit ceramic salt and pepper shaker – Target
Aqua glass soap and lotion dispensers – Target
White ceramic bottles trio with metal holder – World Market
Aqua ceramic utensils canister – World Market
Black Wire 3 Tier Glass Drying Rack – World Market
Aqua ceramic berry carton – World Market
Hand Towel – HomeGoods
Sisal kitchen rug – HomeGoods
Cutting boards, stool, blue mason jars, and small jars – vintage