Our Kitchen Remodel
Oh my goodness it has been SO long since I have posted on the blog, but I am hoping to pick it back up and share with you a ton of stuff from home, DIY, recipes, baby, marriage and more! Today though, I am so excited to share with you our kitchen! I feel like I have been waiting forever to finally show our remodel. You know, that makeover we started back in July, HA. After four months of tearing out, installing, painting and waiting the space is finally done.
The kitchen is my sanctuary, my stress reliever and where I feel at home. I wanted it to embody everything that I dreamed of in a kitchen and I think we definitely accomplished that. It is my favorite space in our whole house and I love that everyone who comes over congregates there. I wanted a modern farm look and am very pleased with the turn out. It is open, bright and white, with warm wood tones and black accents. So take a look below at the before and afters, hopefully you will be impressed. I will link everything from paint colors to appliances at the end of the post!
When we purchased our home in July, we knew we wanted to remodel quite a bit of the house and make it our own. We decided to redo the main rooms first and then tackle the rest later. I had a vision of what I wanted the kitchen to look like and I had researched everything from paint to tile and more. We had a good budget for the kitchen remodel, but wanted to cut costs, so we decided to not put in new cabinetry and just refinished the old. Which I can honestly say, I don’t think we will ever do again! I absolutely LOVE how they turned out, but man were they time consuming!
After doing a ton of research online on how to redo the cabinets, we decided to follow Nina Hendricks “How to Paint Oak Cabinets” book. We wanted the cabinets to look new and without the wood grain showing. So than began the process of dry-drexing, sanding, priming and repeating that pattern what felt like 1000 times. I wouldn’t want to guess how many total man hours we have in those cabinets. Like I mentioned above, we basically followed Nina’s guide to a T. I used the Home Right Finish Max Paint Sprayer to spray the cabinet doors so that they would have a nice finish and I highly recommend this sprayer for all your home DIY needs!
We also decided to rebuild the kitchen island. As you can see from the before picture, the previous one was a little small. I purchased this book as a guide on building an island and we of course finagled it to make it our own. I love how it turned out! We just purchased the cabinets from Home Depot and set them to our liking. We then put in new countertops and a farm house sink which I am obsessed with!
I knew I wanted an oven hood and upon buying the house the previous owners microwave/hood broke and so we decided to completely take it out and the above cabinets and put in a hood. My amazing, incredible, talented father-in-law who I actually need to credit A LOT of our kitchen remodel to, built me the hood of my dreams. I literally just show him what I want and he makes it happen! He also installed my subway tile backsplash, my farmhouse sink, all of my knobs and pulls, did the majority of the building/framing for the island and last but not least built me these amazing double sliding barn doors from scratch for my pantry. This doesn’t even begin to surface everything he has helped us with in our house. He truly is an angel from above and one heck of a handy man!
I cannot wait to show you the rest of our remodeling and hopefully will be sharing it will you soon! I hope that you enjoyed seeing our progress and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask, I think we have definitely had our share of trial and error on this project.
I have to add that we did ALL of this while living in the house! I must almost mention that doing all of this with a one year old at the time was quite hard and challenging, but she also thoroughly enjoyed helping us
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice
Cabinet Color: Sherwin Williams Pure White (Advanced Paint by Benjamin Moore)
Island Color: Benjamin Moore Fieldstone
Knobs & Pulls: Top Knobs
Farm House Sink: Quality Bath
Countertops: Quartz Radiant
Barn Door Slides: Amazon