Are you ready for picture overload? I am pretty excited about this new kitchen remodel! But first you need to see these before pictures of what it looked like right before we moved in January this year. You can also read about the remodel process HERE and where we have come from the past five weeks on this six week design challenge.
It was pretty depressing being in that old kitchen. It felt dark, dated and dirty. I was already going through a big adjustment moving 2,000 miles away from family and friends that I love so much, so this kitchen didn’t help my outlook on life. I needed my white kitchen! I had a white kitchen in my old kitchen that we built in Utah about 8 years ago.
I am a firm believer that your surroundings effect your mood and state of happiness. I especially know that to be true with this new kitchen. It is lighter, more functional and much more enjoyable to be in. Going to the white cabinets just feels like home and us. My happiness jumped a lot of points.
My chalk board was an old mirror that was broken, I painted the back with chalkboard paint to create a focal point. Find a large chalkboard HERE.
We added this little pendant light as you enter our kitchen off of the hall. The light switch to the kitchen is over by the door to the deck, and in the middle of night or early morning someone could seriously get hurt without a light. I have had this light for a long time.
You can find similar things HERE
I wrote about my butcher counter tops HERE I have loved them more than I thought I would. We have left water on them over night and I panicked thinking there would be a big water spot but to my surprise there was nothing! You can find similar gold hardware like mine HERE (mine are discontinued, but same size I linked).
This light is from Ikea, I love the touch of gold and the cord with the black to tie in my floors. You can find it HERE
I used silly putty in my Utah home to attach plates to my tile, but in the East it is too humid so I had to use command strips. I also used silly putty on my fridge to attach the frame. It works great.
You can find my kitchen faucet HERE. My sink is from Ikea you can find it HERE. I was pretty adamant that the sink be under-mounted. I like to be able to just wipe the crumbs right into the sink. Not to mention I love the look of it. This sink has been great, you can lay a cookie sheet flat in it and wash a baby…everything you dream of in a farm sink but for less than $200!
My tile is called Palazzo Florentina Deco tile in 12×12 in the Castle Graphite Finish you can shop it HERE. You can find similar tile HERE. We clean them with vinegar and water.
I love my GE Appliances, they are retro and so fun. The pricing was also very affordable. Find them HERE.
We live in Connecticut, about an hour from New York City. I found this antique license plate and thought it would be a perfect tribute to our new home.
I grabbed these cup holders from Home Depot and mounted them under our cabinets for extra storage. And I love the look too.
The previous home owners had their dining table in a bedroom that we are now using as our master bedroom. We had to be able to have an eat-in kitchen. I love to have my girls around me as I make meals and they can read, color and work on homework. The settee also adds a lot of extra seating too and makes a cozy spot to stay awhile. The X-back chairs you can find HERE.
My tile is called Florentina Deco, I wrote more about it HERE I found my marble top dining table at an antique shop, but you can find some similar in the bottom of this post.
I love the storage this gold bookcase offers. We actually use a lot of the pieces everyday and love how they look displayed. You can find it HERE.
This light was a cream distressed finish. Once my cabinets were finished the light looked dirty. So I went ahead and painted it white, it looks much better and brightens up the space even more. You can find the light HERE.
I have a thing with collecting anything animal. I spotted these whale salad tongs at Anthropolgie and they had to come home with me.
I spray painted my light switch covers gold, you can read about my favorite gold spray paint to use HERE. You can find my favorite Hello Sunshine art HERE. My back door is painted Gray from Benjamin Moore.
See what our kitchen looks like today and a complete tour of what is inside the cabinets HERE
Shop our kitchen and see a complete home tour HERE
Extra details on the kitchen remodel-
My walls are Cloud Cover from Benjamin Moore.
Window Treatments are discontinued you can find similar HERE
Appliances are GE Artistry collection you can find them HERE