Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kitchen Inspiration and Life Updates



     You guys! This summer has been a whirlwind. We bought, started major renovations and sold a house all within 4 months! We had almost 6 straight weeks of company and it's hard to believe the summer is coming to an end. Although I am sooo ready for cooler weather, oversized sweaters and hot cocoa every day, this summer has been really good to us. We are traveling this month to close on our Florida home but when we get back we're starting our kitchen renovation. I am so excited! Here is a quick picture of what our kitchen looks like now:

Although the salmon colored tile is gone thanks to my two days spent with a tile chipper. #hellocarpaltunnel #worthit

As soon as Justin installed the hardwood floors (God bless that man) it changed the whole look of the house. It is so cozy! Some people are opposed to hardwood in the kitchen, but we aren't! And we didn't want to disrupt the flow of the flooring downstairs by adding tile in here. Oh and I'm still recovering from the hatred I had of the Florida tile in our old house. If I never see another oversized rectangular tile in my life I will be happy.

We originally planned on having a bright white kitchen. White cabinets with light countertops. But after finishing up the staircase which took no less than 6 coats, (I wish I was being dramatic!) I realized it wasn't going to be fun. So guess what color we are painting our cabinets? GRAY! Say what?!?

Totally crazy right? I created a fun little moodboard to share my inspiration for the kitchen-here is where our heads are at:


Gray cabinets, white backsplash, chunky farmhouse sink, dark hardwoods, YES. I am so excited to start the transformation.

The truth is, I am not totally pro-cabinet painter. I don't feel like every kitchen needs to have painted cabinets to be awesome. And honestly, if our cabinets weren't so out of date I probably wouldn't be painting them. It's just a much cheaper option to paint than to replace. Our plan is to move the cabinets closer to the ceiling and add molding to give it a more custom look. The budget for the kitchen is $3500.

So what do you think? Awesome in the making right?! It's ok if you hate painted cabinets. I've learned over the last few years that not everyone is going to have the same taste as me and that's OK! I mean not everyone would dedicate an entire corner of their kitchen to their dog like I did, right? Right! ;)

Do you guys have any fun house projects planned? I feel like everyone and their brother sister is having a baby so I can't wait to see all the cute nursery reveals coming up! As for us, no nursery reveals anytime soon. Justin is hilarious and keeps telling me we're going to have a baby in 2016 because it just feels right. I told him 2021 feels more right to me. ;) I'll let you know who wins. :p

Happy Wednesday! 
Xo




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