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August 8, 2013

Our Kitchen Renovation: Before + After

I've been dying to show you guys the dramatic difference from frumpy 1970's kitchen, to a chic and welcoming space. It's by far my favorite room in the house since I enjoy cooking and baking frequently, and I am loving how it turned out.

Our kitchen inspiration was a light and fresh space full of colorful pops of green, yellow and turquoise. We chose to conserve our tight budget by painting our current cabinets and switching out the hardware, which added the extra light and modern feel we were going for. We painted the walls a nice neutral gray to provide a clean contrast to our fresh white cabinets. It also set the perfect canvas to play with colorful accessories!

Due to the limited space, we chose to maximize what area we had in clever ways. I can't tell you how good it felt to knock out a few unused cabinet nook and crannies.

AKA... goodbye outdated bread box and hello fabulous counter space!!

Need a good tip? I simply tried to explain to Adam that the more counter space we have means the more baked goods I'm able to whip up with the extra room. ;) Instant win.

How do you think we did?

And to wow you even more... here is a photo that was taken before Adam purchased the house almost 4 years ago. We've come a LONG way! 

We changed the little corner of dead space into a cute little coffee bar area and we love how it all came together! We took our sweet love print from our wedding to add some art deco and personalization.

I am typically not great at visualizing spaces or decorating, but I am pretty proud with the accessories that we chose. i love how the space reflects our personalities and contemporary style.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to my sweet daddy who dedicated hours and hours to re-wiring our electrical, installing our range hood, and dealing with our home's 1970's eccentricities! It was a wild ride.

Oh yeah, and his studly assistant was a pretty big help too!! Love you both!

I know a few of you have seen little glimpses on Instagram and asked where you can find certain items used, so I listed out the details below for you!

Project Materials //

Wall Color // Sherwin Williams Functional Gray
Trim & Cabinet Color // Sherwin Williams Dover White

Accessories //

Scentsy Yellow Plug-In
Votive Candle - sold out // similar one here
Printed Coffee Mugs - sold out // other Crate and Barrel mugs here
Lemon Towel - sold out // other Crate and Barrel towels here


What do you guys think?!

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  1. SO Freakin AMAZE-balls.
    Great job!!! Great flow, colors, and vibe.
    You could not have done better !!!

  2. Wow that looks amazing!

  3. It looks so good! Seriously, this belongs in a magazine or something!

  4. I love it! You did a great job!

  5. It looks SO DARLING!! And so YOU! I always knew this is just what your kitchen would look like when we were grown up : ) Sunny, bright, cheery, sophisticated, happy - just like you!!

  6. GORGEOUS!!! Love the clean white look with pops of color :)

  7. This looks amazing!!!

  8. It LOOKS AMAZING!! What a transformation :) Those are my kitchen colors too! Love the cabinet door styles...they are so unique and the coffee bar is adorable!! Be sure to link-up to my design in your home party! I feature my favorites every month!

    XO Samantha

  9. Wow! It looks amazing!! At firstI thought you had totally gutted it - but those are the same cupboards, right? Amazing what paint can do to transform a space. I also LOVE the coffee station idea. I've pinned it for future reference!

  10. Amazing! So bright and pretty! LOVE the yellow accents!!! Great job!

  11. WOW!!!! Unbelievable….GREAT job…soooooo pretty!! love it and you guys!

  12. You guys did an awesome job! The kitchen looks FAB!!

  13. I love it!! Great job guys :)

  14. Look AMAZING! Love love love the backsplash!

  15. Hi Meg! I've been reading your blog for a while now and it always makes me so happy :) My boyfriend and I recently bought our first home together and I am dying to decorate it. I think this looks absolutely incredible - hoping I can have your ability to visualize and decorate a space like this! Seriously, fantastic job and thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Omg it looks even more incredible here than it did on instagram!! So beautiful!!

  17. WOW it is SO beautiful! I'm crazy jealous!!

  18. I love it! You guys did an amazing job. I totally love the backsplash and am hoping to update our kitchen soon with something similar. I do have one quick question. Where did you get your corkboard? I think I saw that you had covered it and I would like to do something similar.

  19. I love it! It looks so light and airy, and the coffee station is just perfect! :-)

  20. I saw the pic on Insta the other day & have been following along! It looks AMAZING!!! Y'all did such a great job! Going through the same thing right I know how much hard work y'all put into this! It's absolutely beautiful!

  21. Looks awesome!! Soo much brighter!!! Everyone says we should paint our cupboards but I'm a chicken!!

  22. I love it! Such a huge improvement to what it was before!

  23. Love it!! Absolutely gorgeous!! :)

  24. Really it's a gorgeous and amazing. It's look like's awesome and i love it. You can more see cookware set here...

  25. Ethan HarryMarch 06, 2015

    amazing work has done thanks for sharing and keep it up
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