So now that all the holiday dust has settled, and all those fun decor posts are done. Back to house stuff!! And onto a few details about our Kitchen Update. And I would like to remind you that other than painting and a few decor changes, there was no major renovation that took place! It’s amazing the power of paint, and how that alone can transform a room. We started off with our main theme to de-brownize the space. While the cabinets are white, every other surface seemed brown, and appeared to take over the room.
So when we moved in it looked like this. Pretty much a blank slate. Since the kitchen was the only room in the house that wasn’t painted yellow, this room was on the bottom of our list to tackle. So we lived with it like this for a 2 years.
Then last January, it was time to start tackling the kitchen. And while I would still love to put in an apron front farmhouse sink, and bead board on the ceiling, and new countertops, and rip up the floor and put wide farmhouse planks down. Those are major projects, and they still aren’t on the top of the list, so I call those project phase 3. I created this mood board as inspiration for an overall feel for the kitchen, and I’m happy to say that we got pretty close. So lets take a closer look at all the changes done for phase 2.
We installed a plate rack wall on an awkward little wall between the basement and bathroom doors. Sadly I do not have a tutorial for this, but we followed this tutorial very closely, with some slight modifications. Basically we cut a giant whole in the wall, and my husband pre-esembeled the whole piece, and then installed it into the vast open whole. And lots of white paint later, you have what you see in the pic below. (This was taken during fall, with a fall chalkboard and leaves, but it gets switched up quite a bit.)
Here is a quick breakout of all the things we added:
New Paint : Horizon by Benjamin Moore
New bead board for Island & Backsplash
New Corbels for shelves and upper cabinets – Home Depot
New Pendant Lights – Lowes, faux finish diy’d here
Matching Bar Stools – IKEA (not found online)
Plate Rack Wall – using mostly this tutorial
Chalkboard Wall – tutorial here
So hopefully that answers most of your questions! And don’t forget to enter the HomeGoods Gift Card giveaway!!