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the kitchen reveal

16 Aug

Hello World!

I’m finally sitting down to blog! Oh my, stop the press!

For good reason too, I wanted to finally share with you our updated kitchen.

First a trip down memory lane…

Really old kitchen

2007 – what our kitchen looked like when we first moved in…ummm yeah and this is even after we painted the cabinets. It worked though, we were young and had a lot of parties here.

Old kitchen

2009 remodel – we pushed out the house to enlarge the kitchen and add a breakfast nook. Loved my kitchen but definitely had some regrets later on about the granite and not going with white cabinets.

2013 – the husband gave the go ahead to paint the cabinets. Yippee!

And here’s the final result!!

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We decided to take off four of the cabinet doors hoping it would open the space up more, I really love how it turned out!

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Also switched out all the hardware, this process drove me nuts I probably ordered about 20 different pulls because I so wanted cup pulls but in the end our cabinets have so much detail that a simple sleek pull complimented them so much better. The knobs were easy, I knew I wanted crystal and found some great ones at House of Antique Hardware. The pulls are from School House Electric

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The cabinet color is Benjamin Moore’s Simply White and the wall color is Revere Pewter 50% formula, one of my all time fave colors!

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I can never pass up a good throw pillow, love that I now have some in my kitchen!

pillow sources are: spotted black & white, pink geometric clearance bin at West Elm, Ikea stockholm pillow, gold polka dot, pink Ikat

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The ever so popular hicks pendant, I’m sorry I will never grow tired of this light. Its just gorgeous. That is all.

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I’m loving our bench, not only does it free up so much space in our tiny nook but meals have become so much more intimate and cozy.  My favorite is breakfast with my Zo and the morning sun beaming through.

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Just picked up this little cart for our smoothie station.

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We gave Zoe her own little drawer and she just loves sitting in it. Ha! I hope it doesn’t break.

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Very VERY special thanks to my amazing husband for all his hard work on this project and for putting up with all my indecisiveness.

I love you.

somethings a little off

14 Mar

I don’t know if you noticed but now that we moved the table to the right for the upcoming built-in bench, our chandelier is looking a little off…

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So instead of having the husband move the electrical box, I was thinking of just putting up a flush mount or semi flush mount light. I’m hoping by going with this option you won’t notice the off centerness. Plus its a good excuse to update our light fixture, I’m super sick of this Pottery Barn one, my style has changed so much over the last 3 years.

Here are some pretty lights I found.

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OK technically these two aren’t flush mounts, but I think if I hung them high enough they could work.

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So what do you think? It’s so hard for me to picture it without the cabinets painted. (which we plan to do soon! Yeee!) So help me out, do you have a fave?

the nook

8 Mar

So now that I’ve finished the living room (for now at least) I wanted to start tackling our breakfast nook. It had been previously taken over by the dogs but now that Zoe is eating solids we have really started to use the area again.

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You can’t really tell from the photo but the table was way to big for the space, and now with the addition of a highchair it felt very crowded.

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So on to craigslist the table went and in came the new!

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I had been wanting a vintage Saarinen table for a long time now, but damn are they expensive! So I decided to just bite the bullet (after much convincing to the husband) and buy the knock off version from Ikea.

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I absolutely love it! You really can’t beat the price and it’s the perfect size for the space. Yay!

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We also plan to install a built in corner bench, which will free up a lot more space.

So much pretty inspiration on pinterest.

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Anyway I’m excited to see it all come together and this time I’ll try and keep you all in the loop!

Have a great weekend!

Update on Stencil Wall

23 Sep

Happy Friday!

Well unfortunately after much discussion the stenciling of the hallway is not going to happen and I did try!

But with the gorgeous plaster my husband slaved over and not to mention the uneven walls and 4 doorways it sadly was not in it’s future.

The good news is the kitchen nook has been chosen instead!

This space as always seemed plain to me, so I’m really looking forward to vamping it up.

Oh and here’s a picture of the stencil I chose

It’s called Casablanca Trellis by Royal Design Studios

Wish me (us) luck!

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