Good Morning. I hope everyone's summer is going well. I am excited to finally share our kitchen with you all today! We started with a very dark kitchen and I absolutely love how bright and fresh it looks now! Our home is only about 4 1/2 years old, so we already had really nice cabinets, stainless appliances and a great layout. Therefore, our changes were not major structural ones, but instead smaller cosmetic ones.
I love the look of an all white on white kitchen. We started a couple of years ago with painting the cabinets white which you can see more of here and here. And we finally completed the look about a month ago by adding the white subway tile backsplash. I was back and forth on whether to lay it horizontal or do a herringbone pattern, as well as whether to do a light or dark grout. Both looks I really liked, but finally decide to stick to a simple, classic look and go with the horizontal pattern and light grout. We did the backsplash ourselves, which was fairly easy once we got the hang of it. The harder part was actually removing the old tile and repairing the drywall before we could even get started. Before we installed the new backsplash, we also added under cabinet lighting which is wonderful! My husband did all the electrical work for those and I'm so excited that I can actually prepare food on our back counter tops now.
Lighting was the next change we made. You can see in the before picture below that we started with 3 smaller pendants over our island. For this makeover, I wanted to eliminate one of the small lights and instead switch to two large pendants. While hunting for lighting, I came across this round, wood chandelier and fell in love with it! So I decide, why not move the current breakfast table pendant (very similar here) to the island, buy one more to match, and replace the breakfast light with this pretty round one. Great plan, until the new island pendant arrived and was ever so slightly different from the old one. Ugh!! Same store, same name, but it had been changed a tiny bit. So much for saving a little $$$, as I had to order a second island pendant. But after all that I love how it all turned out and how they compliment each other!
The breakfast area also got a little refresh. In addition to the new light, I also purchased new chairs (love the gray finish on these) and decided to paint my pedestal table white. We used the same spray technique as we did on some of our previous painted furniture projects. And to give the table a protective finish we sealed it with 3 coats of polycrylic which will hopefully help it stand up to our daily use.
Would love to maybe change out the faucet one day and of course a lighter color granite would be so lovely, but it is not in our current budget. So, it will stay as is. For now :)
- jug on breakfast table, platter with apples - Homegoods
- tea towels and utensil holder - Homegoods
- cabinets - Kwal Paint Pure Snow
- walls - Kwal Paint Bone White
- trim - Kwal Paint Pure Snow
Have a wonderful day!!
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