February 21, 2017

Kitchen Update and Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a nice weekend!  I wanted to do a little update on our kitchen remodel.  You may remember before Christmas we had our cabinets painted and then the holidays came and we took a break from house projects to enjoy our time celebrating Christmas and birthdays.  Our biggest problem now with our kids being the ages they are is "time."  They are so busy with after school activities and weekend activities that it's hard to fit in the diy projects like we used to.  February is always a busy month for us, as winter sports overlap with spring sports so we are usually doubled up for the month which allows even less time.  But as we approach the end of the month it's a relief to know we almost made it and the winter sports will finish up and things should slow down a bit anyways.

I saved the picture above from IG for inspiration.  And by the way...are you LOVING the Instagram save button?  I use it all the time!  I used to have so many screen shots of stuff I wanted to save, so I absolutely love it!  I really am not much of a Pinterest person.  I just can't get into it.  I very, very, very rarely save to Pinterest or look up stuff on there.  So this feature was an amazing update for me.  Anyways, I saved the picture above because we have the exact same window, cabinet, sink set up in our home.  One of our plans is to trim out our window, add a roman shade and add a new sink.  So the colors won't be the same, since we are doing white cabinets with a dark granite, but the overall look I hope to match.  I love everything Jenni from Dear Lillie does...she is amazing!!

So this weekend we got back to the kitchen and busted out the backsplash. 

Next up is drywall and then replacing the backsplash.  My original plan was to go with white 2 x 8 subway tiles and create a herringbone pattern, but now I'm leaning back towards classic white 3 x 6 subway tile.  The reason for the change is that the backsplash is such a small area that I feel like there's not a big enough space to really get a good herringbone pattern going.  Does that make sense?  And of course after told my husband (who will doing the tiling) that I think I changed my mind, he was all about it, since a horizontal pattern will be so much easier to install. 

We also replaced the knobs on the cabinets with these.  We are really liking them and they are a fraction of the cost of the name brand hardware that looks very similar.

Lighting and seating are pretty much the same as my original plan, but I'm now thinking about changing out my breakfast table chairs with these Riviera Side Chairs instead of using this style for my barstools.  The reason being is that I added bamboo roman shades to our family room and plan to add them to the breakfast nook and I think with my current chairs it will be too much of the same material. 

I also think I might put the Darlana pendant (a larger size) over my breakfast table as opposed to above the island and use this library sconce above my kitchen sink.  My island is small in size and the breakfast table is so close by that I feel like 3 pendants in such a close area will be too much.  And again with this plan, the electrical change will be so much easier on my husband.

So overall still the same general look for the kitchen, but tweaked a bit.  Sometimes it's nice to not rush a remodel as you figure out what works for you as you live in the space; however, our pace is not my favorite either :)

Have a great day!


  1. Love your inspiration pic and can't wait to see how your kitchen progresses. I just finished our kitchen remodel and love it, so hang in there, it does all finally come together.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Marty! Yours looks beautiful!

  2. I too adore Jennifer and her gorgeous home. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

  3. Love your inspiration for the kitchen!!! I hear ya on lack of time. This time of year is crazy for us too :(

  4. Love the kitchen, Where did you purchase the curtain? Thank you


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