My kitchen is DONE…well, almost! It’s ready for me to share with you and all the little things will get finished slowly over the next couple of weeks.
They call it a challenge for a reason. This has been the hardest DIY project I’ve ever tackled. It was a little ambitious of me to take this on by myself, but I did it!
I ended up hiring a plumber to hook-up the range, my husband was there when I needed a second set of hands, and Sara (sincerelysarad.com) helped me hang the wallpaper…other than that it was all ME. AND I’m exhausted.
There were so many days that I worked from the time I got up until I went to bed. This week I stayed up after 2am just trying to get ahead, and I’m still posting this a day late.
There are so many small projects in this space and once I have a chance to catch my breath I’ll be sharing some tutorials. Honestly, I was just trying to work as fast as possible and not really thinking ahead. Not the best move for a blogger! 😅
Along the way, I’ve shared some of the problems that have come up and this last week had its fair share. The rug was the first hurdle. I got it off of Etsy and it shipped from Turkey. I had purchased it to go between the sink and island, but the measurements online were incorrect…and it doesn’t fit.
Thankfully I was able to use it in front of the range, but since it wasn’t what I planned I was a little stressed at first.
The other big thing was the door for custom cabinet. I spent hours and a lot of money building/modifying a door, only to have it not work in the end.
I’m thankful that it looks good as open shelving, because I was COMPLETELY out of time to make any other changes.
This kitchen has a mix of different wood tones and metals, but I love how they all work together. I’m not an “everything has to match” kinda girl!
The only appliance we bought was the range, so I needed to work with stainless steel. However, I our French door hardware is brass.
I decided to keep the faucets stainless, but use a Champagne bronze (brass color) for the hardware.
This side of the kitchen was a little harder to photograph because of the light coming in the doors. If you remember the BEFORE, this area had a kitchen table.
I LOVE all the extra storage that these two cabinets bring into the space. Our house doesn’t have any linen closest, no easy attic access or basement, so I need to find other ways to add storage!
A-Street Prints has such a great selection of BEAUTIFUL papers, so make sure you check it out!
I am so happy with how everything came together. Although, I would have liked for it to have gone a little smoother (and quicker) I LOVE it.
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