Yay! Another One Room Challenge project is off the list you all!
If you have been following the blog, you know that six weeks ago we signed up for a “little” kitchen revamp as a guest participant for the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home.
And this “little” kitchen refresh turned out to be this MONSTER project. Alright, so let me walk you down on memory lane and see how our kitchen transitioned from an old builder’s grade kitchen to a two-toned modern kitchen that it is today.
This was our kitchen when we moved into our home almost ten years ago. Oh, well. It was a beautiful kitchen but not for my taste. After living here for three years, we decided to give it a go and remodel our space. We chose to do it all alone without any contractors. We are huge IKEA fans, and we remodeled the kitchen with their stylish kitchen line. Seven years ago I (We) loved medium brown cabinets, but as time passed and I got a little older (and of course I got better with age) my taste and style have evolved. I still loved the style of our cabinets, but I hated the floor and the color scheme of the kitchen.
After talking the design plan through with the hub, we decided to give it a go and revamp our current kitchen with a few updates. I knew that I would need my hub 100% in this revamp as I could not head into this project alone. And he was my hero ALL the way.
We had the following things on our list to-dos:
- add open kitchen shelves
- painting the backsplash ( post is coming up)
- change flooring -new tile
- paint kitchen cabinets ( post is coming up)
- change countertops
Here is the mood board that I created while we were in the planning process. The hub approved it, and we got everything under control.
To tell you the honest truth, this was the hardest project ever, not because of difficulty but living without a kitchen was TERRIBLE! We used our bathroom sink to wash dishes, we ate cereal and Chick-fila for weeks, and we lived with everything being all over the place in the house! No fun!!! We have been married for almost 20 years (Holy Cow), and this kitchen thing for sure tested our marriage lol!
Alright, enough talking here.
Let me show you our new, fabulous two-toned modern kitchen.
I still pinch myself that this is OUR space, you guys! I know that my family will be enjoying this amazing kitchen throughout the Holidays and there will be lots of cooking, laughter, and love in here. I am so glad that I decided with the busy tiles as I think it just works! Life is too short and I believe we should live it bold and colorful. Make our house a home is what matters.
I hope you guys got a little bit inspired and if you are ever thinking about updating your cabinets be sure to check back here as I will share a tutorial on how we painted our IKEA cabinets soon! Stay tuned!
Huge Thank you to Wayfair for providing me with those gorgeous tiles and pendant light and BEHR for providing me the paint.
Upper cabinets: Ultra white
Lower Cabinets: Night Club
Faucet: Delta Faucet
Pillow covers – One Affirmation (Etsy)
Accessories – Target
If you want to learn how we hung those fun floating shelves, click on the link below!