A Peek at Our Kitchen

Finally I have some pictures of our kitchen to show you. I’ve realized that I’ll never be one of those people who are “done” with their house. If I waited until I am “done” with our kitchen to show you pictures, you may never see them….so I’ll just show you updates as I go. The major renovation portion has been completed for a while, I’m just working on the details now (veeeerrrry sloowwwly apparently).

We recently finished painting the kitchen, hallway, and all of the trim. The walls are Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and I absolutely LOVE the color. It’s not gray, it’s not beige, it’s just a perfect creamy neutral that’s so light and airy so it’s not distracting but has depth at the same time. The trim is painted Benjamin Moore White Dove.


Stuart kitchen before


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Cabinet space was lacking before so we took the cabinets all the way up to the ceiling (and purchased a footstool for me to reach them!) We added a whole wall full of more cabinets including a “pantry” which is just two large cabinets turned next to the fridge. We finished off the side with bead board that matches the cabinets.

Oh and that sink? A total splurge but I think it may be my favorite part of the kitchen.

We still have some work to do. Our plan is to replace all the blinds in our house, a little at a time to spread it out financially, so we haven’t done anything with the windows in this room. I also want to add a rug under the table to warm up the room and further define the “eating space”.

I’d also like to install wood shelves over the table to balance out the cabinets on the opposite wall. I’m thinking about something like this….

Kitchen Shelves

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I  have a large frame that I’m planning on making into a chalkboard for random notes, scripture verses, and quotes. That will also go on the long empty wall.

Our kitchen is a pretty small space so I have to get creative when it comes to storage. Our table has shelves that house our pots and pans. I have command hooks (aka best invention ever) hidden on the inside of our cabinet doors to hold measuring cups, utensils, pot holders, etc. I’m looking forward to new shelves which will give us more storage as well.

Decorating kitchens can be difficult because they have to be super practical. You also don’t want to go too trendy because it’s much harder to change a cabinet color, or backsplash down the road.

Well there you have it, our kitchen! I’ll keep you updated as we make progress. I’m also putting together a post on lessons learned through a kitchen renovation. Stay tuned!

All of the work was done by JK Carpets, if you’re in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area, check them out!

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TDC Before and After

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  1. LOVE your sink! My in-laws just got a big, country sink when they did their kitchen reno, and it’s now on my list of things I MUST have in our next house!

  2. I love your new kitchen!! Kitchen reno can be a crazy time. We did ours right before our daughter turned one, and oh my goodness. We lived out of 1/2 a living room for a few weeks, maybe a month. By the way, NICE apron front sink!

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