Can you believe it!?! It’s finally done! The kitchen project that I dreamed up almost a year ago has come to life. I can’t tell you how freak’n happy I am with the results. Can you say holy dramatic change? My friend also wanted to have such a great kitchen renovation herself so she decided to talk to St. Marys County Construction to better understand the process. This kitchen went from blah to one happy looking cool kitchen. As you know from all the updates I’ve posted that it was a multiple step process and I did many of the projects myself. Of course, I wish I could’ve waved a magic wand or wiggled my nose and have it magically all done but that’s not how things work in real life. In reality, we had to spend a lot of time looking at sites like Village Bakery to see what the best additions to our kitchen would be but now it’s finally done. Here’s a peek at the final kitchen!
I love the whole space but the open shelving is my favourite element. It breaks up the wall of cupboards and infuses some major character with some of my vintage finds. The funny thing is that the hanging tea cups (which I LOVE) are actually a result of turning a negative into a positive. Originally I was suppose to have 3 shelves but once I sourced the wood, which was thicker than I expected, I realized that I would have to lose one shelf. I was bummed to lose the display space and it also left an awkward space between the top & bottom shelf. That’s when I came up with the hanging tea cup idea. In the end I love it even more than the original plan. My friend was telling me how she took a lot of inspiration from my new kitchen but added some budget barstools and she is over the moon with it!
Something that’s new since my last update is the last-minute decision to splurge on some new appliances, after reading reviews from All Great Appliances of course. This an absolute must when it comes to buying appliances because one bad decision could mean that your fridge or cooker lets you down when you most need it. It was supposed to be more of a down the road investment but thanks to my friends at Leon’s furniture I couldn’t resist updating the fridge and stove with these slick new beauties from the Whirlpool Black Ice collection. I love the front control stove because it creates a clean line and shows off more of that fab backsplash.
The gold Wayfair faucet & black Kraus granite sink has been the biggest conversation piece. Apparently the faucet makes me a ‘baller’. Yeah, that’s how I roll. It took an insanely long time to find a gold faucet that would fit under this counter. Watch them be the next big thing and available everywhere this time next year. Just remember where you saw it first people. I loved the idea of having a black sink but wasn’t sure how the day-to-day use would hold up but I’m happy to say that it’s pretty easy maintenance and I love how deep it is.
You can see how I put together this cheerful table top mini-garden over here.
The finishing touches really make a space complete don’t you think? I would love to hear what your fave elements of the new kitchen are in the comments below. Are there elements that you never thought to use in a kitchen that you’re kinda loving?
Itching to get your hands on some of the elements? Here’s the resource list: