Kitchen Reveal

^^Before - Slate, Wooden built in eating area, more slate, microwave 

^^After - Added hood, added pendant lighting, painted everything, removed eat-in area and reworked island.

^^Before - It is hard for me to look at this before!!

^^Before - eating area with ceiling fan

After - Replaced with chandelier 

^^I love my sink and faucet!!

^^ My favorite kitchen candle!

I am so excited to finally be sharing our kitchen reveal with you!! It has been almost a year since we moved into our home. And while the kitchen reno was completed about 4 months after moving in, it has taken me this long to get the finishing touches all in place. I am finally "done" with this room - I promised Aaron I would be ;)

The before pictures are the listing pictures - and they are pretty shocking. My mom, who loves decorating and home design, took one look and said NO to the house ;). But I could see past the slate and the bad colors, and lack of lighting - the cabinets were a great style, the space was what we needed...I could picture it the way we wanted our kitchen to look.

I will list and link all of the items and colors below. To begin, we tore out the sink, microwave, the flooring, the counters, the backsplash. and the center island/table thing. It was rough living through the demo - as I am sure anyone who has lived through a demo will tell you.

I knew the overall feel of how I wanted the kitchen to be - a sort of elegant, timeless feel, but still warm enough to feel like a family kitchen.  That vision started with white cabinets - as I mentioned, the existing cabinets were a great style, so we were able to use them and add a hood and a couple similar cabinets added in places the demo took them out. We then painted the ceilings white and the walls a beige. I went with a herringbone pattern for our light grey subway tile backsplash. One of the things I was most excited for was our full, size farm-house sink and beautiful faucet. I over-analyzed faucets for a very, very long time.

At this point, I was in need of help. I counted on my friend, Erica Bryant, to again help me with the final stretch of this room. She helped me select hardware (which I daily think about how much I love it) and rugs as well as stage my kitchen counters. She does such a wonderful job of understanding my style and always presents me with a couple choices - which narrowing all of the hardware choices for me down to 2 was a HUGE help! I struggle with the staging aspect sometimes and I can always count on Erica to bring up ideas I wouldn't have thought of. I also appreciate being able to bounce ideas off of her and have her help re-arrange my current items. When putting this much work and money into a space, it is definitely worth having an expert help!!

If you have any questions on things I did not mention in the reveal, don't hesitate to ask! Thank you for following along!!

Cabinet Color - Benjamin Moore - White Dove

Wall Color - Sherwin William - Accessible Beige

Wood Floors - Homerwood - Birch with Black finish

Counters - Cambria Quartz - Ella



Hardware - pulls & knobs

Pendant Lights

Chandelier - Potterybarn sold out

Round Table - Grey Oak

Chairs - Legs: Grey Oak - Fabric: Belgian Linen in Natural

Counter Stools

Mirrors - Amethyst Home

Large painting - Home Goods




  1. Hi Brooke!
    Local reader here :) we are planning a kitchen reno sometime in the next year or two and I would love to know...which contractor did you use? Your kitchen is beautiful and has several elements I’m hoping for our kitchen- marble like counter, white cabinets, wood floors, etc. Thanks for the help!

    1. Hi Cally!! We did it ourselves - as in we hired all of the sub contractors. For our subcontractors, we had demolition, painter, counters, floor, tile, and electric (my dad!). I am happy to share any of those subs if you want - I would recommend them all! It was a little bit of a circus at times, but it was for the most part manageable!


Hello, I am Brooke...wife + momma to 3! I love coffee, lists, and anything monogrammed. Here you will find fun things that inspire me and I hope you enjoy as well. Thanks for stopping by!! XO


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