My home is my favorite place in the entire world. We spend a lot of time here. Although my husband and I do enjoy traveling, we find a great deal of pleasure in home improvement projects, including DIY. This summer we decided to get the exterior of our home painted, tidy up the landscape, acquire custom shutters and make some small interior changes as well. It’s pretty funny because when we first came up with the idea, we thought my husband would just do it all himself, because after all, he’s done plenty of DIY projects around the house. We were able to do everything ourselves except for exterior painting. Let me just tell you, if you have a two-story home, with dormer windows on the 3rd story, don’t even convince yourself that you can paint it alone. Haha. We quickly realized we needed to hire someone for that project. We went with The Perfect Blend, and I absolutely cannot wait to share the transformation with you. We are still awaiting the custom exterior shutters, but as soon as they come in and are installed, I’ll be doing an elaborate post on the entire process of the exterior transformation. And man, was it a process!
Today, I will be sharing our kitchen space. We decided to enhance the look of it by changing the island paint color and swapping out our wooden bar stools for a chicer set. Our kitchen is one of my favorite places in our entire home and it’s where we spend most of our time. I’m not sure if it is the floor to ceiling cabinets or the oversized island that I love most, but what I do know is that after the tiniest cosmetics changes were made, I’ve fallen in love all over again with the space.
Before I share with you the details of the makeover, let me fill you in on where our kitchen inspiration came from. About 2 months ago, there was a Parade of Homes in New Orleans. The moment we found out that Troyer Homes was being featured, we knew we had to make time to be there to see his work in person. Our mission was to find the perfect exterior paint color combinations, but we left with way more ideas than just that. My husband jokes that if we he would have known beforehand that I would have wanted to renovate, we would have just stayed at home that day.
I remember instantly falling in love with one of the Troyer Builder Homes that was being showcased. I felt like I was cheating on my kitchen, haha. It was so light and airy, dreamy and well…drop dead gorgeous. It made quite the impression on my husband and I both. On the drive home, I replayed that kitchen in my head and kept trying to figure out what we could do to enhance the look of ours without spending an arm and a leg! Prior to any changes that were made, our kitchen consisted of off-white floor to ceiling cabinets, with deep cream Jerusalem limestone countertops attached to an oversized island with two rustic-glam, oversized chandeliers that hung from the ceiling. The bottom of our island was a dark wood stain with matching wooden barstools.
BEFORE PICTURES OF KITCHEN:
After about 24 hours of deliberation, we decided to keep everything the same except the color of the island and barstools. We chose Sherwin Williams’ Dovetail which is a taupe-grey color for the island, and light gray and tan barstools. We searched high and low for barstools that fit into my vision and found the perfect ones on Overstock.com. Although it doesn’t seem like much, those small enhancements changed the entire look of our downstairs. It lightened up the space and gave it a chicer look, without taking away the rustic glam element that we love! Since we have an open concept throughout our living space, I was very pleased with how nicely the changes flowed with the rest of our downstairs space.
AFTER PICTURES OF KITCHEN:
The Coffee Table Set and Kitchen Buffet were older furniture that my husband and I acquired that he refinished, redesigned, and restored. They are definitely my favorite pieces in our home and hold a special place in my heart! I am certainly excited to share more DIY projects with you guys in the future!
Moral of the story, it does not take much to change an entire look of a room. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and changing out accessories is all you truly need! If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you so much for reading and I hope that you’ll subscribe. I’ll be sharing our exterior home transformation soon, and it’s something you don’t want to miss.:) Talk to y'all soon!