Hard to imagine that less than two months ago this space ↑ looked like this ↓.
There are, of course, details to finish but yesterday we moved the fridge and stove over from the old kitchen and moved in.
The butcher block counter-tops and white cabinets are from Ikea. All the wood finish is oak from Tate’s mom’s property in West Virginia.
We decided to reuse our sink, stove, and fridge so the only appliance we bought was a dishwasher.
I haven’t lived with a dishwasher for over 10 years, I have a feeling I’ll forget to use it and keep doing the dishes by hand for a while.
(the bottom trim still needs touched up)
I am in love with all the counter space!
And the oversized drawers.
And the pantry!
We turned the old guest room closet into the pantry with shelves on three sides. This allows us to keep the wall space open, although we will add a few shelves.
We were torn on what to do for lighting.
Ball jars to the rescue!
I say that we did it but I must give the majority of credit to my amazing husband, Tate pulled out skills neither of us knew he had! (not that I’m surprised 🙂 )
We had professional help installing the support beam to replace the wall and we hired out for the drywall, otherwise it was all DIY.
This kitchen is going to be such fun to cook in! I just need to chop a beet on the counter to get over the fear of messing it up. 🙂
If you missed it, here are the other posts on building the kitchen.
i LOVE everything but especially those ball jar lights!! Any way Tate can give us a how-to on those lights? 🙂 Congrats on the new kitchen.
Sure! Coming up next week.
Yay. Just what I was asking for too. Still looking for lighting for our new home.
I love love love your new kitchen. It’s gorgeous! (even without being complete complete.)
I really like the look of the natural oak. Going to mentally file that one away. I grew up in an older home that had all natural wood work around doorways, baseboards, etc. Kinda miss it. The wife and I are talking to realtors to finally sell our typical suburban cul-de-sac house and get the (minimum) 5 acres outside city limits we’ve always wanted. I imagine some demolition and molding is in our future. Congrats on the new kitchen!
thanks! i look forward to following your adventure in reno’s too before long!
This space looks amazing! Those ball jar lights are incredible- your husband is very talented!
Thanks! I take credit for the inspiration and give him credit for execution on those. 🙂
Silvia @ skinny jeans food
Whoohoo! So exciting. Looks gorgeous. And now the really fun part begins – the finishing touches, decorating and making it totally yours in style. Yay Faith and Tate!
It’s sooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Walking out there in the morning to make breakfast must have been a dream 🙂
🙂 it’s surreal, I still go to the old kitchen!
It looks amazing.
I am so pleased for you and Tate and all your well fed guests. I hope to be there soon.
Husband @ Midwestern Bite
Ummm yeah. I want the ball jar tutorial. I have some amazing old blue ball jars the Father-In-Law picked up for me at garage sales that are just begging for something fun. Probably not in this house, but I will definitely find a place in the next. And I love the oak panels – I am a sucker for the rustic look.
Joanna @ Midwestern Bite
Okay, that last comment was from “Joanna” at Midwestern Bite, not my husband. He has been following all my favorite blogs lately and messing up the fields that auto fill.
Ha! What about the first one? That was actually him, right? At first I wanted blue ones for the lights but I’m pretty happy with the clear, they caste crazy shadows but I kind of like them.
Joanna @ Midwestern Bite
Yeah, the first one was definitely him! It was funny, when I mentioned to him what I had done he seemed worried you would think all the comments were me. Who knew my motorcycle man was such a geek 😉
Faith, it’s gorgeous! I especially love the wood finish. The ball jar lights are cute too!
It’s a lovely space, Faith, so clean and light. It will be a joy to cook in, I’m sure! That pantry is genius.
I am in love with your ball jar lights! Your kitchen looks great!
Alicia @ Treble Tart
Wow!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I am so jealous of all that counter space (right now, our kitchen is literally just one wall, with a fridge and a stove framing it on either side — so sad). I know what you mean about the dishwasher too! When I was away at school the past 4 years, I used to dirty extra dishes just so I could use the dishwasher. It was like a special luxury compared to coming home and doing them all by hand again. 🙂 Enjoy your awesome new space!