Holy cow ya’ll, being a stay at home mom is no joke. I’m not gonna lie I had WAY more “me” time during the day when I worked a desk job than now. BUT, I don’t want that to come off the wrong way…being a stay at home mom is harder but it SUCKS way less, haha. If that makes sense. All IMO of course. With that said, I had all these grand ambitions of blogging more but TIME, dear lawd TIME is not on my side these days. I’ll have to do a day in the life post but basically it’s tote kids around to school, feed baby, do house work, and try to fit in R+F work, THEN blog. Pour blog always getting the shaft.
Anyways, I want to start a new home update series. The most requested posts I get are for interior design stuff – which btw SO many people tell me I need to go into interior design and I love ya’ll for it but I am by no means a professional. I AM however happy to help my friends and blog readers so if you guys have home update or interior design questions just ask. Friend me on Facebook or Insta, shoot me some pictures and I’m alway happy to give you my opinion. 🙂
As most of you know we moved last July. Here she is – isn’t she cute!
This house had all the bones, floor plan and character we wanted but we knew going in there were several changes we wanted to make. Some immediate, some down the road, so I’ll walk you through room by room with a blog series of the updates we’ve made to each room. Let’s start with the kitchen since that’s what we did first. Who doesn’t love a good before and after (says the R+F girl) haha.
This was what the kitchen looked like staged for the open house we saw it during.
And now. Really we just updated the lighting, added a window shade, and changed the shelves from glass to wood ones painted the same color as the cabinets. Unfortunately the cabinet color is a custom shade they mixed up but if you really want it shoot me a message and can send you the picture of the mix on the paint can. The wall color in our whole house is repose grey.
And here is the other side of the kitchen before and after.
All we did here was decor, window treatments, lighting and change the purpose of the room. Instead of doing a kitchen table we made it a little keeping room. It’s so nice to be able to sit and socialize with the cook (ahem, Hunter) in the kitchen.
The house was built in 1980 and you can tell the cabinets are original. They just painted them before they put it on the market. They did however put in new quartz countertops, backsplash and new appliances before we moved in.
I’m super happy with how it turned out. Not going to lie when we first moved in renovating the kitchen was a HUGE priority. We would love to one day tear down the wall the oven and fridge is on to open it up to the rest of the house and get rid of the seating area to make it one HUGE long kitchen. However, after our $80k and $100k quotes we decided other updates were going to take priority. Now, after getting moved in and putting my design touches into the kitchen I don’t feel as much in a hurry. It’s the perfect cozy little kitchen.
I’ve tried to link up as much stuff as possible for ya’ll with sources but if I forgot anything just leave a comment and ask! xoxo