{Kitchen} The Reveal!

If you’ve ever remodeled a room…specifically a bathroom or kitchen…then you know just how stressful it can be. Granted, it’s completely exciting to be able to create a space exactly to your liking (or as ‘exactly’ as the budget allows), but there are just so many decisions…the kind of expensive decisions that are reallllllly hard to undo.

For those reasons, I usually tend to second guess every choice that accompanies a remodel…and this Kitchen was no different. But all these months later, I’m thrilled with every hand-wringing, self-doubt inducing, reach-further-in-the-bank-account decision we made, and I pinch myself every time I walk in this room. I can’t believe this is my house, and I get to boil water in this Kitchen! (Just kidding, I use the toaster, too.) πŸ˜‰

 

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I know it’s been a long wait, but truthfully, I kept procrastinating the full reveal for fear the room wasn’t perfect yet, or I wouldn’t do it justice. You guys stuck with me through every painstaking step of the reno, and I wanted it to be worth all the anticipation. 

But I finally realized the room will never be perfect, or even complete, nor will everyone like it…but we love it. Like, really, really love every last detail of it! This post is pretty photo-heavy (hence the truncated post…sorry for that!), so I’ll let the pictures do the talking, then follow up with a Before & After post outlining all the details, changes, and updates. 

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This room truly is the heart of our home…where we gather every morning and night, and usually all the hours in between. The space works and flows so much more efficiently now, too, and I’m actually excited by the prospect of cooking. #gofigure

We’re still working on a few design and organizational details, so I’ll be back to discuss those, along with the full breakdown. Oh! And be sure you’re following me on InstaGram or Facebook…I finally get to reveal the big secret later today!

{SOURCE LIST}
// Main Kitchen Elements //
Backsplash Tile | Home Depot
Cup Pulls | Build.com
Cabinet Knobs | Build.com
Lantern Pendants | World Market
Faucet | Moen Weymouth
Drink Refridgerator | Home Depot
Hardwood Floors | Lumber Liquidators
Main Cabinet Color | Sherwin Williams ‘Mindful Gray’
Butlers Pantry Cabinet Color | Sherwin Williams ‘Iron Ore’
// Decor //
Woven Bar Stools | World Market
Persian Runner | eCarpet Gallery
Stove-side Basket | Target
Oil & Vinegar Bottles | Crate & Barrel
Measuring Spoons | Anthropologie
Cutting Boards | World Market
Tea Pot | HomeGoods
Marble Vase | HomeGoods
Pineapple Tea Towel | Waiting on Martha
Striped Tea Towel | West Elm
Coffee/Cream/Sugar Pots | HomeGoods
Silver Tea Set | Wedding Gift
Cake Stand | HomeGoods
Striped Wooden Bowl | World Market
Wood Bread Bowl | HomeGoods
Monogrammed Silver Julep Cups | Mark & Graham
Rustic Ivory Planter | World Market
// My Outfit //

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91 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love ❀️❀️❀️

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  2. it's all about that backsplash for me- LOVE!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  3. Oooooooooooooh! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! SUCH A GORGEOUS SPACE! I love the tile, the cabinets, the pulls, the floor, the rug, THAT WOODEN BOWL WITH THE COLORFUL BORDER, the teaspoons casually hanging over the silver pitcher, the wooden tools in the pitcher, the coffee bar, the cake pedestal, I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!! Well done friend!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  4. Such a great space! Love all the pretty details and accessories you added and seeing that coffeemaker made me miss my morning cup I gave up. Beautiful job sweetie! XOXO

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  5. I can certainly understand why you pinch yourself every time you walk into your kitchen. All of that hand wringing paid off because it's gorgeous! Enjoy your new space!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  6. Love it love it love it! That butlers pantry alone….

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  7. Oh wow, you really did an amazing job, this is gorgeous and looks like total perfection to me. Love, love, love the tile backsplash, stunning.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  8. Your kitchen is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and all the great ideas.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  9. Sarah wrote:

    Bahhhh! Its SO good!! Everything looks just perfect!!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  10. That butlers pantry type area is to die for!!!! Of course the pieces I like are from home goods, ours is awful (like every single thing is broken or poorly made awful)! The amount of stuff next to the stove bugs me, but that tile… Ooo!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  11. Lori wrote:

    It was sooo worth the wait! It's…it's….wow….I could use so many different words to finish this sentence. Beautiful….gorgeous…..stunning!! Your kitchen is perfect and looks just like a "Cassie" kitchen! Well…..I feel like it does anyway, even though I really don't know you. It's light, bright and full of pattern. Love that tile!!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  12. Your kitchen looks awesome! I love the backsplash and the rug.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  13. April Hoff wrote:

    This kitchen is GORGEOUS, Cassie! I predict that it will only be a matter of time before we see it in a magazine! πŸ˜‰ Beautiful!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  14. bj wrote:

    I've never, EVER seen such a beautiful backsplash….it's totally stunning.
    My daughter told me about your great blog and I couldn't wait to visit. I am linking to follow and look forward to going back in your archives to see what all you've done.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  15. Cindy wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love it!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  16. How pretty! I love it! That backsplash is gorgeous!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  17. So, so fantastic. The backsplash and the runner are just…beyond. It's fabulous and your cute family looks so happy living in it – the most important part!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  18. Jenny wrote:

    It's gorgeous! I'm so glad that it's finished and you guys can enjoy it now! Can't wait to see what your next project will be! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  19. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful!!! I know exactly how you feel about making this type of huge, no-going-back, decision. I'm revealing our brand new engineered wood floors on my blog today and I would love if you would check them out!! This was totally one of those decisions and I actually used your dark wood floors as inspiration!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  20. Bravo! Everything is just gorgeous, Cassie! The rug was the perfect choice to finish off the space!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  21. Natasha wrote:

    it is beyond stunning my dear… you can do no wrong when it comes to design and decor in my book and i LOVE that it's unlike all the other kitchens out there!!! truly SUPERB πŸ˜‰ OXOX

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  22. Perfection!!! Everything came together so well!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  23. Joannah wrote:

    I really love the tile and the rug! Such a beautiful space. πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  24. What is the name of the runner? I can't seem to find it on the World Market website. Any help you could give would be appreciated!! Gorgeous kitchen.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
    • Their rugs are one of a kind, so I can't link my exact one…but you can narrow them down by color and size, and there are several that are quite similar to mine. xo

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  25. That space is unrecognizable!! You did an awesome job! Curious…what material are the countertops? I know they are orginal from before but they blend in nicely with your remodel.

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
    • Thanks girlie! Our counters are corian…which took some getting used to after having granite for so many years. I can't put super hot or cold items directly on it…but the upside is I get a solid white surface with no pattern (what I wanted to balance the backsplash) xoxo

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  26. Love everything!! Did y'all add the cabinets and the refrigerator at the same time? Or were your cabinets just the perfect height for a bev. fridge? I really want one, and I even have an opening for one (90's kitchen desk area opening), but I haven't found one that will fit. So, now I'm thinking of adding new cabinets to that section of my kitchen and was wondering your cabinet source. [Sorry for the long/ potentially confusing comment]. Thanks!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
    • Thanks Barbara! We search far and wide for a beverage fridge that fit the dimensions…and got lucky with this one (linked in the source list!). It's exactly the same width and height as one cabinet bay (probably not coincidence) So they cut out the cabinet and drawer above, and just slid the fridge in! Well, they had to install an outlet to power it, too πŸ™‚

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  27. Looking good, girl!!! Love that backsplash!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  28. Shannon wrote:

    Gorgeous! And THAT RUG!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  29. Worth "taking a risk" with the tile, it is gorgeous! I hope you have many happy, blessed years cooking in your beautiful new kitchen! Can't wait to hear about the big secret!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  30. PATI CLARK wrote:

    Cassie absolutely stunning !!!! What a way to brighten up your day with a great start entering your kitchen !!!! Enjoy the many meals and family gatherings in your new kitchen !!!! I can't wait to hear about the New secret …you always keep us on the edge …lol

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  31. Kelly wrote:

    It's really beautiful Cassie. That tile would make cooking so much easier! (I hope you bloggers get a kick back from Pelligrino as they get so much free advertising with kitchen reveals ; )

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  32. Yay! I'm sure you're so excited to have this all finished. I love the cabinets you chose, and your silver tea set, so elegant! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  33. Cassie, it turned out so beautiful! I love all the choices you made, the best one being that show-stopper tile for the backsplash. You and your family are just adorable and I wish you many happy years cooking in there! (Or boiling water, as the case may be.)

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  34. The black and white is stunning! The whole kitchen is just gorgeous!
    Brenda

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  35. So gorgeous and colorful! I see many more magazine spotlights in your future!

    Posted 8.11.15 Reply
  36. Cassie,
    It turned out beautifully. I hope you and your family enjoy many meals in this new kitchen together.
    Jennifer-yourstrulyjenn

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  37. Such a fun kitchen. I love everything you chose. Very inspiring!

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  38. Hey I want to pull up a barstool & pour myself some (a lot of) champagne (that I brought over; don't run out to buy several bottles just for my sake, darlin') whilst you cook to celebrate!!

    Girl. I love how it looks now!!! Is this for real?! Not enough exclamation points in the world to express how awesome this transformation is. And your family rocks. Would I be able to use them for my photos after our kitchen reno……

    PS. I got a new phone & lost your number!!! National emergency.

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  39. S Laurence wrote:

    So gorgeous! Just the right balance between personality and character, and white and fresh. Well done! You must be really enjoying the space.

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  40. Wow, it is really too beautiful for words. I just love everything about it. I was sent and email from Bloglovin and just had to take a peek. It was so worth it. I have to know what shade of white or is it gray that you used on the cabinets? Well, it is all so fabulous and I know you had to spend a fortune just on the materials….. looks so perfect. Lucky gal you are.

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
    • Thanks Sheryll! The cabinet colors are Mindful Gray, and all the details are listed and linked in the Source List at the bottom of the post! I found some really great deals on most everything, so it actually wasn't a budget buster! xo

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  41. I love this room! Such a wonderful transformation. When cane I come over? I'll even cook for you πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
    • Cooks have an open invitation!! πŸ™‚ xo

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  42. Kelli Fox wrote:

    Well I'm totally in love πŸ™‚ We are working on our kitchen too – and the decisions are hard! So permanent! haha – take a look when you get time πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  43. priscilla wrote:

    Where did you get the cabinets?

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
    • They were original to the house…we just painted them!

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  44. I love your blog and glad I found it today! Excited to follow you!

    Linds @ not a mom

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  45. Narci wrote:

    I DIE!! AMAZING!!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  46. All of the decisions came together perfectly!!! It's so beautiful and so Cassie! The backsplash and rug are showstoppers. I have a feeling we'll be seeing this in a magazine before too long!

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  47. So good! And you're so cute. πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  48. What in the world? This is the most unique and beautiful kitchen I've seen! You seriously were so lucky to have great cabinetry and those amazing windows on either side of the range…WOW. Who knew it could look like this? You are so talented and your photos are like a magazine. I never would've thought to take shots with the family in them like the magazines do….super cool!

    Posted 8.12.15 Reply
  49. I love it girl! You did an amazing job. No wonder you grin every time you walk into the room!

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  50. FANTABULOUS!!! My combination of fantastic+fabulous. Just a beautiful space all around.

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  51. Perfection! I love that you brought in the wood accents and the woven bar stools…they add the perfect balance against the black, white & grey and the splash of color with the rug is amazing. Super impressed…now to steal some ideas!

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  52. Mallory wrote:

    You outdid yourself, mama! Love every inch!

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  53. Abbie wrote:

    YEEEEHAW! That is geeeeorgeous, Cassie! That backsplash definitely steals the show!

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  54. Liz Jo wrote:

    oh my gosh!!! it's beautiful I want to visit your kitchen!

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  55. Like erry thang you do, it's perfection! The gray cabinets, the *amazing* backsplash, that fab rug 😍😍😍 You know I don't leave comments anymore (I'm strictly a blog lurker now 😜) but daaaaaayum…this deserved a gushing comment ❀️

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  56. QUESTION,!
    Love what you did & i am planning to do the same in my kitchen.
    I am assuming you layed your wood floors up to the cabinets & just under appliances. So, my big question is, how did your dishwasher fit under the counter top & what did you have to do to get it to fit???
    My husband is insisting we have to take out all the cabinets & lay floors under everything? Please help, this big issue has held up our doing it for years!

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
    • The floors only raised the dishwasher about half an inch, so not enough to make fitting an issue. The floors are all the way under the dishwasher and fridge.

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  57. Kristy wrote:

    Dying!!! Love every incredible detail. The tile? Amazing. You ROCK! xoxo

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  58. I'm lucky enough to have been in your kitchen and you captured it beautifully! Thanks for providing the source list! And your staycation looked so fun. Loved getting to see all those family photos. How do you stay so skinny eating only Mexican food?!?! πŸ˜‰

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  59. The kitchen is stunning down to every detail. We are in the middle of a full kitchen reno. Hopefully by this weekend we will be towards the end. Loved all the pictures. Simply beautiful

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  60. So so gorgeous! I love every single detail too.

    Posted 8.16.15 Reply
  61. I love everything! If possible, can you tell me where is the white salt/pepper mill from?

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  62. Katy wrote:

    Shockingly stunning!

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  63. Jessica wrote:

    The baggallini rolling back and I would take it on just about every weekend trip!

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  64. mwimp wrote:

    it's beautiful! luv luv luv that rug! the vase is perfect there (I spy! I'm jonesing for that vase!) I finaly found some old antique tin ceiling tiles I'm going to use as a back splash I just need new counter tops! haha. I'm thinking real butcher block

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  65. Kristen wrote:

    I'm in LOVE with your kitchen! I can't even pick a favorite part! The lanterns, the rug, the backsplash…everything is AMAZING!

    I did have a question…how much of the wood grain shows through the paint on your cabinets? Do you feel like it's something you notice? We're getting ready to paint our cabinets and that's something I've been curious about. Thanks in advance!

    Posted 8.26.15 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Kristen! That's a great question…on the existing cabinets that had a layer of varnish, you can barely see the grain. On the new cabinets we had built, the grain def shows through more (even after priming). It was something I thought would be an issue, but honestly, I don't even notice it. And also, I don't mind that you know they are wood…adds a bit of texture and and depth. Hope this helps!! xo

      Posted 8.26.15 Reply
  66. sks wrote:

    This is a small thing, but I'm loving that little white tin with the orange pattern. Is it a tea cannister? I can only make out the word "grapefruit." I'm guessing that there's a strong chance that this was a random find at Home Goods, but just in case this is a favorite, I thought I'd check. Between the cute tin and a tea in one of my favorite flavors, I'm intrigued!

    Posted 9.13.15 Reply
    • Love that you're looking so closely at the pictures!! That tin is an Anthropologie candle…smells like heaven!! And it's cute sitting out bc of the tea tin package!! xo

      Posted 9.14.15 Reply
  67. Hi Cassie! Its all beautiful! Can you tell us what plants you have in the cute pots? Thank you!

    Posted 9.22.15 Reply
    • Thanks Aimee! The small windowsill is a succulent, the tall one by the sink is a money tree, and the stems in the white vase are faux cherry blossoms! xo

      Posted 9.23.15 Reply
  68. You've done the space justice- It's gorgeous!!!

    Posted 12.31.15 Reply
  69. jenna b wrote:

    What color are the walls and trim used in the kitchen and pantry area? It is a great offset to the lightness of mindful gray. I didn't see it in the other comments so I hope not to repeat questions!

    Posted 12.31.15 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Jenna! I can't believe I forgot to include that…and you're the first to ask! The walls are SW 'Repose Gray'…just one up from the cabinet color on the swatch. Hope this helps!! xo

      Posted 12.31.15 Reply
  70. Do you remember the name of your persian rug? I've been on the site but I can't find yours?

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • I wish I could link you to the exact one, but they are one of a kind. Perhaps email them and ask what they suggest that's closet to mine? I hope that helps!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  71. Beautiful kitchen, i like your backsplash, the color are perfect!, Fabulous job!!!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  72. Ashlyn wrote:

    So beautiful! I love the bold backsplash tile!

    Posted 4.6.17 Reply
  73. Very Nice

    Posted 11.27.17 Reply
  74. Bonniee wrote:

    Love love love your taste! What is the green color on the hood over stovetop range? That makes it perfect! Thanks for your help! Beautiful job on your kitchen!

    Bonnie

    Posted 8.20.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much! All the cabinets, including vent hood, are SW Mindful Gray.

      Posted 8.20.20 Reply