Kitchen | The Renovation Reveal!

Yep, you read that post title correctly…after months of teasing and empty promises, I finally have our complete Kitchen Reveal for you!!

To refresh your memory…we did some basic updating on our 90s Kitchen before moving in, that consisted mostly of paint and a new backsplash (see that reveal here). I had bigger plans and ideas, but from a budget standpoint, they’d have to wait. Fast forward three years (can you believe we’ve lived here that long?!), and the Phase 2 Kitchen Remodel was ON!

I knew I needed professional help (in more ways than one, ha!), so I called my uber-talented friend Emily Hewett and begged her to help me. We met years ago and became fast-friends, and I’ve loved watching her success skyrocket. She does whole-house, major design overhauls all over the country, so I was shocked she agreed to step in on my smallish project.

But actually, she and her team at A Well Dressed Home, take on projects of all sizes and budgets, and can offer everything from full-service design and install, to just the design plans. The moment I stepped in their offices, I knew my Kitchen was in good hands. See the plans and design components here.

My rockstar contractor pretty much took over from there, but Emily and her A Well Dressed Home  team was there for all the questions and issues that seem to pop up throughout a remodel. It was so comforting having someone with so much experience helping me with the big decisions!!

Enough chatter…let’s get to it! Everything is sourced under the pics and at the end of the post.

Warning: I’m beyond obsessed with this space, so it’s photo overload!! 

kitchen after photo white countertops light gray cabinets gold hardware

mexican tilework backsplash light gray sherwin williams paint brass hardware
Drawer Pulls | Door Knobs | Jute Runner (similar with no fringe) | Backsplash Tile | Sconce Lights | Cutting Boards

cooking in kitchen after renovation at gas stove
Sweater | White Jeans (love these new raw hem crops) | Cookware | Tea Kettle | Wooden Utensils 

The biggest game-changer in my opinion was taking the tile all the way to the ceiling. We were definitely nervous it would be overwhelming, but the boldness paid off! I’ve learned over the years that the only home decisions I regret are the timid ones.

The biggest bang for our buck was adding the brass trim to the vent hood. Would you believe we paid less than $200 for that upgrade?! I ordered the trim here, then buffed it to the sheen I wanted, and my contractor glued it on!

after kitchen renovation brass hardware light gray cabinets

muffins on white kitchen countertop
Cake Stand

gas stove and teapot in kitchen after renovation photo sherwin williams mindful gray

serving and cutting boards on kitchen countertop
Cutting Boards

The brushed brass hardware added more warmth to the room, and the sisal runner and wood accents gave it texture.

after kitchen renovation black white puppy on jute rug
Mollie Sugarplum

The biggest expense was taking the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, but doing so makes the Kitchen so custom. I opted for solid fronts instead of glass for practical storage, as opposed to just a display area I’d have to keep clean!

If you’ll recall, our original cabinets were short with a cathedral shape. We simply replaced them with taller doors with an updated shape. That made it more modern, but also allowed for proper proportions between the upper cabinets.

after kitchen renovation ovens in cabinets

white marble kitchen utensil holder on kitchen countertop
Marble Utensil Holder | Basket Tray | Wooden Utensils 

dog on jute rug in kitchen
Maggie Sugarplum | Jute Runner (similar with no fringe)

hallway to dining room jute rug
Dining Room

To avoid awkward tile breaks, we also carried the tile to the ceiling and floor on this sliver of wall, and behind the fridge.

keurig coffee station on kitchen countertop

keurig station on kitchen countertop

coffee station on kitchen countertop keurig machine

coffee station on kitchen countertop
Coffee Canister | Sugar Canister

after kitchen renovation sherwin williams mindful gray cabinets
Pendant Lights | Bar Stools (Very Similar HERE)

kitchen after renovation sherwin williams mindful gray paint cabinets

mom reading at kitchen countertop
Sweater | White Jeans | Bar Stools (Very Similar HERE) | Pendant Lights

kitchen after renovation rustic bar chairs kitchen after renovation sherwin williams mindful gray paint sink with gold hardware
Palm Print Drapes | Beaded Chandelier | Woven Blinds

after renovation kitchen sink potter barn brass faucet

rustic high top bar chairs

To disguise the outlets, we had them moved down closer to the counter, and I painted them the same color as the tile.

glass jars for dry cooking ingredients
Glass Jars | Vintage Ice Bucket (thrifted)

glass jars for dry ingredients oatmeal and pasta

after kitchen renovation bar pottery barn brass hardware and wine fridge
Cabinet Knobs | Drawer Pulls

mini bar station on lazy susan on white countertop
Round Marble Tray | Gold Rimmed Wine Glasses (love these, too) | ‘Drink Please’ Bell

after kitchen renovation sherwin williams mindful gray cabinets pottery barn boulevard brass drawer pulls

after kitchen renovation lower countertop cabinets jute rug pottery barn brass boulevard hardware

after kitchen renovation cutting board cookbooks flowers on white countertop pottery barn boulevard brass drawer pulls and knobs

cookbooks and flowers on cutting board
Large Butcher Block Cutting Board | Marble Tray | Cookbooks

What’s a good After without the Before?! These pics should jog your memory…

Kitchen Before

kitchen renovation before photo

Kitchen Halfway Point

kitchen with graphic tile during renovation before

Kitchen After

after kitchen renovation sherwin williams mindful gray paint cabinets brass pottery barn hardware

after kitchen renovation sherwin williams mindful gray paint cabinets brass hardware

Kitchen Source List

Cabinet Color  //  Sherwin Williams ‘Mindful Gray’
Butler’s Pantry Cabinet Color  //  Sherwin Williams ‘Iron Ore’
Window Trim Color  //  Sherwin Williams ‘Iron Ore’
Cabinet Pulls  //  Pottery Barn 4-inch
Cabinet Knobs  //  Pottery Barn Knob
Backsplash Tile  //  Patterned Tile
Library Sconces  // Hancock Wall Sconce
Faucet  //  Pull-Down in ‘Champagne Bronze’
Vent Hood Trim  //  Online Metal Store
Jute Runner  //  Overstock
Kitchen Decor & Accessories  //  World Market
Contractor  //  Classic Kitchens & Baths
Decorator  // A Well Dressed Home

after kitchen renovation sherwin williams mindful gray cabinet pottery barn boulevard brass drawer pulls

Such a huge transformation, but all cosmetic! We didn’t move a single plumbing line, gas line or do any demo other than chiseling out the old backsplash tile! This just shows the power of paint and a good decorator! I can’t recommend Emily and A Well Dressed Home enough (they work everywhere, not just DFW clients)! Check out their Instagram to see the recent remodel they did in Exuma!

See the links below for the entire remodel process, from Before to Design to Finish, and every dirty step in between! Hopefully I answered any questions, but feel free to leave anything I missed in the comments.

Follow our Kitchen Remodel from the Beginning:
Phase 1 Remodel
Phase 2 Design Plan
Phase 2 Remodel

[Shop Our Kitchen]


*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Summers.*

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