Well, friends… we’re finally moved in and I’ve been doing all sorts of happy dances around here. And by here I specifically mean this BEAUTIFUL room.
Some background info if you’ve missed any of this – my cousin bought a house back in May and we’ve been working on it ever since so that her and I and one of our friends could move in there. My aunt and uncle literally worked on the house almost every day and did such an amazing job on everything. There was an old mudroom/shed (haha) that was open to the kitchen so we decided to knock down the other section of wall so my cousin could have a huge kitchen – girl loves to bake! The house was built in the 1800’s – so when we started ripping walls down we saw all of those old beams and decided we couldn’t possibly cover them back up and designed around the exposed beams. If you had walked into the kitchen 6 months ago, you would never have imagined that it could possibly look like this. Keep scrolling down to the bottom of the post for some SERIOUS before and after proof of that as well as source info!
So here we are with a dreamyyyy kitchen that’s perfect for her baking and my blogging! My cousin let me help make a lot of decisions on the design of the rooms… partially because she hates making decisions and partially because she knows I’m… a control freak. Oops. My favorite part might be the bar between the rooms that my uncle made using an old slab of walnut from my cousin’s grandpa’s farm – it went perfectly with our walnut butcher block counters and is just too sweet that she gets to have a part of that in her house.Alright and this is the part that makes all of the previous photos 100x more impressive than they obviously already were… 😉 A peek at what things looked like when we came in to start working last May. Put these before and after images side by side to give you an idea of just how much work was put into this room.Sources
Walnut butcher block countertops c/o Lumber Liquidators
Oak flooring c/o Lumber Liquidators
Farmhouse sink c/o Kohler
Faucet c/o Kohler
Lights above island & bar: Ikea
Light above sink: CLAXY
“Foods Before Dudes” poster: chickpea magazine
DIY pour over coffee stand: Tutorial
DIY coffee filter stand: Tutorial
Marble & gold bar tools: West Elm
Gold candles: Geo Supply Co.
We’re already having so much fun hosting friends and family here! So excited to keep working on the rest of the house and sharing more rooms along the way!