Happy Monday, friends! I’ve got a little kitchen update for you to kick off the week. Click through for a peek at our cabinetry, the custom paint & stain colors I selected, as well as what I’m looking forward to this week in the reno!
In case you missed any updates, find them here: Kitchen Update #1 // Kitchen Update #2 / Kitchen Update #3 / Kitchen Update #4 / Kitchen Update #5 / Kitchen Update #6
For starters- like any renovation or home improvement project, we’ve experienced hiccups. Our custom cabinetry was delayed and after high hopes of installing the cabinets last week, we can say with certainty- it’s happening this week… tomorrow to be exact! I couldn’t be more excited. For me, this is the turning point in the process… where things will start to happen rapidly and and the space will begin looking like a kitchen again.
It will take Emmett and one of his friends from work multiple days to complete the install because they’ll be doing it after hours, but we’re hoping within the next few days, we’ll have cabinetry and normalcy in the space once again.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how the doors and drawers turned out. I spent a long time sketching and trying to figure out what profile / design I wanted. To recap, I customized everything to my liking… from the door style, paint color, and stain color. The lower cabinetry will be natural wood, and the upper cabinets will be painted a light grayish hue.
I also designed the range hood that is shown above. It will be finished in a two-toned application, using paint and stain. Emmett snuck the above image during the building process. I can’t wait to show you the final result installed in our kitchen!
Everyone asks, “How have you survived without a kitchen or appliances for three months?!” It hasn’t been easy, but that’s the realistic process. Kitchen renovations don’t happen overnight and when doing the work ourselves, this is what it takes. For Emmett and I, the grueling wait is always worth it- but I hope I haven’t lost any of you out of sheer boredom. It’s not like an HGTV episode where the before and after is instant gratification, packing everything into 30 minutes from start to finish. My hope is that this series displays hard work, lots of saving and budgeting, and what it actually takes to make a home improvement dream reality.
I’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts! I think it’s safe to say, we’re finally at the turning point in the reno.
AshleyMarch 19, 2018 at 4:34 am
I have loved LOVED following along with all of your renovation adventures. So excited to see this come together!
SarahMarch 19, 2018 at 8:45 am
Thanks so much for following along, Ashley! I’m excited to FINALLY wrap this project up… this is the big week. So happy to see cabinetry again. xox
AmandaMarch 19, 2018 at 8:08 am
I love your custom hood! It’s going to look great with your cabinet design.
SarahMarch 19, 2018 at 8:46 am
Thanks, Amanda! I can’t wait to see it installed :)
LizMarch 19, 2018 at 9:51 am
Love that hood, I can’t wait to see how it all looks!
SarahMarch 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm
Thanks so much, Liz!!
KarenMarch 19, 2018 at 10:31 am
I wish you’d move back home so I could pick your brain for this renovation happening … fall 2018. 😍
SarahMarch 19, 2018 at 11:09 am
You can pick my brain anytime ;) It sounds like you have lots of exciting things happening- Congrats!! :) xo
BaronicaMarch 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm
Gorgeous!!! What color is that beautiful grey??
SarahMarch 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm
Thanks Baronica! It’s actually a custom color so I don’t have an exact swatch match, but it’s somewhere around Sherwin-Williams Big Chill and First Star.
TrinaMarch 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm
That is the exact wood stain color I’ve been looking for for my kitchen!! Where did you find it? Which color and brand is it? 😃
I can already tell it’s going to be stunning!👍🏻😍
SarahMarch 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Thanks so much, Trina! Sadly I don’t have a brand or color to give you because it was totally custom at a commercial cabinetry shop. We mixed lots of different colors from unlabeled containers to get the perfect color.
KingaMarch 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm
I’m very excited for return of wood in the kitchen. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
SarahMarch 22, 2018 at 6:21 pm
Me too!! Thanks so much, Kinga!
JennyApril 20, 2018 at 12:29 am
Those are beautiful stain cabinets. Do you know what type of wood it is?
SarahApril 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm
Thank you, Jenny! It’s clear / superior alder.