Last week my mom took you on a tour of her kitchen – now I’ll take you on a little tour of my kitchen. We thought it would be fun to show you mine, too, since we recently renovated it. Our color scheme is the opposite but mine is also on the smaller side. Actually, our houses are pretty pretty similar. They were both built about the same time and they’re only seven minutes apart. We both have ranches with very similar layouts. My parents moved out of the house I grew up in shortly after I left the nest and then my husband and I ended up (eventually) very close to them.
We had a couple weeks to get things done before we moved into our house two years ago so we took full advantage. We painted every inch of the house and did away with this dark green in the kitchen and dining room. We did stick with the green family, though, as you can see in this next photo. My mom and I also got to work on the cabinets straight away. We painted them with Rustoleum Flat Black – our go to. We took off the cabinet doors and sprayed them while we rolled (with this) the frames and underneath.
Here’s a better look at the paint and distressing on the cabinets. We chose these handles and pulls for our cabinet doors and drawers. They are oil rubbed bronze – we liked the way they sort of “matched” the distressing on the cabinets.
My husband took the reins on picking out our counter tops. As a Geology major, he was adamant that we purchase granite and his heart was set on this one. I love the way it turned out, too.
My husband and father-in-law installed our subway tile back splash that we purchased from Menard’s. We are big fans of Menard’s in our house. We ended up getting this grout at Lowe’s and the boys really liked working with it.
For our appliances, we went with black stainless steel. We purchased them through Best Buy and got a great bundle deal. We bought our refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, and microwave with this bundle.
Well, I think that about does it for my kitchen tour. I’m so glad that we painted the cabinets ourselves but that’s something I never want to do again! Have you painted your kitchen cabinets? It’s a pain in the haunches but definitely worth it.