The time has finally come to show you the first reveal of the kitchen. EEEEKKKK! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Let me first give you a little backstory on this kitchen and show some before photos. This house is fairly new and only about ten months old. We bought it from someone that had lived here for those months. I am not sure if they built the house or if it was just a spec home they picked up from the builder. We knew right away it was a great floor plan. It utilized/ removed all the wasted space we didn’t use in our previous home. The style and finishes were definitely not our favorite. However, they were cosmetic changes that we didn’t waste any time getting started on. Mr. Whitelane and I decided to start with the kitchen and make it fit our style and taste. But first a look at where it all started.
The before photos show how dark and heavy the kitchen was. We all know I love a white kitchen so that was one of the first changes. Painting the cabinets white was a huge impact! They were a dark knotty alder wood so that was a fun challenge that we hired out. Next, we hired Coby to install three by twelve subway tile backsplash and it really helped lighten the kitchen even more. I also thought it would be a good idea to remove the cabinet next to the refrigerator and do open shelves. I love having these shelves to display all the fun nicknacks.
Let’s be honest, the real show stoppers are the Feiss Pendant Lights and Delta Faucet from build.com. Let me introduce you to your new best friend for all the things, build.com. Have you ever seen all the amazingness they offer in ONE place!? One stop shopping at it’s finest. I don’t have a lot of time to try and hunt down all the pieces for a project from multiple websites. Build.com has been a lifesaver because they offer everything you will need in one convenient place. From furniture and decor to appliances, tools, and flooring. They really do have it all. Finally, a DIY’ers (and anyone who shops) dream spot. I also have to say that the prices are really great too.
Ok, back to the amazing Feiss Cadence Pendants. I went with the 13″ in matte black and dark antique brass. When they first arrived Mr. Whitelane was hesitant about the size being too large. After all, there are three of these babes across the island. Full disclosure: I got a little worried for a second too. However, once we got them installed, it was pure love! From the second I started dreaming up ideas for the kitchen, these pendants were part of the plan. I love the black and brass together. The Cadence Pendant is just the right mix of chic, industrial modern, and bold. They really do tie everything together in this space while being the eye-catching statement. The brass accents pair perfectly with my champagne bronze Delta Trinsic Facuet.
This faucet is what champagne dreams are made of. It is affordable, sleek, and such an elegant piece. The pull-down magnetic docking spray head is probably my fav! Doing dishes never felt so good! At least for now. We will see how long that good feeling lasts. 🙂 I get asked a lot about how I knew the champagne color faucet would match the brass Cadence Pendants. Guess what? It doesn’t matter. They do coordinate perfectly but they don’t have to be an exact match. Designer tip: choosing finishes in the same color palette that coordinate (don’t have to match exactly) creates depth and variety in a space.
Moral of the story, you need this yummy champagne faucet in your kitchen like yesterday! I also want to give a big high five to Mr. Whitelane for installing this beauty all by himself. This Delta Trinsic Faucet was so easy to install and I could not be happier with how perfect it fit into our kitchen update. The best part is that both the faucet and pendants were delivered right to my front door from build.com.
Can you believe what a transformation this kitchen has undergone? It went from the dark and heavy to light and bright. It is amazing what paint, tile, light fixtures, and the perfect faucet can do. This is one of many updates to this house. We are busy over here on our next project that I can’t wait to share. In the meantime, I am headed to do some shopping in my pajamas for that project on build.com. 🙂