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has been halfway done for quite some time now. It’s at the phase where it’s “good enough” and so we haven’t made any effort to completely finish it. You can say we’re lazy…. but in reality, we just haven’t had time to focus on putting up beadboard and a new backsplash. We’ve lived in this house for almost a year and a half and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in this crazy phase of life. When we bought this little cape cod, I walked in, LOVED it…. and immediately had a list of things that we were going to change. The couple that lived here before us had a very traditional style. Dark pine trim work, dark cabinets, NO color on the walls… yikes!

That just wasn’t us! In my opinion, PAINT is the cheapest and easiest way to transform a house!  We ended up painting the whole house (well, WE didn’t paint it… we used our wedding money and paid someone else to do it during out honeymoon… BEST. DECISION. EVER.)  Then, a few months after the wedding, we decided to have the cabinets in the kitchen painted as well. It was a little pricy and it seemed ridiculous to paint perfectly FINE cabinets… but just wait until you see the difference it made! Night and DAY! It’s crazy! We loved it! We replaced light fixtures and bought a fridge… before we knew it, our eat-in kitchen looked like US!  The walls are a soft shade of green called “Wheatgrass” by Sherwin Williams and many thanks to my sweet friend Wendy for helping me find a color that would work!  We love this space and even though there is still work to be done… I thought it was about time to show it off on the blog! The other rooms of the house have had their moment in the spotlight! The kitchen was jealous:).

 

So this was the kitchen before we bought the house. VERY traditional and DARK…. and my brother was examining the ceiling? He’s gonna hate me for posting this.

Gah! Where’s the COLOR?!

So we moved in… and cleared it out.. and started from scratch… and bought a shiny fridge:) This is BEFORE…

And this is AFTER.

BEFORE

AFTER! 

White cabinets make a HUGE difference! 

The table and chairs and bench are from IKEA and were under $500.

This island is from Crate and Barrel and we LOVE it! Totally changed the room!

I love the “Damask” pattern so much… even Bokeh has matching food and water bowls:)
 
xoxo, Katelyn
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