Lightened Up Home Reveal!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Feel Lightened Up!!

I'm super excited to be sharing with you my lightened up Kitchen/Dining/Living room reveal!

It's been about a month since we started, but somehow it seems a lot longer than that!

Maybe because it's been in my head for a while now…

So I'm happy to present to you the all new lighter, fresher, crisper version of my home...

Open shelving is from Ballard Designs. They were pretty easy is hang, because the beadboard gave them a good anchor.

Now if you can't remember how it looked before, here ya go!

And this is it even before we did the first remodel. Complete with soffits, ugly tile, uglier backsplash and old formica counters!

 Our first plan was to take the wall out completely, but we decided it would look better with a half wall or knee wall. It gives the space some architectural interest. Also no floor repair was needed which was a plus!

In progress, and a mess! Upper cabinets and wall gone. It's amazing how much it's opened up the rooms!

Framing out the half wall


 Beadboard going up. You would be surprised how many weird looks we got when we told people we were putting beadboard up horizontally! Have faith people!

Everything got a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter on the walls and White Dove on the trim. Including the beadboard. More strange looks.
 Most people assume beadboard should be white, but I wanted the kitchen and dining room to flow.  Making it the same color keeps continuity.

We also added a new frosted glass pocket door separating the kitchen and laundry room.

 We added large crown molding to the whole space as well. I still need to get a rug for in front of the sofa and maybe a couple more things for the walls. But, I'm trying to take it slow…

New prints from Birch Lane on either side of the french doors gives it that coastal feel that I was going for!

 Some detail shots just because I can't get enough!

I hope you enjoyed my lightened up home reveal as much I enjoyed showing it to you!

Here's what we did:
*Remove upper cabinets in kitchen
*Add open shelving in kitchen
*Add beadboard to upper portion of wall above subway tile
*Paint walls and trim (Revere Pewter, White Dove)
*Add large crown molding dining room/living room/hall
*Replace pocket door
*Remove wall between kitchen/dining room
*Add board and batten detail molding to half wall

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