We recently gave our kitchen a face lift and I am loving the finished product! Our home is around 20 years so it needs some TLC.  We still have many things we’d like to do, but updating the kitchen was our biggest priority since I am always rarely cooking for everyone (haha).  My husband constantly jokes that if he wasn’t around, I’d starve to death.

I knew I wanted to stick with the “theme” of my home (farm house chic) but also keep it simple and light.  I love the all white look, but also have two boys so practical is key.

I adore marble countertops, but didn’t want to break the bank so I started to look at comparable options.  I needed something a little more durable and kid friendly, especially since these were going in my kitchen and used heavily.  I ended up going with quartz countertops in Olympia.  It mimics marble and is non-porous so it resists staining.  It also requires no maintenance whereas others do.  Done and done… I was SOLD!

Next was changing the color of my cabinets.  We had a few people quote us and it was going to be around $10,000 for new cabinets.  I wasn’t ready to make that commitment so we decided to hire someone to paint them for us for 1/4 of the cost.  I am SO happy how they turned out and wouldn’t have changed a thing.  I wanted them to be white but not a bright white.  I ended up using the color Simply White by Benjamin Moore.  We also changed the hardware out which completely changed the look.  I found mine on amazon!

The backsplash was my favorite part of the rehab.  Our kitchen has a separate area that we call our “coffee/beverage” station (mommy fuel) so I knew I wanted to do something fun over there.  I went with the Camilla with mirror glass from The Tile Shop.  The rest of the kitchen was done in the classic subway tile from Home Depot – Daltile – Finesse Bright White .

Here are the before and after pictures!  Enjoy!


xo- Carley