Hi there! Today I’m giving y’all the details of my navy kitchen remodel in our fixer upper home. Keep in mind, I made all of the selections for the finishes when it was a rental property of ours. There are many affordable ways to accomplish an elevated look for less! I did it in this space! Since living here for the past 10 months, it has worked out well. If we can’t find another property to move into and/or build soonish I may do a few more updates to this space including adding a hood. It will be a bigger project as I would re-arrange cabinets, so I’m taking my time to decide.
As you can see in the BEFORE images of this kitchen, it was rough on the eyes!! Yikes!! A lot of woods, striped wall paper and old corian countertops. The home was built at the end of the 80’s decade and overall feels very 90’s inside. It was time to bring this space into modern times and give it a refresh. As I mentioned above, I was not initially designing this remodel for my family, but a rental home. My goal was to improve the look of the room with mostly cosmetic items, not demolishing and re-designing.
SO here’s what we did… utilized the power of paint for the walls and cabinets, replaced counter tops, installed a new farmhouse sink and faucet, updated the pulls, stained the floors dark, added a subway tile backsplash, hung pendant lights, purchased a new cooktop and refrigerator and had an small butcher block island made for the center of the room. The only item we took out was the hanging cabinet between the dining room and kitchen. It wasn’t structural and didn’t change anything in the current space. We gained a lot more natural light by opening it up and only lost a little bit of storage. A win in my book! I ended up leaving the dishwashers and mircrowave/oven appliances. They currently work ok but I may replace down the road – that’s easy!
Below I’ve detailed all of the finishes in the kitchen and links if applicable. I also rounded up shops for my decor and organization. Scroll down for more detailed photos of this space. Please leave a comment with any questions you have.
H O M E \ Who’s ready for some outdoor living!!?☀️ I’m counting down the days until warm weather arrives here in the mountains!! Today on SBKliving.com I posted TWO roundups of affordable OUTDOOR finds - furniture and decor!!👏🏻👏🏻 I found SO many great deals👉🏻 dining tables, chairs, sofas, coffee tables, rugs, umbrellas and more!! Click the link in my bio to go directly to the blog! Shop these black rocking chairs and front porch setup on the LTK app🏠 Bentley not included!😜🐾🐾 Happy Sunday y’all!!
H O M E \ So fresh and SO clean!✨ Had a little self-care Saturday sesh in here today! Do you spy me in the mirror eye patching it up!👀😝 Swipe right to see what I used👉🏻 cleansing cloth, face steamer (50% off), dermaplaning exfoliator, microdermabrasion wand, face mask, eye patches and lip mask!!🧖🏻♀️ If ya wanna step up your at home spa game, I highly suggest these tools!!💯
If you missed my how-to style a bathroom reel, head over to my profile to watch! Linking my finishes and decor including: wood tray, apothecary jars, faux eucalyptus, runner, dried pampas, mirrors and more on the LTK app! SO many great deals!! Hit the link in my bio to shop!💁🏻♀️
H O M E \ black & neutrals✔️✔️ We had a few large walls in our bedroom SO I used an oversized floor mirror and blanket ladders for height paired with wicker poufs, dried pampas, knit basket and cozy throw for ALL the texture!!👊🏻 Just added this black H look-for-less blanket for a chic touch!👌🏻🖤 Only $56!!🙌🏻 Sharing all the deets on the LTK app - click the link in my bio!💁🏻♀️ Taking it V easy this Saturday... didn’t sleep at ALL last night. 31+ weeks preg with a growing baby means a lot of going to the bathroom and restless nights. My hips are like, NO thank you🤪 A day at a time over hurrrrrrr! Gotta go roll my hips out - buhhhh bye!👋🏻
F A S H I O N // Neutrals on neutrals with a little bébé bump!! Or I guess I should say, BIG!! Haha🤰🏻 Mama is growing! I got dressed up last night for Luke’s bday... we’ve only been out a handful of times since having Ford/Covid. Felt a little weird BUT was nice to have some hubby time!❤️❤️ NOW I have to bring myself to leave baby overnight...😬 We may try to getaway this month before the next boy arrives... maybe😜 Sharing my #maternitystyle on the LTK app and linking on stories!!🤰🏻
H O M E \ Happy Friday, y’all!!🙌🏻 Moved a few things around in my living room and added some new items!! If you saw my story on Wednesday I styled out the coffee table tray with some matte black decor beads!!🖤🖤 Loving them SO much! They add a bit more color to my neutral space!✔️✔️ Sharing this room over on the LTK app - shop by clicking the link in my bio💁🏻♀️ Spruce up your #livingroom with these black pillows, look-for-less H blanket, coffee table books and more!
H U B S // Today’s a special day!! Happy 35th bday to my person!!🥳 Luke (aka “Larry” - if ya know, ya know😝) is a real gem and the love of my life!🥰 Thankful to have such a kind and hilarious person to share this journey with AND be the father of our children! Seeing him become a dad this past year has been such a gift😭 Luke’s really nailing it!!👌🏻 Sending all the ❤️❤️❤️ his way today!!