Kitchen Progress....and on deck project!

When we bought the house, this is what the darling little kitchen looked like.


After painting, updating the floors, and changing out the light fixtures, this is where we were at.


Much better shape, but after only three months of wear and tear on the kitchen, the paint started to chip behind the sink, and I knew it was time to get a backsplash installed. We decided to go with subway tiles with a dark grout to pull in the dark granite counter tops - and while I felt like that way a touch risky, I absolutely love the way it turned out.

This isn't exactly the kitchen that I would have built from scratch if I had my own way, but with really affordable updates, we are going to make the kitchen look a lot more stylish and a little more updated.

The next, and last project of the year (!) [for the kitchen] is new hardware for the cabinets and drawers. The brassy/gold has gotta go, so in the next few weeks we are going to pull some samples from Home Depot, and then make the switch. These are the styles I'm leaning towards but I've found that you really can't tell the way it's going to look until you sample a few - so time will tell! 

Hickory Hardware Refined Rustic 3 in. Black Iron Pull 

Richelieu Hardware Contemporary 3-25/32 in. (96 mm) Brushed Oil-Rubbed Bronze Cabinet Pull 
Richelieu Hardware


hickory hardware




  1. I love the updates! We are in a similar position with our kitchen, but I think in some ways it is a blessing because I know I'd be a victim to all the trends!

  2. Love the new backsplash. The is the one thing we still need to do. We ripped out the old kitchen when we moved in and redid everything but never got around to the backsplash. We have white cabinets and a light gray marbelized quartz counter and I have no idea what kind of tile to do. I'm surprised your paint was chipping that soon. Knock on wood, we haven't had that issue. I think we used glidden in an egg she'll finish (which has been pretty durable and wipeable).

  3. Love the backsplash! I've been begging Theo to let us put some up in our kitchen but he doesn't think we need it! Grr! Did y'all install it yourself or hire someone?

  4. You may think this is strange, but we purchased our kitchen hardware from Amazon when we wanted to update our cabinets. It's worth looking into because the price was so much cheaper for the one we bought. (It looks like the last sample you showed)