Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge
KITCHEN RENOVATION FINAL REVEAL
Today is the DAY!!! After six weeks of renovations and a whole lot of hard work…it’s time for the BIG REVEAL!!! But before we go any further, please take a moment to
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I am so excited to finally share the final reveal of our kitchen renovation and I am SO grateful to Jeffrey Court for selecting me to participate in the 2021 Spring Renovation Challenge and providing all the beautiful tile I needed to complete this renovation!
THANK YOU so much for the support!
I can’t thank you all enough for all your continued support throughout the past six weeks! Thank you for cheering us on and for every single vote! I am ever so grateful!
I also want to say a huge “thank you” to our amazing sponsors, @Jeffrey Court, @Sinkology, and @Frog Tape for all your support throughout the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge!
Here is a Recap of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge by week:
When I was designing this kitchen renovation, my main goal was to add a lot of character and texture while keeping the colors and design really timeless.
Our home has an open floor plan and when you enter through the front door, the back wall of the kitchen is the first thing you see. It had no character and looked “unfinished” and like it had been “forgotten”. It was a boring white wall and it was completely “forgettable”
Here is a look at the BEFORE:
When I was chosen to participate in this years Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to make that wall a huge focal point by adding reclaimed beams, a center island, pendant lighting, and the best part…giving it a ton of texture and interest by tiling the entire wall from one side of the kitchen all the way to the other side…and NOT just adding a tile backsplash but tiling the wall all the way up to our nearly 10 ft tall ceiling!
NOW…. here is the kitchen AFTER!
Every time I catch a glimpse of the kitchen I am beyond grateful! I just can’t get over it! Seeing my vision come to life over the course of the past six weeks has been absolutely incredible…and worth all the late nights, hard work, and racing to meet the deadlines! What a dream come true!
Jeffrey Court has such an incredible selection of tiles so it did take me a few weeks to narrow it down, but I ended up choosing these Carrara Marble Hexagon Mosaic tiles for a couple of reasons.
As I mentioned, I really wanted this space to stand the test of time and what’s more timeless than marble…they’re so beautiful! Also, I love that Carrara marble brings a more natural feel to a space and the Hexagon Tiles reminded me of Honeycomb…which I really LOVE!
We live on 65 acres in a very rural area. We have rolling hills with a creek and everywhere we look there are birds, bees, and butterflies! I wanted our home to feel like it belongs on this land and fits right in with nature… I wanted it to feel like an extension of the outdoors even when we’re in the kitchen. I knew that the Carrara Marble Hexagon tiles paired with the rustic beams would give me that feeling!
The renovation included:
We started our Kitchen Renovation off with a lot careful of planning. We moved a couple of lights and I spent the first week mudding, sanding, priming, and painting the ceiling. Once the ceiling was all prepped, we built wood U-shaped beams out of rough sawn lumber, glued and nailed them together, and used a series of stains to make them look old and worn. We installed them on our ceilings making sure to space them out around our lighting.
We brought in more “natural” elements by adding natural woven cane to the center of the solid maple kitchen cabinet doors, drawers that we built from scratch. We designed and built a large kitchen island, primed and painted all our cabinetry a soft/warm off white in the shade “Mourning Dove” by Behr Paint.
After all the cabinetry was finished we brought the island into our space and topped it off with a solid wood chevron butcher block countertop! My husband and I had so much fun learning to build kitchen cabinets, dovetail drawers, and mortise and tenon joinery! Making cabinetry is quite an art and we learned a lot!
Above the kitchen island, we added two amber glass pendant lights that have a beautiful shape in hopes to bring in more light and add even more warmth to this space.
Our appliances are stainless (and only a year old) and we didn’t want to change them but I love the look of mixed metals…so I chose oversized, champagne brass hardware for all the cabinetry. I also repurposed my old metal barstools using Rust-Oleum All Surface Spray Paint and Primer in One in the color “Satin Bronze”.
The showstopper, pulling everything together is the entire kitchen back wall completely tiled with beautiful hexagon marble tiles from Jeffrey Court! I installed the tile over the course of three days, spent one day grouting it and another day sealing it with two coats of sealer.
I love how the Marble Tiles help to balance the “rustic” look from the beams in the space by bringing in just the right amount of “elegance”!
Interior Design has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I love being creative with color and texture and finding ways to make a house a home, but good design is so much more than aesthetics. A well-designed space has the power to give the people who enter your home a feeling.
I think most of us want our home to make others feel comfortable. My hope is that our cottage gives our family and friends the feeling of being welcome! And that it’s a place where they can relax, feel calm and at peace, and perhaps slow down a little bit and rest…I want it to feel like a breath of “Fresh Air”!
It’s been so wonderful to be a part of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge this year and to see my kitchen transform over the past six weeks into a space that we absolutely LOVE and we look forward to making many new memories here!
I can’t end this post without taking a moment to THANK my husband and children for all their support and hard work during the past six weeks! We did all of the renovations ourselves and it would have taken me twice as long and it would not have turned out nearly as beautiful without their help! Teamwork is definitely what made the dream work and now that the kitchen renovation is complete…I’m pretty sure that at the very least I owe them a homemade pie!
So, thank you to my family, Jeffrey Court, Sinkology, and Frog Tape for making our kitchen dreams come true! And Thank you all SO MUCH for all your support along the way! Now, I’m off to bake a pie and then take a NAP…a very, very long nap!
It is so stunning!
Thank you so much! It feels so amazing to finally be able to share it!
This looks so good, Dena! I loved watching the process. You and your husband are so talented!
Thank you, Kim! I love being able to work with my husband on projects, he’s crazy talented and we definitely are a team! I’m excited to see who wins this Renovation Challenge…every designer really did a phenomenal job on their space! It was really fun to follow along with everyone! Thanks again!
Just GORGEOUS!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! You did an amazing job!!!!
WOW, thank you ever so much! It makes me smile every time I walk into the kitchen and I am so grateful I was able to participate!
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