Featuring a Friends Amazing Kitchen Makeover
My friend (Jamie) redesigned her kitchen and it is so gorgeous I just had to share it with y’all. Jamie and her family live in my neighborhood and bought their house several years ago. As I’ve mentioned before, most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 80’s and many have not been updated ever, or for a very long time. Jamie is in the design business and has amazing taste and style. She and her handy husband did a lot of the work themselves, and were able to complete their kitchen makeover without the huge price tag.
If you missed the post about my own kitchen reveal you can find it here.
First, let’s take a look at the kitchen before pictures. She didn’t have a whole lot of them to share, but you get the idea. Here was the kitchen when they bought the house. Nice, but a little outdated, dark and just sort of blah.
Pretty different, wouldn’t you say?
They replaced all the cabinets and installed a classic subway tile backsplash. The gorgeous countertop is a honed Calcutta Apuano marble with 3 waterfall edges. The cabinetry hardware is from School House Electric, the pendant lighting is Kitchler, and the sconce above the sink is Hudson Valley lighting. They put up custom shiplap from sheets of plywood that they ripped to size, painted, and installed. They handmade the gorgeous barn doors from Brazilian wood that were former car pallets. So cool. (I really wish we had installed some barn doors somewhere in the House house, but I digress.)
They installed French doors, where there used to be a window, that leads out to the back yard. The beautiful and cozy banquette was also custom made by Jamie’s husband. The art above the banquette is a DIY that features a beautiful indigo textile covered by acrylic sheets. The lantern above the dining table is from Visual Comfort.
Pretty nice job they did, huh? I just love their style! What do you guys think?
Jamie and family are moving away, unfortunately. But, they were able to sell this house (not surprisingly) very quickly. Who wouldn’t want to cook in this kitchen?