6 Day Kitchen Reno // Resources


The #6daykitchenreno is done, which means that I get to share my favorite part of every renovation with you guys today, the ‘before and afters’. But before I get to that, I’ll share all sources with you. And if you want to know more about the #6daykitchen, you can read up here: intro, design, construction, and reveal.


Like all of our renovations, I mixed high and low finishes in this kitchen. We splurged on the sconce, appliances, countertops, and tile (due to the sheer quantity). But we were able to offset some of those costs by buying budget hardware, stock cabinets (which we painted ourselves), and an inexpensive sink. I invariably forget a resource or two, so let me know in the comment section if you want to know where anything else came from.


Resources: 1. Sherwin Williams Naval | 2. Sherwin Williams Snowbound | 3. Rejuvenation | 5. Tile for Less | 6. Williams Sonoma | 7. GS Cabinet | 8. Williams Sonoma | 9. Lumber Liquidators | 10. Anthropologie | 11. Martha Stewart | 12. Martha Stewart | 13. Anthropologie | all appliances, Kitchen Aid

Now about those ‘before and afters’. This renovation yielded some pretty great ones, if I do say so myself. In a matter of 7 days, we took this space from dark and demo’d (which the homeowners did before we arrived) to bright and beautiful. Have a look:


Better, right?!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this renovation. Any materials you love or would have picked differently?



p.s. I’m obsessing over this stack of textiles.  I’d love them all in any (or all) of the farmhouse bedrooms.

p.p.s. Did you guys see Studio McGee’s Windsong house reveal this week? It had me at the copper gutter on the eve (and then the front deck and then the great room and then the kitchen island and…)

p.p.p.s. A few of my favorite kitchens this week on Pinterest: 1, 2, and 3. Plus, a reader recently sent me this photo as inspiration for our staircase, and oh my goodness I love it! Thanks, Geraldine!

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The Farmhouse | Last Leg of the Tour

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