A Kitchen Makeover at Fox Hollow – Our Story
Once Upon A Time, We Bought A House.
It was a sweet little cottage that needed our help.
A 1929 cottage to be exact.
With a kitchen that was in terrible condition.
So we dug in, worked hard and made it the best kitchen we knew how.
We started with a room that looked like this…
(you could hardly call it a kitchen)
And after lots and lots of work, we have a kitchen that looks like this…
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We made the most of our small budget by selecting basic, basic white porcelain tile for our counter tops.
To get the fresh, cottage style I craved, we added a bead board back splash.
We did splurge a tiny bit on a few listello tile pieces to marry the area where the standard tile and the bead board meet. It was well worth it.
I know lots of people cook with gas, but we aren’t fancy chefs and this ceramic glass cooktop works perfect for us!
My husband and I both really like the warm luster of this deep, bronze faucet.
It really pulls together the look of the dark flooring and all of the window trims too.
I always say if I ever win the lottery I will have fresh flowers in every room!
For this price, you can feel like you did.
Chalkboards are all the rage!
(and for good reason)
(and for good reason)
They are so easy to personalize and you can change them up in jiff.
Our ceiling is vaulted, so there is loads of decorating real estate above the cabinets.
I just freshened up the decor on the upper cabinets.
It was a work out.
Up the ladder… down the ladder.
Repeat about 60 times.
Maybe I should change it daily?
Our KraftMaid Cabinets in Linen finish.
We have an archway overlooking our stairwell and Jim and I just recently gave it a little makeover.
It’s a fun spot to decorate!
It looks much better now, with the dark wood shelf and chunky white trim.
Ready for another “Before” picture?
This is the same space, “After”.
We added cabinets, providing extra storage and even carved out a small pantry area. (It’s behind the curtain) The upper cabinets originally had glass doors, but I just removed them to open it up a bit.
I added some pretty shelf paper on the back wall of the cabinet to bring in some much needed color.
The contents really show up now!
I love this chandy.
It’s been made over once, but it I feel a Summer update coming on!
I lucked out and found some Lilacs that the deer had not gotten too.
What A Treat.
The house smells so yummy!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our kitchen makeover and the recent updates I’ve made.
We hop you come visit again sometime.
We like to change things up and there always seems to be a new project in the works… Like turning an old fence into a counter top!
PS: If you like a good, budget makeover… we had two ugly bathrooms too!
Hi Shannon! Oh,my goodness! Your kitchen is gorgeous! What a transformation. I showed my tiny little kitchen and it pales to yours! How gorgeous! I love everything you’ve done!
Be a sweetie,
Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says
Shannon, I remember seeing your kitchen when you first started blogging and I was impressed then. But it is simply amazing now with your new additions. You are so good with colors and styling your objects, not to mention your wonderful photographs. So charming!
Sharon @ mrshinesclass says
Gorgeous! Love the faucet and you’re right, your splurge on the tile really tied the back splash and counter together nicely. Love the dining area…feels so luxurious yet comfortable. All those trips up and down the ladder were worth it. Your space is amazing.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class
reFresh reStyle says
Your kitchen makeover is one of my favorites and yes I did cringe at the before 🙂 I love the new life y’all gave, it just shows what hard work can do with a small budget. You turned it into a beautiful, warm and welcoming spot. I love it all and the doorless cabinet looks perfect with the pop of green!
Love it all,
SHANNON! It’s gorgeous! The little sneak peek you gave me was only a small fraction of the work you’ve done the last few days! Girl, Girl, GIRL! It is FABULOUS! Jealousy has a color and it’s white with a little silver and lilac thrown in. 😉 Beautiful pictures, wonderful styling, and totally you! Great job, my friend! You’re gonna win that contest… I KNOW IT!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
WOW!! You did one awesome job on this makeover. Love the beabboard and really like how you added a pantry with the curtain.
Your kitchen is beautiful!
I am just smitten my darling! Just beautiful in ever way. Totally magazine worthy…in fact, they would be pretty FOOLISH not to choose this Kitchen with love and warmth, and oh so cottage feel!~ You have even made me rethink the top of my cabinets LOL..not sure if I am up for the work out though.
Inspire Me Heather says
Your kitchen is beautiful Shannon, you’ve done a lovely job with your cottage!
My kitchen makeover is my September project and I’m so excited about it!! Your kitchen looks amazing! Love everything about it!
Bonnie @ Uncommon says
Shannon, you did good girl!! Looks incredible!! Love it!!
Wow this turned out great I love the chandelier an that faucet is great. I love everything. Great job!
How beautiful! Love the chandy! All your hard work made that kitchen a lovely place to be. Thanks for letting me “peek” into your home!
Eclectically Vintage says
Wow – that before was some scary stuff!
Your after is amazing! Love the cabinet with the green shelf paper – and all your beautiful collections!
Fresh flowers – I’m with you!
It was worth the workout to get such a great kitchen.
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
you have done such a beautiful job! it’s gorgeous, and the attention to detail is fabulous! who knew that the before could ever be so pretty?