I was so thrilled to be featured on one of my favorite inspirational blogs, Apartment Therapy, yesterday! Being a stay at home mom, it's important to me to make this space our own one project at a time. A lot of late nights, budget talks, and sweat and tears go into our house, so it's such an honor for that to be recognized! You can read the feature here. Thank you again Apartment Therapy! It was such a wonderful surprise!
I'd also like to take a second to thank everyone for all the feedback, positive and negative, that the feature received. It's hard to put yourself out there, but the ultimate lesson of the day is that you can't please everyone, and everyone has a different style. Moral of the story: Be kind. If you don't like something simply keep scrolling.
Now that we got that over with I realized that I have our entire kitchen gut on the blog, and a few here and there progress photos scattered in posts, but not a current update! I definitely struggle with posting in between photos because I tend to be an extremist. I love a fabulous before and after, so I'm going to work on posting more current updates despite the projects that still haven't been checked off our list. Here are some photos of what our kitchen currently looks like!
A lot of the negative feedback was in regards to removing the original cabinets. I've mentioned it before but I'll quickly touch on it again. When we moved in all of our cabinets and walls were infested with roaches and mold. We knew there was no way we could keep the cabinets with four children, one that is actually allergic to mold, so we held onto them as long as we had to until our budget allowed for us to upgrade the kitchen.
Here's a progress timeline in photos of our kitchen reno/transformation. I love looking back and seeing how far we have come in this diy process! You'll also see that we did in fact try and salvage the cabinets by sanding them down and repainting them white to make it more visually appealing while we saved. I also included photos of the non-grounded wires that were live and open in the original soffits, which was a HUGE fire hazard that we had to take care of.
So as you can probably tell, we have a few projects to go until we feel like our kitchen is "finished". I hope you loved this update on our current kitchen! We will be tackling a few minor touches including paint and trim this weekend! Thanks for reading! :)