Simply Summer Home Tour

June 22, 2017

A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends’ summer homes!

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A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends' summer homes!

My friend Nina Hendrick asked me if I would like to participate in her annual Simply Summer Home Tour awhile back, and I happily agreed. I thought we would be long finished with the remodel by the time the tour rolled around, well…we aren’t. 

I still wanted to participate and asked her if it’d be okay for me to share a few photos of our progress rather than a finished space, so here we are. 

We are 12 weeks into the reno and we are expecting to be finished in about a week! The whole renovation has gone by so quickly, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. Even the concrete countertops, which were less than friendly, were still fun to learn about. 

A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends' summer homes!



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I am still searching for budget friendly drawer pulls (I found the perfect pulls, but they are $50 a pop). I think I have narrowed it down to either these or these

Our island and dining table also arrived which is very exciting. Our table seats 14 – the perfect size to sit the entire crew for dinner after a branding. Our island is a rustic wood table and balances the concrete and shaker cabinets quite nicely. 

As you can see in the photos we still need to install backsplash (happening this week). We went with the small 1″ marble hexagon; that is really the last major thing happening in the kitchen. With the exception of removing the current countertop seal and re-applying a more intense one…I will have to write about that separately. 

I am still deciding on counter stools and a runner in the kitchen. I found some pink stools from World Market, but I can’t decide if they are too trendy or not. I would love your opinion! I think the pink offsets the gray tiles and plays with the brass tones of the stove nicely. 

I also plan on making a faux roman shade for over the kitchen sink. I envision something very organic and relaxed – I am working with InstaLinen for the materials and am leaning towards this print

A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends' summer homes!

A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends' summer homes!

A peek into our almost finished kitchen! Join me for the Simply Summer home tour and visit 20 other blogging friends' summer homes!

I hope to have more photos ready to share sometime next week. The dust is finally settling, and we are beginning to clean everything up and move back in. We painted the porch this week, and I can’t decide if it was the right decision or not…I’ll let you know if I’m stripping it next week.

Thank you so very much for stopping by – I hope you enjoyed our unfinished space almost as much as the rest of the beautiful homes on the summer home tour. If you are new to my site, I hope you’ll join my subscriber list below or follow along on instagram


SIMPLY SUMMER HOME TOUR


MONDAY
Nina Hendrick | The Happy Housie | Finding Silver Pennies | TIDBITS | So Much Better With Age

TUESDAY
Zevy Joy | A Burst of Beautiful | House by Hoff | Migonis Home | Just a Girl and Her Blog

WEDNESDAY
Nesting with Grace | Design, Dining, and Diapers | Bless’er House | The Wicker House

THURSDAY
Life on Virginia Street | Craftberry Bush | The Blissful Bee | Boxwood Avenue | The Chronicles of Home

 

FRIDAY
Love Grows Wild | The Wood Grain Cottage | Cherished Bliss | Making Home BaseThe Turquoise Home

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  1. I just love how your kitchen is turning out! I’ve been following along on ig stories, and it’s just beautiful :) and I just hate finding perfect hardware and it ends up being so expensive! I’ve been looking at brass hardware at Home Depot too, it’s a good cost effective option :)

    • Hi Amy – I can’t believe I am just responding to your comment :). Guess what? We are going with a brass home depot option! I can’t wait to share photos – it is from the MS collection. Thank you so much for following along! Sending hugs!