Maybe you are thinking, Jessica, I have already seen your kitchen, why must you share again? Well, today I am participating in a fun kitchen tour with some of my best blogging friends, and we have a super awesome giveaway for you. Last month we did a tour of homes, and it was so much fun that this month we decided to do a tour of kitchens. I hate to tell you, but you may be getting the short end of the stick with me. My kitchen is not magazine worthy…it’s family worthy. We live here. We eat here. We pile up dirty dishes here. And…right now our kitchen is kind of a disaster…it’s going through a few changes…again.
You’ll notice that our kitchen is quite bold. It’s fun! I had painted our cabinets white a few months before this photo was taken, and loved it. I kept seeing open cabinets every where and decided one day to see if I could make them work for our kitchen. I took the doors off of the cabinets, painted the insides my favorite shade of aqua, and immediately felt vindicated!
This photo was taken when I painted my counter tops with faux granite paint. It completely changed the look of our kitchen, but didn’t stand up to the wear and tear of our kiddos.
Our kitchen is constantly changing…like every single day. In fact, right now, the upper cabinets look the same, but the counter top is being changed as we speak, a new sink is being installed, and well, who knows what else will be changed by the time I’m finished playing around…I promise to share by the end of September!
This little menu chalkboard is one of my favorite details in our kitchen. I had been longing for a window above my sink, and since the only view I would get through a window here would be my living room, I decided to add a chalkboard instead. Kate added a little message to the left hand corner that makes me smile every time I see it.
And here is the one I installed all by myself a few weeks ago…isn’t she a beaut? This is the Pasadena by Pfister, who is offering a faucet as a giveaway at the end of this post! I am installing the sink next week which is actually kind of backwards, but that’s just the way I roll.
That’s the just of it for me…practical, functional, and fun! So now that you see that our kitchen is smallish, I am going to share our dining area and breakfast nook since they are extensions of our kitchen as well.
We have a square bar height table that we just love. It’s so us.
This is where we laugh, share our day’s stories, and enjoy time together. Sometimes you will find a few giggling girls here whispering about Nial from One Direction, and other times you’ll find a few teenage dudes inhaling pizza like they aren’t going to make them anymore.
Then there is the breakfast nook…once upon a time it looked like this. Just the perfect space for a mom to have her coffee in the morning, but alas, it was not meant to be.
Since our home is smallish, I ended up needing some space to do my crafting, so I turned it into a temporary office. Then….
Didn’t I tell you that things change around here A LOT? I wasn’t kidding.
This is a before, after, and after again shot. So what do you think? Much better now, right? And totally real.
Thanks so much for hanging with me…I hope you’ll hang out for a bit and take a look around!
Be sure to take a look around at some absolutely beautiful magazine worthy kitchen tours…
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And now for the giveaway!
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