kitchen-progressWe are getting closer to the end of our renovation and I CAN NOT wait to start moving our things back in, hang some art, and just enjoy some time at home. I can’t believe how much counter space we have now that that wall is history. The new pieces of marble for the extension of the countertop and backsplash are in place, and all that is left to do hang the upper cabinets, put the doors on the new base cabinets, and paint the toe-kicks.

The new laundry room is finally fully functioning (Thank God!) and the best part is that we can close that door to separate it from the kitchen. We replaced what used to be the exterior door there with an interior door that has frosted glass so the light still shines through from the new addition.

bedroom-floorsThe bedroom isn’t looking much different from last time but the floors are finished (Minwax Ebony is the color). Painting, trim, and lighting is about all that’s left here.

tiling-bathroom-showerThe bathroom isn’t quite as far along but I can see my vision coming together (if you squint and move your head side to side real fast). I look forward to the day I can shower in there instead of this mauve 2 x 2 foot box. I used the same basic subway tiles as we did in the cabin but mixed it up with a different pattern and I am digging how its turning out. We put a white hex on the floor (still to be grouted) and plan on putting a marble top on the short wall of the shower base.

bathroom-progress-hanging-vanityWe got the vintage credenza up on the wall! Even without the drawers in place and completely covered in dust it still makes me happy. We are going to put a marble countertop on this as well (we are using every last bit of the two marble slabs we bought for the kitchen).

Thanks for coming along on this reno ride with me, phew…I’m tired. zzz

Alto Pendant Lamps by Cedar & Moss // Cabinet Doors & Drawer fronts by SemiHandmade // Cabinet Hardware by Lewis Dolwin // Stools by Organic Modernism // Cabinet paint colors: Pigeon & Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Floor Stain Color is Ebony by Minwax // Faucet by Brizo // Subway Tile by Daltile // White Hex Mosaic Floor Tile by Merola // Vintage Credenza from West Coast Modern

To see all of the renovation process check here.
To see before photos check here.

  • That is looking amazing!

  • sigh. gorgeous.
    the wall tile pattern is perfect.

  • Everything looks so amazing (or will be, I can totally see your vision, even covered in dust) that I have no further words. Just – can I come visit?

  • This looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it all finished!

  • Jess

    What a stunning home you guys are creating! I love your choices of finishes! I can’t wait to see how you guys decorate!

  • I can totally see it when I squint!! 😉 Oh it looks so lovely!!!

  • alicia griffin

    what color did you use on the walls of your kitchen? we just did a very similar reno with marble backsplash and for the LIFE of me, I cannot find the right soft shade of white or light, light grey.

    and way to go on the brass- not enough people are ballsy enough to do that, but it. is. gorg. what’s the manufacturer for the pulls?


    • Hi Alicia,
      Thanks! We painted it Snowfall by Behr. The pulls are by Lewis Dolin. There’s a link in the sources.

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  • Charlotte

    is it weird that i got very excited about a penciled in circle on the wall. this is my favorite. the proportions are amazing and it will be very rad.

  • Savanah


    Please come to Australia and decorate my house.

  • gorgeous! i love the pattern of the tile in the shower…makes the ceilings look super tall…at least in the photograph.

  • It’s looking AWESOME!!

    The kitchen–yipee!! Love the idea to put the frosted glass door, genius! Of course! Yes!

    The hex tiles are just like your inspiration post and look awesome–you have a real knack for mixing older style with new and finding pieces that are so new age, modern and chic. I would have never thought to use those little hex tiles (they remind me of my grandparent’s old bathroom, and the way you’ve done it makes it look sooooo modern and cool) and I love it!

    Things are coming together! Woohoo!

  • Your home is such a dream! I love how you and your husband are truly making it your own. Absolutely can’t wait to see the finished bathroom!!

  • trotula

    so impressed with your take on subway tile. brilliant.

  • WOW! That kitchen is everything!

  • Love the credenza, it will look amazing once it’s finished! Checking your progress is really helping me get through my own renovation, feels like I’m not alone 😉

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  • Beatriz

    I love your style! That kitchen is amazing. Can you please tell me if the range is a GE Cafe slide-in? And if so, do you like it? I’m in the middle of a kitchen renovation and can’t decide in the range but I like the look of the GE cafe. Thanks

    • Hi Beatriz, I am not sure about what type of GE range it is, it came with the house. (we were able to keep the appliances which was a major save). We do like it though! It has treated us well so far.

  • J

    I love your home!
    Would you say Behr snowfall is a more crispier white or a warm white? I am thinking of painting my entire home BJ white dove with BJ simply white trim. I am after the “white house” however your home is making me lean towards Behr snowfall! Does it have a gray hue?

    Also, What color is your trimming?

    • Hi J, Thank you! It is a very neutral white, white. ha I picked it because it doesn’t have any yellow or weird undertones. Definitely on the very crisp side. We used the same color for the trim just in a different finish. (flat for the walls and satin for the trim). Hope that helps!

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  • Eliza

    Love the whole renovation, always come back to these posts for inspiration! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the interior and exterior glass doors? Thanks!

    • sarah

      Hi Eliza, the interior one (by the laundry room) is from Home Depot and the exterior patio doors are from stock building supply. X

  • Tabitha McKelvy

    I love the floors! I am in the process of renovations and am using ebony by minxwax as well. May I ask the gloss that you all used? I don’t want mine to be too shiny. Thank you!


    Hey Sarah, I absolutely love your house and want to recreate what you have done in our kitchen.

    We have a 1960’s house and are looking at removing a wall in our kitchen. We have the same situation where the current kitchen flooring is tile, but the rest of the house is hardwood. We are nervous about if we would be able to feather the new hardwoods in and get it to look seamless like you did. Any tips? Did you use professionals or DIY?

    Thanks for your inspiration!

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