One of my first blog friends that I met when I started blogging 3 years ago was Sandy, with Reluctant Entertainer. I loved the fact that she is a fellow Christian, homemaker and a devoted mom to 3 children. And she has the gift of hospitality and has encouraged me along the way to have folks over more often. Sandy is a true inspiration and a joy to know and I’m happy that we got to meet up 2 years in a row at Blissdom in Nashville.
So, when I saw Sandy’s kitchen renovation that started last year, with the finishing touches recently completed, I wanted to share it with all of you, in case you missed it. It’s definitely worth a long look.
Renovating a kitchen is never an easy job. It’s tedious and can last for months. Sandy’s 1970’s kitchen underwent a huge transformation. Take a look at the Before pics and then prepare to be WOW’d by the Afters.
Her daughter even got in on the demolition process, a family affair that involved Sandy’s dad (who is a retired builder), hubby, and probably just about the whole crew. I’ve done a mini-renovation in a kitchen and know the hassle involved. But, at the end, it’s oh so worth it, as I’m sure Sandy agrees now that it’s over.
Sandy’s renovation involved taking down a wall.
Which really opened up her space so much. Sandy’s kitchen renovation took them 6 months of hard work and I ‘m sure they had some glitches along the way. I’ve never seen a reno go completely smooth.
So, after months of hard work, here’s Sandy’s kitchen.
And how beautiful it is! Sandy did a lot of things on a budget and splurged on a few key items to get the kitchen of her dreams and she has documented it all on her blog under several posts: Kitchen Part I (Journey & Philosophy)
Some things, Sandy pinched pennies on and in other areas, she got what she wanted (double oven and extra deep stainless steel sink for a couple). For more details, see Kitchen Part II (splurges from her wish list).
And these barstools are a new addition from Target at $59.99, a really cool addition to this warm and modern kitchen. I love this view!
These pendant lights are really cool and she got them on sale for $25 each (great deal!!). In Kitchen, Part III, Sandy gives more details on the lighting, cabinets, counters and paint.
And the single bowl stainless sink that Sandy splurged on is a nice detail too.
I adore this green paint color and how rich it looks with her new cabinets. And of course, you can’t go wrong with white dishes. Great place to store all those platters, on top of the cabinets.
Here, Sandy shares her paint colors. I’m making notes on the green, I love that one.
I hope you’ll go over and say hello to Sandy if you haven’t met her already. She’s a sweetheart and I know she would love to hear from you. This kitchen deserves a special shout-out and I’m happy to show it to all of you. If you’re in the process of renovating a kitchen or looking for new ideas, Sandy’s got plenty of details to share of her kitchen renovation process.
Thank you, Sandy for letting me show off your gorgeous new kitchen.
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