How we turned our old 1970’s kitchen and living room into the DIY farmhouse kitchen and living room spaces of our dreams.
Last weekend marked the one year mark since embarking on the biggest renovation project we’ve ever taken on.
I still remember cooking up our Thanksgiving dinner in a kitchen that felt much too small, on a relic of a stove that never, ever worked the way it should…
We gathered with our family around the table for one last Thanksgiving dinner staring at a kitchen full of oak…
We capped things off with everyone crowded into our back family room because our front living room was too long and narrow to actually use for anything other than furniture storage…
And then, the very next week, demolition began.
And things escalated pretty darn quick if you ask me.
A few weeks later, I walked you through our entire main floor as we had lived in it for more than 2.5 years and told you all about why our living room floor was missing.
A few weeks after that, I wished you a Merry Christmas from our half finished living room.
Not long after that, I shared all of the design plans for the each space.
Another month later, I shared a progress update of a still very unfinished space.
And then things came to a bit of a stand still.
After a very disappointing experience with our cabinet maker, we found ourselves left with a half finished kitchen. We thought long and hard about giving Mike Holmes a call, but in the interest of time, we found ourselves a good lawyer to deal with the mess for us instead. Now, it’s a long story that will have to wait for another day, but the good news is that six short months later, we finally got the go ahead from our lawyer to hire another cabinet maker to finish up the job for us.
The new cabinets are set to be delivered and installed in just a couple of weeks and I couldn’t be more excited to finally, after more than a YEAR, see this renovation project all finished up!
In the meantime, I thought it was about time I gave y’all an update on our renovation progress, so I put together a video walking you through our entire main floor renovation, including tons of before and afters to show you just how HUGE this reno really was! I hope you love it as much as we do!
And just in case you found yourself wondering about any of the finishes or decor we used, I’ve tried to link most of it up below:
Finishes throughout both spaces
wall colour – Edgecomb Gray from Benjamin Moore
trim and cabinet colour – Cloud White from Benjamin Moore
island and sink cabinet colour – Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore
wood floors (Kaslo)
Kitchen + Dining
Living Room + Entry
This main floor renovation has been such a looooooong and challenging road for us, but we really couldn’t be happier with how it’s all coming together! Hoping to have a finished space to share with y’all really soon!
Wishing you a such a lovely day my friends!