I created my dream kitchen! before & after!


♥ a true labor of love! ♥

I am so grateful for my home.  Every single day when my son Ben and I pull in our driveway…we both say, Home Sweet Home!

I am excited to share before and after photos from my kitchen remodel!  I was able to save a lot of money on the cabinets by just putting a fresh coat of bright white paint and new hardware that I actually got from Target!

So this first picture is from 5 years ago so you can see the original color of the cabinets before I painted them…very country & too much clutter back then (not my thing!!) and Ben was just a baby!


So…I had a lot of dark appliances and “beautiful” {lol} mauve color formica countertops and I never realized how small they made the kitchen feel!  We inherited them when we bought the house 10 years ago…wow have things changed!  Now, I am divorced, my son is 5 and I am in renovation heaven!  I love projects!

Here are a few more before shots…

{you can see my little guy hanging over my dutch door} I love these doors…I have another one in the kitchen leading to the mudroom!



Here it goes…when I created this kitchen, bright, light and fresh were words that came to mind when I started planning.  I’ve always loved white carrara marble even though everyone told me not to go for it and of course, I did anyway!  I also went for simplicity with white subway tile for the backsplash.




this sweet butter dish comes from Magnolia Market!

Joanna & Chip Gaines from hgtv’s Fixer Upper inspire me everyday!

This is their online marketplace!  You have to check it out!


I decided to go with GE Cafe series stainless steel appliances.  I also took out the cabinets that used to be above the range and added in the microwave so I wouldn’t have to have it on the countertops.  I also splurged for the double oven!  Thanksgiving at my house!!


I really love these window seats!  The snack drawer is on the right and I have so much storage!  I decided to have new seat covers made with this beautiful diamond fabric in fog from Serena & Lily!

kitchen collage

Check out my sweet boy!

and I love this other dutch door…I keep it open all of the time!


PLEASE let me know what you think!!!

I also remodeled my bathroom last year – take a look!


bathroom before

this project needed to happen!  I have no words for the before photos…so let’s just focus on the after.  I got the kensington pivot oval mirror, lighting fixture, mini-sink console with carrara marble… all from Potterybarn.

The flooring, which I love is from Home Depot!



And…the powder room/laundry room remodel!!


before laundry



Thank you for reading!  ♥ Corry


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