Two Story Cottage

Kitchen Reveal, Finally {Woohoo!}

Dear Friends,
Finally, I’m ready to show-off the “new” kitchen.  It is amazing what two coats of paint, a couple of pendant shades, and a few accessories will do.  That being said, I opted not to swap the fixture over the island.  I’m thinking on it for a bit before making any decisions.

DURING (with addition of china cabinet)

Such a huge change and I didn’t even paint a single cabinet.  I am borderline ecstatic about the whole thing.  It feels like mine and because the house is so open it has really transformed the feel of our home.  It is making me crazy- inspired to work on everything else!

* Edited to Add:  There is a kitchen update post here

Information on lighting is here.

Breakfast room is here.
China Cabinet addition is here.

Paint is Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore.

Still considering:
*Lantern over island?
*rug in breakfast room
*ceiling treatment (maybe down the road)

I’m attending link parties this week!



  1. It looks SOOOOO good!!!!

  2. Oh how beautiful. I love the color, it is beautiful. Gorgeous kitchen. Hugs, Marty

  3. The heck with borderline–go ahead, be completely ecstatic!! It’s wonderful, Erin! I love the way you’ve achieved that cottagy feel without painting the cabinets white. I’m amazed at it, actually! I have loved, loved, loved my kitchen for a long time, and I still like the maple cupboards. But I’ve been longing not have something other than stained wood cupboards (a little silly considering that my kitchen is great, but still. There it is. No you’ve inspired me simply to think about changing the wall color and some lighting. I dunno. . . this would be a big painting job. But you’ve inspired me. Who knows?

    Anyway, enough about me. Back to you. Your kitchen is absolutely, positively smashing. Way to go!!

  4. I love the lighter color Erin! Your kitchen is looks so much brighter. Love the new lights!

  5. It’s great! I love the new lights! 🙂

  6. Wow Erin, what a difference! I think it’s definitely the colour of the walls that have made it so light and airy! It just goes to show that less is always more when it comes to revamping a room. Well done, it’s stunning! lol x

  7. It looks great Erin!! Feels so bright and open.

  8. THAT sink!! Love the little touches of rustic you spread throughout as well. Great mix of styles:)

  9. It’s so beautiful! I love your sink, and the window above it1

  10. LOVE the Transformation and what you were able to accomplish without painting your cupboards! I am so inspired! Awesome job!

  11. It looks great! What a difference a new coat of paint can do! You should be proud!!

  12. I’ve been meaning to leave you a comment on this post. Your kitchen is looking so bright and beautiful!!! Your hard work has paid off. Now it’s so dreamy. 🙂

  13. What a gorgeous kitchen!! I just love all of the details and the contrast in wood tones. I found you through Richella’s party and I’m so glad I did! 🙂

  14. I just started leaving a comment and apparently it got eaten–what?? Anyway, I was just saying that I am so glad you linked this to Grace at Home. I LOVE your “new” kitchen!!

  15. Congrats! Scratch the “borderline” and go straight for “ecstatic”! You deserve it!

    We’re seeing so much white right now in kitchens that I really like the rich cherry of yours, btw.

  16. Very Bright and cheerful. I love it! great job!

  17. That is gorgeous! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my “May House Par-tay” at!

  18. Beautiful and love that glass front china cabinet!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered!

  19. The kitchen is gorgeous. So much so, that I want to copy it, somewhat. I thougt those walls were light green. But, when I look up “hazy skies” , it says it is a gray. Does it look more gray or more green in person

    • Hazy Skies definitely has a green tone! I was surprised too when I first used it because I had seen pics on Pinterest where it looked light gray/almost white. My friend just used it in her family room and it looks green there too. I actually got that gallon from Benjamin Moore so it wasn’t even color- matched elsewhere. Good question, Amelia! Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with your kitchen. Come back & let me know how it goes. 🙂

  20. Hi,I love these kind of socks and I love cupcake-y things.

  21. Hello, I love this kitchen! I love the contrast between the counters and the dark blue cabinets. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Your kitchen looks awesome and i congratulate you on your Luxury kitchen. It is my earnest desire to make this type of kitchen.
    Embankment Stair

  23. I really love the white! The blue bar stools add such a fun pop Decanter Reviews of color, too! We have the same fridge

  24. Well furnished homes ! I just love all of the details and the contrast in wood tones. I found you through Richella’s party and I’m so glad I did! 🙂

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