Oh dear mercy, this post has been a long time coming.
You know how those design bloggers seem to buy a house and then reveal their renovations like 2 weeks later? Yeah.. Real life isn’t quite like that. We watched our renovation tick by at a snail’s pace… a snail who is riddled with arthritis in it’s old age and has to stop for breaks quite often. What I honestly thought would be a 2-3 week ordeal (HA!) turned out to be about 6-8 months of work. However, from where I’m standing now, it was worth every single bit of work, melt downs, schedules, road blocks, re-figuring plans, and fighting with contractors. Besides only the birth of my children – it is the most rewarding work I think I’ve ever ever done.
When we moved in, I saw a serious vision for this space. Here’s what our kitchen looked like the day we first walked through it…
And here is what it looks like today…
I am still pinching myself that I actually live here.
Living for months on end with no dishwasher, counter space, and all of our appliances plugged in on random walls was actually all worth it in the end.
My blood, sweat and tears went into creating this space. I designed the entire kitchen myself, thinking about exactly how I wanted to use it. To see the project come to fruition was nothing short of magic. It turned out exactly like I envisioned and I’m so grateful to my whole team of people who helped this come true. Especially to Brady, who is a great sport about letting me do whatever I want in our home. This truly wouldn’t have been possible without his hard work and faith in my impeccable taste. 😉 After living in rentals for pretty much my entire life, I can’t explain to you how good it feels to have a space that is my very own. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it sure feels good to be HOME at the Miller Manor.
And because I am not a paid DIY blogger, we also did this kitchen on a remarkable budget. I’ll be posting all about the details soon, so be sure to comment if you have questions about a specific thing and I’ll make sure to add it into my post.
Do you love it? 😀
Amazing Cass! It turned out so awesome. I want it! Great job!!!
Your kitchen is straight out of a dream! Oh my heavens. My husband and I are still renting and I cannot wait to create such a gorgeous space.
LOVE it! I’m dying do know what Grae’s chores are!
Can’t to read all about the details! I am aching to remodel our kitchen and family room space, and I think we may just do it this year. The only thing holding us back is that we can’t agree on exactly what we want to do and of course, the fact that we want to do it inexpensively. So I am really excited to see how you did it!
so crazy gorgeous! and i agree with you on having your own home and a space you designed. that is HOME. it’s just lovely! looking forward to the price/resource breakdown 🙂
I LOVE it.
What a perfectly lovely kitchen!!! I cannot wait to read the details that went into making this gorgeous space. I do have one question, where did you get (or did you make?) the wooden ruler? I need that so badly.
Your kitchen is absolutely dreamy!! Where did you get your kitchen table?
Thanks Jana! And my kitchen table is originally pottery barn, but has been painted white. 🙂 I am actually looking to sell it! Are you local?? 😀
Where did you get those cute mint stools. I would love some of my own. Also, how did you do your bar? I love the color!
I want to buy actions that make my kitchen look like your kitchen, eh? It is SO perfect and just lovely. Seriously.
It rocks! Looks like a beautiful place for family togetherness for years to come!
This is my husbands grandparents old house! Don’t be surprised if I show up on your doorstep one day asking to come inside!! This looks incredible!!!! I’m so impressed! I’m dying to know what you did with the rest of the house!
Caitlin, that is so awesome!! I have been dying to have someone who knew what the house looked like before come by. Someone bought it before we did and just did a basic flip, but we’ve redone almost all of what they did, so I don’t know what it looks like when the Hunt’s lived here. We think so fondly of them, though and think it’s so amazing that a full generation has been brought up in the walls of our home. We hope we are doing the Hunt family proud. 🙂 And the garden is still very much in tact! 🙂
Please come by! I would love it! 😀
I absolutely adore what you did with the space! I can’t wait to own so I can create my own magical kitchen space
Katya @ Little Broken
I love, love that barn inspired door in the kitchen!!! Where is it from?!
Gorgeous!!! Your hard work truly paid off!!!
This is BEAUTIFUL! Well done (:
I pinned an image and am following you both!
I want more details on the chore charts and what chores your girls do 😉
Love everything you did. I want your barn door! Would love a measuring stick too! Organic home made me a meal plan board, I love her work!
Love all of it! Thanks for the ideas! Would love to win!
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