Happy Thursday! Today I'm excited to share our latest home project. We partnered with the Home Depot to update our kitchen and I really love the way it turned out.
If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with home projects and changing things up. Although our eventual plan is to change our kitchen to an open concept kitchen + living space, I've been wanting to change the backsplash and remove some of the cabinets for a more open feel. I have always loved the look of painted brick backsplash, so I jumped at the idea of a limewash surface. We decided we would tackle two things on our wish list at once - opening up that side of the kitchen with a new vent hood & open shelving, and replacing the backsplash throughout the kitchen.
As soon as we took down the cabinets, it immediately felt SO OPEN (okay, as open as a galley kitchen can feel). Here's a before (dark & closed off and blah)...
After cabinet demo & brick tile installation...
PSA #1 - Harrison did ALL of this. I was absolutely useless. He loves when we get project opps from THD because it usually means hard manual labor for him ;)
PSA #2 - when doing home projects with your husband, wine is NECESSARY for your marriage and sanity
Tune into the Home Depot blog to see a step-by-step of how I whitewashed this brick surface using Bianco Antico Limewash. I was SO surprised at how easy it was, y'all! it took me just a few hours total and it was much easier than painting, which is my LEAST FAVORITE ACTIVITY EVER. (I learned about my love for painting when Harrison and I got the bright idea to paint our ENTIRE house together when we first moved in. Never again. Never.)
I am so thrilled with the way this turned out (and Harrison was super impressed with my whitewashing abilities)! We added open shelving on both sides of the range hood, and also added beadboard to the sides of the cabinets that were attached to the ones we removed.
Shop our shelving and accessories below...
(PS - the bracket color is called "brown" on the website but I have no idea why, because they are definitely brass.)
**A huge thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post!