Kitchen with Personality & Sources

In late January (where has the time gone?!?), we shared our kitchen tour and I promised you guys some kitchen sources in case you’re renovating, building, or just flat out curious.

Since our kitchen tour, we’ve added some finishes that make the kitchen a bit less bland, so here are some “update photos” followed by the sources!



Shelving with raw steel brackets and brass screws (see sources below).  Each item on these shelves has a story or memory that is special to us!


I’ve always told Aaron I wanted an old truck…


My sister brought this adorable cow for coffee creamer back from Italy.  Isn’t she cute?



Here are our sources if anyone is curious:

Floors:  US Floors Cork in Coffee Matte ordered from Regal Floors

  • We got an absolutely unbeatable price from this company, but make sure you leave plenty of time for back-ordered product (especially cork)

Cabinets:  Pepper Shaker Cabinets from Cabinet Giant

  • FYI:  A coupon code saved us over $600
  • Cabinets are plywood base and real wood fronts (no MDF)
  • Make sure you read about shipping- we had to rent a moving truck- but savings were worth it!

Viking Stove: Craigslist- $500- not kidding

Refrigerator:  Stainless-look Frigidaire that we already owned

Vent Hood:  ProLine Range Hoods 36″ 696 Professional Range Hood

  • Prices are unbeatable.  Customer service reviews are great.
  • We had a burnt out light-bulb upon arrival and they sent us new ones for free

Dishwasher:  Whirlpool Gold Top Control Dishwasher in White Ice from Home Depot

Countertops:  Quartz in Pure White cut by a local stone cutter

Island:  Old Work Table and Stool found at Lula B’s in Dallas

Chandelier:  Lamps Plus

  • First chandelier we received had an electrical short, but they sent us a new chandelier

Sink:  IKEA Farmhouse Sink (which I’ve told is being replaced with a newer model)

Faucet:  Bainbridge Single Hole Pull-Down Faucet in Polished Brass from Signature Hardware

  • I accidentally ordered the wrong size faucet and, in a pinch, had this faucet overnighted.  It arrived at my door in about 12 hours.  Not exaggerating.
  • In addition to that, they waived the re-stocking fees since it was an exchange and not a return
  • Prices are unbeatable for the quality you receive

Undercabinet Lights:  Supplied by Electrician

Shelf Brackets:  Raw Steel by Designs2Create on Etsy

Reclaimed Wood for Shelving:  From our house and our neighbor’s house

Cabinet Hardware:  Lee Valley Hardware

I don’t really like to talk “numbers”, but including the price of the appliances, we came in just under $8,500 for our entire kitchen.  I’d say that is a reasonable cost for a “kitchen from scratch.”

Any questions?  Please don’t hesitate to ask!

Kitchen Reveal-ish

I aspire to be one of those bloggers that features amazing “room reveals” on their blog.  I’m amazed at those who seem to finish all of the work in approximately 24 hours and have it perfectly staged, photographed, and edited by the next morning.

Yeah, I’m not one of those bloggers.

I’ve been hinting at showing you our kitchen… for months… and it’s still not finished.  So let’s have a kitchen “right now” tour, shall we??


We’re hoping to have finishing touches up in the next week or so.

Here’s what is missing:

  • Hardware installation
  • Molding for top of cabinets
  • Rustic wood shelving above sink and fridge with steel brackets

I’m also hoping to have an inspiration post, as well as sources, if anyone is interested!

Thanks for stopping by!