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Sneak Peek of our Kitchen

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I am so thankful for all the comments and well wishes you have given me over the past six months. Many of those comments have lifted my spirits during the long kitchen renovation process. Your belief in me has truly allowed me to take on projects I would have probably shied away from.

After 6.5 months, we finally unpacked our boxes and officially moved back into the kitchen. The plumber hooked up our sink and dishwasher on Tuesday. It was a milestone for us. My boys (young and adult) acted as if the kitchen sink was a thing of wonder.


As a thank you for helping me through the process of building our kitchen back after the leak, I’m giving you a little sneak peek of the progress. It’s not complete, but I feel like I owe you this little video preview:

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Just getting caught up on our kitchen renovation? You can read ALL about how we went from a small water leak to bare studs to a working kitchen!



62 replies
  1. Barb@The Everyday Home
    [email protected] Everyday Home says:

    Brittany – I cannot wait to see your reveal, and I am elated for you that you finally have the heart of your home back. I cannot imagine how you have survived all of these months but survive you did, and look what a beautiful kitchen you have to show for all of your hard work and efforts. I know you must feel very proud.


  2. ERIN
    ERIN says:

    I love your new sink! I’m curious about the dish of little hand towels. How do you use them? It looks like a clever way to avoid using too many paper towels.

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:


      I just picked up the dish and washcloths at HomeGoods. And yes, it has replaced our paper towel addiction. So far I’ve been using them for several days and I’m liking it.

  3. Joy Bailey
    Joy Bailey says:

    It’s looking great! I love love your cabinet hardware, and the counter tops are gorgeous! We are remodeling our bathroom right now and feel like we are in the same boat as you, it will be done eventually and be so worth it in the end. Thanks for being encouraging and keep up the beautiful work:) Love your name by the way… I’m a Bailey girl too!!;)

  4. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe
    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says:

    It looks AMAZING, Brittany!!! I can’t wait to see it completely finished. 🙂
    Yay for having running water!
    I love, love, LOVE that window and sink! They look perfect together. Congrats on getting so much done!! Its definitely a dream kitchen. 🙂

  5. kristin
    kristin says:

    Oh it’s gorgeous, so pretty! Such a rough road you have been through….I love that sink and faucet….You give me hope that we can get through our kitchen disaster as well…thank you!!

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:


      At times it was trying, but I just kept myself busy. And sometimes I’m amazed that 6.5 months have passed. And sometimes when I think about October 2012, it seems years ago!

  6. Barbara in CT
    Barbara in CT says:

    I am so relieved that you have a working kitchen. You have really been through the ‘ringer’ lately. I admire the way you have handled everything that has been handed to you. Your kitchen is lovely. You have many years ahead of you to enjoy it with your boys.

  7. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    This is beautiful Brittany! I’m so happy & excited for you & wow do you ever deserve this & more. It’s all so fabulous, difficult to name & would take too long to list all the things I love.

  8. Jeanette
    Jeanette says:

    I think I’m in love with your kitchen. It is BEAUTIFUL! It inspires me to think about what I want to do when I get ready to remodel mine. I think my favorite thing is the mismatched hardware. So pretty!!!

  9. Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos
    Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says:

    Brittany, it’s looking AMAZING! That sink… UGH! Also, isn’t it crazy how much under-cabinet lighting adds to a kitchen? Makes it feel so much more ‘gourmet’ and classy. Love following along on your kitchen adventures and can’t wait to see the finished reveal!

  10. Jeff
    Jeff says:


    Fantastic. The cup pulls and glass knobs were a wonderful choice. Both the in-cabinet and under cabinet lighting are way cool, especially at night. And the Delta faucet, who doesn’t need one of those. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve needed to turn on the faucet after cutting fish or meat and it turns out to be a challenge.

    You have a beautiful kitchen Brittany 🙂

  11. Cath
    Cath says:

    Wow. Everything looks terrific. So many neat ideas. I’ve never seen a faucet like that. Cool. I’d be standing there right with the boys wanting to play with it. What happens when the power goes off? Have to admit I clicked on the link to find out more about it–almost fell off my chair when I saw the price. Great idea, but… Well, lets just say I’ll never see one in my kitchen. Floor looks great. Neat lighting ideas. Thanks for showing us everything.

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Cath, the faucet is powered by regular AA batteries. And you don’t have to use the “touch” function. It will work like a regular faucet even when the batteries wear out. Yes, the faucet would definitely be a splurge item for most. I do know that when purchasing faucets, if you cheap out too much, you end up replacing it in a few years when the parts break.

  12. Stacey-Lee
    Stacey-Lee says:

    Love the colours, the lighting, the sink and faucet, the floors, the counters, the fully extendable drawers oh gosh LOVE it all! All that hard work starting to come to fruition, you must be sooo proud.

  13. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    It’s so beautiful, Brittany! I love the counter tops and the tops of the cabinets. The two toned cabinets and mis-matched knobs bring so much character and charm to the kitchen. And I LOVE that pendant light as well as all of the extra lighting features. I’d just in the doorway and stare all day.

  14. Linda Weeks
    Linda Weeks says:

    I thought it said “David Cassidy Touch20 faucet”. Anyway, you and I are going through the same procedure at the same time; I’m getting my kitchen redone too! Hope it all works out for both of us. I like the colors so far, and we’ve only had one major argument, but there’s still time for more. I’ll send some photos too, once I have something to show. I particularly like your hardware pulls, they are so cool…I’m getting cork floors put in too!

    • Kay
      Kay says:

      Great kitchen ideas! If I had a $ for every time you said “UM” it would pay for mine! Ha! Love your Blog you crack me up!

  15. martha
    martha says:

    Will you share the paint color for the cabinets? We also went with white appliances as I felt they were timeless, but now I can’t decide on the cabinet colors. White or color? Thanks for the information and what a beautiful kitchen.

  16. Mandy Lovan
    Mandy Lovan says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love the two-toned cabinets and the bling that you chose. One question – what is the “appliance” to the left of the coffee station? Looks like a water dispenser? So excited that your kitchen reno is coming to an end so we can see the final product and (more importantly) you get your kitchen back.

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Mandy, thank you for your kind comment. The appliance is a bottom fed water cooler. It uses the same 5 gallon jugs, but they fit in the base. It’s safer and less obtrusive. We also really like having it so the kids can get fresh water whenever they like (a bonus after my son was hospitalized for dehydration.)

  17. Shell We
    Shell We says:

    It looks mahvalous dahling! Really love your counters since I dislike granite. Great job cant wait to see the full reveal.

  18. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    Just gorgeous! I especially love your counter top. That is just what I would use. I’m not a fan of granite. Seriously, aren’t you going to be just a little bit tempted to yellow tape the doors after it is finished to keep everyone out? lol

  19. Kim
    Kim says:

    I found your blog through The Lettered Cottage and have now spent the last 2 hours reading all about your kitchen reno – LOVE IT! I plan – someday- to redo our 1992 honey oak cabinets and absolutely love the colors you’ve chosen for your cabinets. This may be a silly question – but with the color you chose for the blue, did you paint them yourself or did the cabinet manufacturer do it for you? I just love the entire look and will now be showing this to my husband tonight (poor guy!) Can’t wait for the full reveal!

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Kim, not a silly question at all. I didn’t paint the cabinets. I had them match Sherwin Williams Copen Blue. THe factory finish will always be stronger than anything I could paint ;-).

  20. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    [email protected] says:

    Brittany….Your kitchen is so beautiful!…I love the colors you chose…Oh, I just love EVERYTHING about your kitchen…I am so happy that this project is coming close to completion for you…Yes, you will love that sink..I have a Kohler apron sink also and could never go back to another sink again…and I have ordered the same hardware from D. Lawless!!…I won a GC from them!!…Again, so happy for you Brittany…you did a gorgeous job as usual…

  21. Meg Sluyter
    Meg Sluyter says:

    It looks AMAZING! I love the two tone cabinets too, love that blue. And your floor, every time I see it I love it even more. We are getting a new floor in the kitchen (soon) and I might just have to go with this one. 🙂 It all looks so amazing together too, can’t wait to see it all finished with the back splash and everything.

  22. Anna Sloan
    Anna Sloan says:

    I am curious about your range hood. I didn’t see any DIY references to you making it so am assuming your cabinet people did it? You do have a lovely kitchen and I know you all are thrilled with how it finished out.

  23. jan
    jan says:

    I learned when remodeling a past house the following…
    The vent for the stove should really be larger, wider then the width of stove.
    I also made it easy for my kids to learn how to properly set silverware at place setting
    just set the drawer dividers so that from left to right, the silver is in the same as it would go at each setting. ie: salad fork, dinner fork, knife, spoon , spoon etc. Even my son remembers.

  24. Mary Cay
    Mary Cay says:

    I’m so happy to find another handy woman! I am the person in our house who tackles all the fix-it jobs and have learned the hard way on many projects. Love this website – thank you!


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