Our kitchen has been tweaked here and there over the past six months, so I thought I’d share some of those tweaks. The kitchen updates have been small and mainly have occurred with how we use the space day-to-day. I get so many questions on how we like our open shelving in the kitchen (which we love!) so I thought I’d just show you some updated pictures of the the kitchen.
As always, spaces evolve over time. This space has evolved a bit since the kitchen reveal (make sure to hop over and see the kitchen reveal for all the DIY Projects and sources) but it hasn’t been a drastic change.
The biggest change has probably been figuring out how we like to use our open shelving. As you know, we DIY’d our open shelving and it’s probably our favorite thing in the kitchen.
As we’ve lived with the space, we’ve figured out that we love all our coffee cups on the shelves, as well as bowls and large plates.
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Granola toppings showcased in glass bottles are another favorite staple on the shelves. They are super easy to grab and use each morning and they look adorable too! Most of my glass jars are vintage, but these look great and are pretty inexpensive.
The area around the oven has definitely changed. We got the Breville Barista Express earlier this year and just adore it. The one thing that I don’t love as much is that it needs to sit on the counter instead of in the pantry. Before, we just had a regular coffee maker and with a regular coffee maker, there isn’t very much steam that comes out. With this one, the steam that comes out is enough that we didn’t feel comfortable putting it inside the pantry.
The knife block was a DIY and we still love it.
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From this angle, you can kind of spy our new leather bench seat. I really love the new look in the eat-in kitchen. The original gray fabric that was on the bench had definitely seen better days. I’m happy to have the leather in the space now and I’m really hoping it lasts for a long time!
I think this angle really shows how compact the space is. I’ve gotten quite a few comments about how large and nice our kitchen is and, although it’s nice, it’s not huge!
On Instagram, I get quite a few questions about our barstools. I originally got them from West Elm but they were sold through West Elm from a maker and are no longer available. If I was shopping for affordable barstools right now, I’d be tempted to get these.
The rug was an Ebay find. It’s one of my favorite purchases! I listed all my Affordable Places to Shop For Rugs a few months ago. Make sure to check it out if you are in the market.
As most of you know, my highland cow painting was painted by my hubby. You can buy reprints here though.
All in all, our kitchen space looks similar to when we revealed it yet it feels more like us now. I love how different layers can make a space fit more of the personality of those that live within a home. I think the layers that are in the kitchen now fit us and that’s why it feels more and more like the perfect space for us.
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Where are your cabinet handles from?
They are Lewis Dolin Bar Pulls and you can find them a few different places but Hardware Hut has them for sure.
I am doing similar tile in my kitchen and I’m waffling on the grout color. I really like your color, there is just enough contrast. Can you share the brand and color?
I missed your comment. It’s a pre-mix from Home Depot. The color is Oyster Gray.
I was wondering if you could tell me how you spaced your shelving on your wall, it looks open and clean.I love it! We are currently heading into a mid -level remodel and one large upper cabinet is coming down for open shelving with subway tile covering that full wall as well.I have a similar window next to it as well.Im curious…do you have 8ft ceilings like we do?Did you use the window as your guide to placement? …and thoughts on why you didn’t put up third shelf.Since we are recessing our brackets under the drywall and tiling around them ,those are seriously permanent ! Which means you must have tormented yourself about these questions too…lol!!!
I thought the third shelf felt too busy with shorter ceilings. Yes, 8ft ceilings here. We didn’t use the window as the guide… I just eyeballed what I thought I wanted!
I am wondering if you would share the details of the wood flooring. Thanks!
I did a post on it! https://biggerthanthethreeofus.com/wood-flooring-decision/
I really like the chandelier hanging above your ear-in dining table. Would you mind sharing where you purchased it?
Hi Tiffany. So, that light is no longer available and while looking to see what I had sourced that was similar… the one’s that I had sourced are both out of stock as well.
Here’s a really beautiful one, but it is pretty expensive. Love it so much though. Affiliate link below.
Hello! Your open shelving tutorial on the reinforced brackets was so helpful. Thank you!
Just wanted to check on the cabinet colour. I’m thinking of going with dark cabinets as well but read mixed reviews – for e.g., how dirt shows up, how it makes your kitchen look smaller. What are your thoughts? Would you still go dark or opt for safer lighter colours like, say, grey?
Thank you! It’s Cracked Pepper by Behr but color matched to use Benjamin Moore Advance. I love the dark cabinets and wouldn’t change them! I’ve had white too and feel like it’s not a big difference at all for spills or anything else.
Hello what is the finish on the cabinet paint color? I have actually painted my mantel Cracked Pepper and I went for a gloss, which is too shinny.
What stain exactly did you use on your shelves? I love them!
Hi Charly, I used weathered oak by Minwax.
Your post was s-o helpful, thank you and congrats for The result!
I was wondering if this open shelves (my project for my early remade kitchen) are able to support many glass jars ? I need an open shelve to store spiceries and others….
Have à nice day !
Yes, the floating shelves will support your glass jars. We store most of our dishes on ours and they work great.