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Kitchen + Fireplace Room Progress

Last week I was on a whirlwind mission to complete as many home projects as I could before our friends arrived. We put up wainscoting in the dining room (still not done, FML seriously), painted the beams in the fireplace room, touched up the kitchen and actually organized/decorated the house the best we could with what we have.

The kitchen and the fireplace room are probably the most 'put together' rooms in the house right now and so far I'm really happy with the progress in there!  While we still have a ways to go, I don't just want to buy furniture to have it, I want to make sure I'm picking the right pieces for the space and that is going to take some time.  Here's where we are at right now...


The paint color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and it has made all the difference in the world.  Quite a far cry from this, remember?!


In the long run, we'll do a whole kitchen overhaul but for now painting has done the trick.

A few housewarming gifts from friends and looking into the fireplace room...




The only new purchases in the fireplace room have been the couch, TV, bar cart, lamp on the floor and some small accessories.  Everything else we previously owned and is just a temporary solution until we find the right pieces.

And how great do the white beams look?  We wanted to stain them to match the floor so badly but since they were already painted by the previous owners (yellow), we just couldn't get them back to their original wood finish.  Kind of a bummer but I think the white does a good job of opening up the room.


I just bought this Threshold Tufted Bench and Gold Sunburst Mirror (thanks to Shelby!) yesterday for hopefully this room and can't wait to get them.  We're also still on the hunt for the perfect chair... and a million other little things.


One day at a time!
Linking up with Shanna and Liz

46 comments

  1. You're definitely making progress!! My sister has lived in her house for 7 years and only now was she finally able to re-do the formal living room and last year it was the dining room...so it really does take time!! I love the couch you picked out and I can't wait to see the new items make their way into your home!!

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  2. I'm SO impressed, I just love your home! I can't believe what a huge difference just a coat of paint made. It looks so good. I definitely like the white beams too, opens and brightens up the room for sure :) Good job guys!

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  3. Your home is looking absolutely amazing! Love the transformation in the kitchen, the gray and white makes it look so much brighter and warm! Love it!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow what a big change! I love it!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  5. LOVE the paint in the kitchen what a huge difference! I painted the same color in our dining room, and it's such a pretty color :)

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  6. Wow! You guys have made awesome progress - I love what painting the kitchen has done as a temporary solution. There are beams in the family room of our new home, but they aren't supports beams so we technically could just take them down. You're inspiring me to keep them up and paint them!

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  7. Looks awesome! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?! I really like the beams white- it brightens up the room a lot

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  8. I love the color!! You've done such a great job!! Love that tufted bench and mirror, its going to look so classy in there!

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  9. Once again, I love your paint colors. You did such a great job with them. I love the gray kitchen and also think you're really smart for not just filling your house with stuff. I"m guessing that you'll be happier in the long run by picking out things a little at a time. Good advice for any new homeowner.

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  10. Katie!!! The kitchen and fireplace room look AMAZING! It's amazing what paint can do! I swear painting the downstairs of our house (which was all dark wood and dark paint colors) made into a totally new house. I love both rooms and the floor just stands out so much with the gorgeous wall colors to play off of it! I love the beams painted white because it really opens up the room, makes the ceiling seem vaulted and the whole space very beachy, crisp and clean. So gorgeous!!! And I have been eyeing that bench HARD!

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  11. Wow your kitchen looks completely different just with the paint! Looks like you've made a ton of progress and it looks great! Love the couch you picked out too.

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  12. I'm obsessed with the color of the kitchen! I want to paint our entire house that color- it looks so good! I love all the natural light in those rooms & the fireplace-- you are making so much progress!!

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  13. So so gorgeous!! Love the white. We are furniture hunting right now too. So hard!

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  14. Wow! You did an awesome job on your kitchen! I love how the paint lightened it up! And the family room is looking great too! Love the pieces you ordered from Target!

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  15. The paint you did in the kitchen took it from the 80's to a clean, modern kitchen! Isn't it amazing what a coat of paint will do? Your house is coming along beautifully!

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  16. Katie, I love the paint choice! Such a bright pretty space with that natural light! A++ Can't wait to see more!

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  17. Loving the progress, y'all did some work!! It's amazing how much better the kitchen looks- it went from dated to modern with just a coat of paint. And the beams look great as well :)

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  18. Oh my goodness LOVE your kitchen, it is so beautiful. I can't wait to get a white kitchen when I grow up ;)!

    You are doing an awesome job decorating, lady!

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  19. It is looking so wonderful!!! Love your style.

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  20. Yay!!! This room has SO much potential and it already looks way better right now! It takes a while to get everything sorted out...You're on the right track!

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  21. I can't believe what an amazing difference a coat of paint can make! The kitchen looks AWESOME, Katie! You guys really have worked so hard!!!

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  22. Wow! That looks incredible, what a difference!

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  23. omg paint makes SUCH a difference! i LOVE it! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  24. I love what some good paint can do to transform a room!! Love the redo!! Looks fantastic!

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  25. ahh i love the before and after pictures of the kitchen!! Gal, I can't believe how awesome it looks and all your hard work has paid off!!! The family room looks great too and I love the addition of your new couch!

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  26. Beautiful! I am iffy about grey shades sometimes, but I like that Pewter color.

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  27. ahh! I've been waiting for this post to finally see the kitchen and it looks sooo much better! I love how open it all looks with the white beams! Revere pewter is the best!

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  28. Everything looks fantastic!! I love that paint color and that couch. You did a great job!! :-)

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  29. Paint can give a major facelift quickly - looks great! And I love your fireplace...I don't know what your plans are for it, but I'd whitewash that thing in a hot minute and make the base and mantel top a dark wood color for some pop! Beautiful..
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  30. OMG Katie it looks like a completely different house then the one I was in a couple of months ago! Good job lovebug! Looks beautiful!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  31. WAIT WAIT WAIT.
    The tufted bench is back in stock?! OH NO WHY DID YOU TELL ME THAT I WANT IT. No, I need it. Do you know how long I have been waiting for it?!!?!!?
    Ok I'm calm now. the kitchen looks like a completely different room! wow! go paint!
    um who would paint beams yellow? thats so weird. sucks you couldnt stain them, but the white does look very nice!

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  32. Everything is looking so so good! Can't wait to see what you do with the bench and the mirror!
    xo Southern Style

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  33. Whoa! The paint in the kitchen resulted in a total room transformation! It looks fabulous! I had to laugh when you wrote, "the only new purchases in the fireplace room have been...." That's A LOT...and some BIG purchases! Girl, your home is really coming together! And I love to see the progress as it takes place!

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  34. Lady, I'm impressed. You are totally transforming this place and it's looking great! Can't wait to see where you put the mirror (so smart to get it ha!).

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  35. Umm, that kitchen deserves to be put in a catalog! GORGEOUS!!

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  36. Seriously I can see why you were stressing so much about the paint because what a difference it made! Gorgeous!!! Definitely need to bookmark those colors!

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  37. It is looking beautiful!! I love your floors, such a great color. Can't wait to see the mirror and bench in the space. Great job!!!

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  38. I can't get over how different the kitchen looks with the new paint color! It doesn't even look like the same kitchen, it looks amazing!

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  39. Wow! What a transformation that kitchen went through! It's amazing how much it changed with just paint. Love it!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  40. AWESOME paint choice, lady! Your house looks awesome! Your house posts make me want to do a ton of updates to our house now too. :) xo

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