Welcome to DAY TWO of our Wilmore House Tour! On DAY ONE of the tour, I shared with you before and after pictures of the exterior and the den.
Today, we are going to tour the KITCHEN area!
But first, lets look at the “grainy” video of the first day we started to renovate the kitchen at the Wilmore House…
I had to lighten these photos a TON because there was no electricity in the house when I took pictures that day, and it was late afternoon. They were trying to get as much demo finished before the sun set.
The kitchen was such a mess. Everything was old and dirty, and we knew we would be gutting the whole thing.
We also knew that we would be tearing down the wall between the kitchen and the den. You can see that wall on the right side of the picture below…
And yes, there was a hole in the floor! haha!
It took a couple days to gut everything, but we wanted a blank space to start from scratch. Cy had a couple guys help him, and here they are tearing things down in the corner of the kitchen…
Here is the window where the kitchen sink used to be…
Standing in the kitchen and looking back at the front door…
You can see where we tore down the middle wall and see some bricks where the fireplace use to be….
Unfortunately, the fireplace was in too bad of shape to save. :(
Here is another video of the demo process…
Cy actually had to jack up the entire floor (house) because it sloped to the right. He had to reinforce all the floor joists and add new plywood for the new flooring.
So now that you have a good idea of how it all started….let’s look at where it is now!!!
Can you believe it’s the same house!! I LOVE that we decided to vault the ceiling, add new wood planks, and paint them white.
I had the idea to reuse the 100 year old ceiling joists and bunch them into groups of three to create the look of wood beams all across the house. And those “beams” are probably the favorite part of our house now! (You can see in the photo below that Cy still has to make a door cover to the attic access in the ceiling.)
It is amazing how roomy this home feels now! We had all of my family (about 19 of us,) over last week for Jonathan’s birthday and the house felt “full” but not crowded. It was awesome!
For the backsplash in the kitchen, we used the leftover white penny tile from our bathroom makeover in this house. We bought the butcher block countertop, white stock cabinets, and hardware from Lowe’s.
Cy built me the open shelves, and he attached them to the wall with inexpensive “L brackets” from Lowe’s that we painted black.
Some of the items in the kitchen I have had for a while, but some are new. I will link what I can at the bottom of this post.
All of the lighting in this house is from Kitchler, and I will share those links at the bottom of this post as well.
Everything is so clean and new in this house, (unlike my Tennessee home, haha!) so it truly is like a peaceful vacation when we stay there. We have only what we need and everything has it’s place. Makes this mama’s heart happy. :)
And I am so glad that we decided to put French doors where the kitchen sink used to be. Now the layout makes perfect sense, and you can walk right out those doors to the small deck that Cy built. We have a small grill out there and have already used it a ton.
To the left of the doors, I created a “coffee station” with a black piece of furniture that use to be my mom’s. I gave it a fresh coat of black paint and some new hardware to make it look brand new!
The doorway on the left leads to laundry room that I will share with you in a future post as well.
I’m just thrilled with how this home has turned out! I can’t tell you how much we love it! And we are so very thankful for it!
Next stop on the tour will be the master bedroom! (The only bedroom in the house when we bought it!)
I hope you are enjoying this tour. Thank you for letting me share it with you! :)
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