A picture shows a lot, but not everything. Looking at this kitchen, you'd never know:
🤔 This was once a dining room
🤔 The kitchen used to be in the room behind the coffee bar, separated by stairs
🤔 That there was an unused chimney where the range used to be
🤔 That there are huge rollout shelves in the pantry cabinet allowing for much more storage
🤔 That the hood is really just a drywalled, framed box with a hood insert.
🤔 That the coffee bar shelves and range shelves are made from a hundred year old floor joist
🤔 That the living room is behind us
🤔 That there are 4 super tall windows on the right wall
🤔 That these cabinets were not painted, they came this way
🤔 That I was obsessed with using cement tile but had a very limited budget so I decided a small patch was worth it. I called several companies to try to get someone to ship me that tiny amount
🤔 That this whole house renovation took a year.
🤔 That I made that @lindseyadelman inspired brass light fixture with the help of @all_around_Joe
🤔 That this house is 130+ years old but had very little in historical detail to salvage
🤔 That I hate picking new paint colors bc picking a white that has not too much pink but not too much blue drives me batshit crazy. So I find a couple colors and use them until they wear out their welcome. This is @behrpaint Ultra Pure White, which is code for just plain white. No tint. Bc decisions are hard.
🤔 That yes I know marble is a softer stone and will stain and wear over time, but I like that about marble
🤔 That I feel the need to explain these things bc without this knowledge, it appears that I just wing it and do whatever I feel like without a shit ton of thought and consideration.
🤔 That maybe I am batshit crazy