First glimpse of my beautiful custom cutting board. It is so much better than I imagined. The special surprise was the stone and wood inlays. The red inlay is made from my late grandmother’s necklace, what a special way to make her part of my kitchen! Huge shout out to Bob, he is so talented!

First glimpse of my beautiful custom cutting board. It is so much better than I imagined. The special surprise was the stone and wood inlays. The red inlay is made from my late grandmother’s necklace, what a special way to make her part of my kitchen! Huge shout out to Bob, he is so talented!

Working on the final touches. Our custom crown moulding looks awesome!

Working on the final touches. Our custom crown moulding looks awesome!

I am absolutely in love with the contrast of our dark cabinets and light countertops.

I am absolutely in love with the contrast of our dark cabinets and light countertops.

After three years of wishing and hoping… I have my breakfast nook!

After three years of wishing and hoping… I have my breakfast nook!

The dogs’ bowls used to be in the nook, so we had to figure out where to put them once the benches were installed. We decided that it would be best to directly incorporate them into the benches.

The dogs’ bowls used to be in the nook, so we had to figure out where to put them once the benches were installed. We decided that it would be best to directly incorporate them into the benches.

I know that these things are all over Pinterest, but I’m still super proud of our Mason Jar light fixture. 

My mason jar chandelier is coming together nicely. So excited!

My mason jar chandelier is coming together nicely. So excited!

When we bought the house, the kitchen was covered in faux brick. At first it was charming but I quickly changed my mind. It was a witch to clean and looked super fake. I talked Steven into getting rid of the brick in the kitchen, but I wanted to keep the arch.  I wanted to spruce up the arch so we remortared it. It was an absolute pain and a huge mess, but I’m pretty pleased with the result.

When we bought the house, the kitchen was covered in faux brick. At first it was charming but I quickly changed my mind. It was a witch to clean and looked super fake. I talked Steven into getting rid of the brick in the kitchen, but I wanted to keep the arch. I wanted to spruce up the arch so we remortared it. It was an absolute pain and a huge mess, but I’m pretty pleased with the result.

Most of the cabinet doors are up. The color is rich and gorgeous.

Most of the cabinet doors are up. The color is rich and gorgeous.

Caroline seems to be enjoying the veggie garden

Caroline seems to be enjoying the veggie garden