Kitchen Renovation Reveal with Breakfast Nook!

With the arrival of the breakfast nook table last week, I thought it was only appropriate to do a full kitchen renovation reveal!  Like our formal dining room reveal, I’m  obsessed with how our kitchen turned out!

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Before Photos of Our Kitchen

I snagged these before photos from the house listing from when we bought it.  It’s absolutely AMAZING to see the transformation, and even though we haven’t been home that long, it’s hard to remember that our house ever looked like this!  (To be fair, it was down to the studs for a LONG time.)  The only thing I wish I had kept was the roman shade, but eventually I’ll get one made!

Journey of Doing - Before photos of kitchen renovation

After Photos & Our Kitchen Renovation Reveal

We used an architect for the floor plan and moving of walls. I designed and sourced EVERYTHING for our renovation on my own.  I have to admit that I’m proud of how everything came together.  I’ve provided a list of everything used at the end of the post, but if I forgot something, please let me know!  I’m always happy to share where I found things.  Also, I had originally ordered a (way more expensive) different backsplash, but once they put it on the walls, I HATED it.  I scrapped it and picked this up on a whim in less than hour. Sometimes our best decisions are the ones that we make quickly!

I decided to stick to this Bernhardt table so that I could pull the chairs over to the formal dining room when we have parties and need more seating.  The gray furniture complements the wood floors very well.  It was also way easier than trying to match wood colors!  I want to find a round rug to go under the table at some point.  I think this aqua one would be perfect if the colors are right!

In 2022, I purchased a Giovanni Pulze painting from the San Gregorio gallery in Venice to add to our kitchen!  The colors are absolutely gorgeous and it really adds to the space. The black and white print is by the incredible Mary Beth Koeth.  She and I studied abroad together in Florence, and it remains one of my favorite photos taken on a rainy day.

Journey of Doing - Giovanni Pulze City Angel Venezia
Journey of Doing - Bernhardt Marquesa round dining table
Journey of Doing - Bernhardt Marquesa breakfast nook
Journey of Doing - Kitchen renovation reveal
Journey of Doing - Kitchen renovation
Journey of Doing - Counter depth refrigerator and cabinets
Journey of Doing - Built in microwave
Journey of Doing - Kitchen renovation built in spice rack
Journey of Doing - Kitchen renovation built in utensil drawer
Journey of Doing - Kitchen reveal tile close up
Journey of Doing - Kitchen reveal

Shop Our Kitchen Renovation Reveal

Paint Colors

WallsBenjamin Moore Glass Slipper

Trim // Cabinets // Ceiling – Restoration Hardware Seafoam (Benjamin Moore color match)

Cabinet Hardware

Cabinet knobs // Drawer pulls


Samsung Quartz – Gentle Gray


Arabesque Fleur Snow Water Jet Cut Glass Mosaic // Aqua Bostik Dimension glass-filled grout


Chandelier // Pendant Lights

Window Treatments

Dot Door Panels


Capital Culinarian – sourced from Amazon

Refrigerator // Microwave and Trim Kit // Dishwasher – sourced locally from  Texas Appliance (scratch and dent!)



Delta Cassidy


Bernardt Marquesa table and chairs – sourced locally from Weir’s, also available through Wayfair

Journey of Doing - Kitchen renovation reveal post


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  1. OMG OMG OMG!!! its AMAZING. i am so in love with all the calming cool colors. its seriously stunning. now i really want to come see it IN PERSON!!!

  2. The kitchen looks wonderful! Like a perfect blend between modern and classic elements. Love the chandelier over the dining table. Nice touch!

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