We’re about one month into making memories into our new living quarters and if there’s one thing I learned it’s that this shit takes time. Moving out and into a new place for the first time, I’ve received an over-abundance of life hacks, tips, and tricks regarding decorating, budgeting, and just plain existing. If there’s one piece of information that I’ve seen to be true it’s that it won’t all be done in the blink of an eye.
When I tell you the only room completely done in our home is our kitchen, I am not lying – it’s the only room done in our home. I get that there’s not a lot that necessarily has to go into a kitchen, so it makes sense that it’s done first. It’s no secret, though, that our kitchen is my favorite room in our house. Everybody knows it, and if you didn’t, well, now you do!
The vision I had for our kitchen began the instant we did the first walk through of our place, and to see it come to life has been overwhelmingly exciting to say the least. The fact that I am sitting at our kitchen table writing this post is still borderline surreal to me and sometimes I have to blink a few times to make sure that I am actually awake, this is real, and it’s actually completely done.
I bought most of our kitchen décor before we even moved in, which many thought were crazy, but when you know, you know, am I right? We lucked out with having appliances included, so our stove, dishwasher, and fridge were nestled into our home even before we were, helping spark images in my head of what would match stainless steel, white cabinets, and a gray granite countertop. I did 99% of my shopping at TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, and [of course] Target over the span of about two days, which now seems like a complete whirlwind when I think about it. What I didn’t find in those two days was purchased when we went to IKEA about two weeks ago.
As far as inspiration goes, most of it comes from the queen that is Joanna Gaines. The whole modern farmhouse vibe is definitely present throughout our home – mostly neutrals with some pops of color – this holding true in our kitchen as well. Everything is white, gray, and black but you’ll see some pops of color with our kitchen mat, towels, plants, accessories, and my trusty KitchenAid mixer, to name a few.
Do I know what the heck I am doing in terms of decorating? No. But the fact we didn’t break the bank while making this vision come to life is remarkable enough for me to be proud of! xoxo.