You have waited a long time.
I mean…this has become a trend huh? Me starting a room and not finishing it for like a year? Yeah – that is not ideal. How sucky of me. And 2016 is all about making things right…including finishing some of these dang rooms and showing them to you!
I am all about the reveals this year! Cue the applause 🙂
Okay – so now that we are wrapped up with my little brother’s foyer reveal, let’s rewind a bit to the kitchen that we started about a year ago. The one that lives in our basement.
This kitchen is sort of a swan ugly duckling story. When we got this house, it was painted a deep shade of red, had a weird hole (um, yes you read that right.) and didn’t actually have a functional layout. You can see the basement tour HERE. It’s tucked away in the back there….
One of the first things we did was drywall over the “hole”. Every boy mama knows – if there is a hole, you better take care of that situation before they put something in it 🙂 (Mom that is a gross joke and I’ll explain it later.)
Anyhoo…the “bar” (why is there so many quotation marks in this kitchen?!) was completely a waste of space….I mean…it didn’t utilize the square footage well and it was not even well appointed – since there wasn’t space for both a mini fridge or a wine fridge! THE SHAME!
The bar was completely removed by my boyfriend’s big giant muscles and we mudded the hole, filled the tile gap on the floor….
painted and then we had a LONG wait till the next phase….
A couple years went by and then our friends needed a short-term place to stay so we wanted to create a space that they could use. This space ultimately needed to be a legit kitchen. The vibe was affordable, industrial, and very different than our upstairs kitchen.
The very first step in our transformation is getting new cabinetry….and we got it from Cabinets.com
So many folks have asked about these cabinets and they truly are so pretty. They are really the nicest cabinets we have ever had. And we feel like one of the best things about working with Cabinets.com is being able to get access to their designer who helped us with planning process.
These were the cabinets after they were assembled and installed….
and color balanced…(heehee)
These particular ones are Titusville Shaker Maple White ones…
And no – they aren’t sponsoring this post – we just failed to give all the information before and we felt like it was important to get everyone up to speed (and because I needed a blog post to point people to in case they asked me about the cabinetry….again).
These particular cabinets were RTA – meaning that they arrived unassembled and we did assemble them ourselves with the help of online videos. You can see us putting them together here. Our neighbor helped install them and yes, we still owe him dinner. Larry & Charlene – we have not forgotten!
Okay – so if you are in the market for kitchen cabinets and you do want to hear some of the features about these….I made you a little video. It will only be interesting to those of you who are looking for cabinets….
WHEW! Okay. So now that we have that done and we are ready to move on – here’s what we are gonna do. In the next two weeks we are gonna share the kitchen – all the way to the reveal. It’s gonna be AWESOME.
Most of this space was done a while ago so don’t freak out if you see a picture of me mixing cement while pregnant….I am NOT currently with child. I mean….in my uterus. I am with ALL THE CHILDREN. Just not pregnant. So there’s that disclaimer.
Also – there will be fun tutorials on our DIY cement countertops, installing a farm house sink, doing a faux wood back splash, installing a hood, open shelving and building a cool rustic shelving unit. Plus, tiling the floor and doing the reveal. Are you ready? Because I feel exhausted just from typing all that. Seriously. Let’s go take a nap.
I’d love to know what you are going to do about the big stripe in the floor from the bar?
Why do you feel the need to mention that you aren’t pregnant on every blog post?
I am mentioning it here because there will be some confusion in the coming posts – just warning people. Don’t wanna start a riot 🙂
xo – kb
The entire space is getting new tile! wahoo!
xo – kb
Well – that seems rude – you have answered that question before, because people ALWAYS think you are preggo! Your response was much nicer than mine would’ve been! 😉
Hole joke… really? I”m about to stop reading.
I get why you would mention it in this post but you’ve also mentioned it in posts where you aren’t in any of the pictures. It’s your blog so you can do what you want. I just don’t understand why you mention it so often. That’s all. 🙂
Gabrielle C. says
This looks awesome!! I’ve always been so jealous of your basement.
Yeah. I guess I’ve been asked A LOT before so now I disclaim it in every post. I have probably been asked about three hundred times….so yeah…it makes you do crazy things 🙂
xo – kb
So excited to read all about it!! LOVE your blog. I live in Waco and had been planning on running in to grab a light (one we can FINALLY afford!) at Magnolia this past Monday, but both kids were sick and couldn’t do mother’s day out 🙁 then I saw your instagram pic and flipped out a little, lol. I would have just died if I had randomly seen Will, Weston, and LJ running around on the grassy area outside! Hope y’all had a great visit!
Emily @ My Love for Words says
They’re beautiful! I’m dreaming of new cabinets, though I don’t know if my husband and I could handle the assembly. And even if we could, completing a project in a year is GREAT in our book! lol I’m right there with you on the nap idea 😉
Aww we did have a great time! And you never know! Maybe we will visit again soon 🙂
xo – kb
To be honest you have been pregnant for over 3 years in the past 6.5 years, and have made various comments about wanting all the babies. I think when you put yourself out there so publicly you are bound to experience people questioning it.
I agree. I’m all for funny, but this was over the line to me, and had no relation to the post subject. For someone who is so vocal about wanting to be seen in a certain light by fellow churchgoers, it’s bizarre you aren’t worried about what they think about the things you say on here.
Cabinets are great, hard to get past that comment though.
I guess my humor is over the line 🙂
xo – kb
Absolutely! I have had above average number of pregnancies and sometimes info blends together for blog readers! I just want to make sure that I tell folks that tune in that currently I am not pregnant even if the pictures show that I am. Why are we overanalyzing this?
xo – kb
I think you’re probably underestimating your reader base’s intelligence; if you are finding your blog posts are that undefined and people can’t determine whether you are or are not pregnant then perhaps change your posting structure. Besides, provided the content is of a well written, informative and visually enticing standard then the main topic of discussion should be the room in question and not your fluctuating uterus…
Heather R says
Katie I love your blog and sense of humor. Please don’t let some of these Debbie Downers get to you. Please keep being you. I look forward to your blog and post. 🙂 #stoptheshamegame #empowereachother
Comments like those are simply not necessary and especially as a Christian, your readers expect more from you. A simple sorry or edit to the post would have been way better. Lest anyone think your readers can’t take a joke-that’s simply not true- a flippant “I guess my humor is over the line” is basically a bug off to readers who hold you in a higher regard as a person who “loves Jesus”. I always check in on your blog and appreciate most of your content and some of your off color jokes- but yeah this joke was “over the line” and then some. Sincerely,
A Not Snarky but Disappointed Loyal Reader
I love your over the line humor, it’s refreshing to see someone who isn’t worried about offending people by being yourself and saying what you want on your blog. I’m frequently told to get my mind out of the gutter and can appreciate a good hole joke :-p
Thanks for the laugh!
I am not trying to be argumentative but I know my readers better than anyone. I know what questions I get and what emails I get. I know that this series of posts in particular are now available to talk about after waiting for our basement friends to move into their house. I was respecting their space and now I can do styling and photography and all that…so yeah…my posting structure may at times need tweaking but in this particular case, this is the earliest time to do this series. And yeah – I think that telling people that they only need to talk about “well written content” and not my uterus is like telling people to only comment on celebrities great notable works of charitable contributions…aka it’s just not gonna happen 🙂
xo – kb
I think your humor is phenomenal and to be honest I’m not totally clear how being a Christian or loving Jesus means you can’t also enjoy a dirty joke. Seriously folks, it was hole-larious.
I love your ” humor over the line” and your blog!!!!!!!! Please keep being you!
Liebe Grüsse from Germany
That’s good. That’s real good Cassie 🙂
xo – kb
Dani @ Danielle and Co. says
I’m glad someone else asked about the missing tile on the floor and you replacing it – that was my first question! I was having a hard time picturing how you could patch in that area without it being weird grout lines. The cabinets look great!
I couldn’t agree more, Cassie! Apparently being a Christian means you can’t have a sense of humor, wtf? oops, that f bomb might offend someone.
Now everyone approaches their faith differently but still there are several Bible verses on one’s speech, the way someone conducts themselves- if you want to go down that road of debate – fine- but – yeah a Christian can joke – it’s too much sometimes- like this time.
Just so I am clear…you are telling me online that due to a joke I wrote on my own blog, my conduct is “too much”? Too much of what exactly? I am asking just for clarity on what you are saying exactly…just so I can tell my mother.
Vanessa L says
As a fellow mother of boys (MOB?), I can vouch that the hole joke is no joke, it’s a reality I imagine there’s a lot of it going on with 4 boys. I NEVER imagined how many times I would be saying, “Get your penis out of there!” Solidarity sister
Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!
Hmmm… so this is a rabbit hole- as a loyal reader, I was trying to point out what a few of your other readers had pointed out- that a joke about your boys or boys in general “filling holes” with much sexual innuendos seemed unbecoming of a Christian. Now, you can justify all you want, but part of being a person and/or a Christian is being willing to hear something about your (online) conduct and again not flippantly dismiss it. Yes, I understand it is your blog, but you have a large audience-this isn’t you writing to 1 or 2 of your girlfriends. I guess I just feel like much more of your content has dirty jokes, puns etc.- and sure have a chuckle sometimes-just seems to happen much more frequently. Again, people have different approaches to their faith, I just thought that showing the “fruits” of being a Christian is universal-If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. James 1:26. So I guess you can tell your mom that “too much” sexual innuendos and careless speech has completely turned off this *again* loyal reader.
Well first let me say thank you for being a loyal reader. Secondly I don’t know how you or anyone else took this joke but it wasn’t intended to be a “sexual” joke…just a body parts joke (I mean my kids are toddlers and discovering holes) so think what you like but you have to consider the context here! And yes I get that sometimes body part jokes cross the line to some (my mother and grandmother probably would say that it’s inappropriate to talk about things like that) but truly I think some folks might be reading WAY into this little joke! Now I do want to be honest and understand where you get a wrong context of this joke because I do appreciate a dirty joke on occasion 🙂 Third and this is probably the most crucial – as a Christian, I truly believe that in terms of “purity” needs to come from within and be dictated by the Holy Spirit and not each other! I challenge every one with that. If you would like to discus this further, I think email is a better way! Again thank you for being a loyal reader! xo kb