close up shot of sink and faucet

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover with Granite

Feb 2019

Our friend, Tanya, over at Mama of Three Cubs recently renovated her kitchen with one of our Camille all-in-one granite composite sinks paired with a Stainless Steel Zuri single handle pull down sprayer by Pfister Faucets. She has been so grateful to share all the amazing details in this modern farmhouse kitchen renovation reveal!


Yes we did it ! We finally had the strength to get our kitchen remodeled. Im that type of person that can sit on Pinterest all night and enjoy looking at pretty house remodeled pictures . In my mind I probably redid my kitchen 70 times. Having three kids, cleaning ,cooking , working and schooling usually puts all my projects behind. In this project I had the privilege to collaborate with some of the amazing companies.

Here is a picture before the whole remodel started.

 

I can’t really say my kitchen is really ugly but its definitely outdated . This project took me few weeks to complete since I needed a lot of help from my husband and he works full time .

Quick easy steps:

1. take all the cabinet drawers off 2. clean all cabinets and cabinet drawers with liquid TSP substitute cleaner 3. Make sure they dry . Then sand cabinets down with either a specialized tool or by hand. I personally used hand one . Sandblaster paper 80-grit. Sand down the first layer . Make sure not to ruin edges or textures of the door. 4. Vacuum all the drawers , cabinet and cabinet doors from sand dust .

 

 

5. Wipe with TSP substitute cleaner . Leave to dry . 6 . Once everything is dry I painted all cabinets with a oil base paintbrush and Lowes Kitchen cabinet paint . I picked Ultra White color. You might have to do several coats. I did about 4 coats . Make sure to have each coat dry and lightly sand in between 1st and 2nd coat . 7. We spray painted all the the cabinet drawers and doors . This helped to have a more natural and perfect layer .  

Can’t finish my project without this guy . He’s been so excited to crawl and explore all the empty cabinets .

Boom! Yay cabinets are up.

You might of noticed in this picture that we started putting up some tiles on the wall . These tiles are designed by Smart Tiles . They are so easy to install . No special tools or experience needed . All you have to do is peel and stick . You definitely will need to use some measuring around the outlets but that about it .  

Here is a more close up picture of BEFORE the Smart Tiles were installed .

And here is AFTER . These tiles added so much style to my kitchen walls. Best part of all I didn't have to hire any special tile installer which meant I SAVED LOTS of $$$$$.

Highlights of this amazing products are:
1. No grout ,No mess and No special tools
2. You can install directly over existing tile or smooth surfaces
3. No additional glue required
4. Install it yourself and save $$$$

Smart Tiles have verity of styles in stock . Visit www.thesmarttiles.com to find your look today. You can transform any room in your house with these tiles . Moving forward with our project . We needed to change out our sink and faucet . You might not see it well in this photo ,but after putting three plates and few cups inside the sink it looks super full. I was getting really frustrated how quickly our sink gets overflown with dishes. I spent so many nights looking at images trying to find THE SINK. After searching one evening on Instagram I came across Sinkology page and they had beautiful wide and deep sinks at affordable cost .

Sinkology sink and Pfister faucet arrived super quickly to my surprise . I think I had to wait longer for my husband to install it -than waiting for it to arrived.
We had to wait for Sunday to roll in, so we can have one full day .

Heads up ! Taking everything out took a very long time . I would say a good 1.5 hours . Now my husband is not a plumber (keep that in mind) ,but he did a great job making sure everything is done correctly . I could say his a perfectionist but again with my help. Wink ! Wink ! :)

Here it is. Isn't it beautiful ?
As I mentioned above our sink is from Sinkology. We chose Camille all-in-one granite composite sink in canvas white color .

The sink has a rich white color with texture of composite granite. This sink is drop in and comes with disposal drain .

The installation was super easy since all the important hardware was included . Camille sink is super deep and I’m actually excited to start cooking and bathing Levi in there. Dimensions of the sink is 33″x 22″x 9″ . Yesterday after eating breakfast i put my dirty dishes inside the sink and my daughter said “wow mom! its like a needle in hay stack ” lol So true it super deep .

You can find this exact sink on sinkology websitehttp://www.sinkology.com/kitchen-sink-kit/camille-all-in-one-granite-composite-drop-in-kitchen-sink-canvas-white-disposal-drain/

Home Depothttps://www.homedepot.com/p/SINKOLOGY-Camille-Drop-In-Undermount-Granite-Composite-33-in-1-Hole-Single-Bowl-Kitchen-Sink-in-Matte-Canvas-White-SK600-33WH/306283602

Sinkology has variety of sinks that come in different sizes and styles. Are you looking for Granite, Apron , Copper, Grey or White sinks ? Sinology has something to fit your personal style. You can easily find one that you’ll love at your local home depot .

When we were choosing a faucet we wanted it to have a little farmers look to it . Stainless Steal Zuri single handle pull down sprayer by Pfister Faucet was the one we absolutely fell in love with . The side handle can be easily adjusted from hot to cold . The flexibility of this faucet is so great. It makes washing vegetable , fruits or rinsing dishes 100% easier . You definitely feel the good quality of this faucet when pushing the buttons and turning the handle.

Pfizer Faucet can be found in Home Depot :https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pfister-Zuri-Single-Handle-Pull-Down-Sprayer-Kitchen-Faucet-in-Stainless-Steel-LG529-MCS/206841749

You guys can’t even imagine how much a good quality sink and faucet adds personality to your kitchen . Kitchen would never be complete without these two elements.

We are currently in search for a microwave, range and dishwasher . I’m really picky about it ! Once we pick something we like I’ll make sure to do a blog post update.

Stay Tuned ……..

P.S. Levi loves loves taking baths in our new sink ­čÖé


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