We’re so excited to be sponsored by Build.com to bring you our “Love It” moment from our cheap and easy kitchen update.

Build. com is an amazing company with some fantastic products and we’re so excited to be partnering with them. We are also super pumped to be able to offer YOU ,our fabulous readers, the chance to win $1000 shopping spreee to Build.com by sharing your #loveitmoment from a recent renovation,updated space, or home improvement project on Instagram or Twitter . For more details visit HERE

I had our home built in 2005. It was so exciting it was my first home and I couldn’t wait to pick out all of the finishes,flooring,appliances,colors,etc. Little did I know at the time, everything I wanted changed from the original was considered an “upgrade” and cost money to change. NOT COOL. so I had to make some really tough decisions on the things that were a priority to change. Mind you I was 20 years old and didn’t have a single clue about DIY. Had I known you could buy all new door handles for under 200.00 on Build.com I wouldn’t have “upgraded” all of mine in the house for $1500.00 dollars. I know CRAZY. But you live and you learn. This brings me to my kitchen. I had so many options to choose from and I decided to go with just plain builder grade oak. I’m SO GLAD I DID. No kidding, it was probably the smartest decision I made. Why? You ask. Well, because I chose to save some money and not go with the fancy cherry cabinets or the even fancier/more expensive pine cabinets. It saved me in the long run. They were also SUPER Easy to paint, which we’ll be posting about later on this week. and I didn’t feel guilty about covering them up. I also saved some money on the bottom line of the house. Painting our cabinets definitely made a HUGE difference but I can honestly say our “Love it” moment came when we finally finished our kitchen island we made from an old dresser. It just brought the whole space together. Here are some before shots of our kitchen without the Island.

These photos are PRE BLOG so don’t judge LOL2012-01-23_23-48-33_775 2012-01-23_23-49-23_93

This is after we painted the cabinets white not terrible, but every time I had a gathering or we celebrated the Holidays, we had nowhere for anyone to eat. We would have to put tables up in our living room to accommodate everyone. Not fun or cute. Then one day fate intervened and we found a HUGE dresser on the road behind our house. as soon as I saw it I knew it had great potential to become our Kitchen Island. I’m not kidding as soon as we finished it, and I walked in the kitchen for the first time I had this feeling of Yep This is exactly right. it was my “Love It” moment for sure.


island front




Isn’t it great?? We still have a TON of work to do. Mostly finishing touches but sometimes it’s hard to imagine what things will look like together so I decided to create a design board with all of the products we’ll be adding to finish this renovation up , FINALLY.

Kitchen Inspiration

From Left to Right

White Subway Tile/Wooden Range Hood/Industrial Bar Stool/SeaGull Pendant LIght/Uttermost Industrial Wall Clock

I absolutely LOVE these products and the prices are definitely right in my budget range. Not to mention they have free shipping on orders over $49.00. Also If what you ordered doesn’t suit you, returns are a breeze.

Another really cool feature of Build.com is their learning center. If you want to tackle a Home renovation project more than likely they have a video to help.

I’m so excited to see all of your #loveitmoment entries on Twitter and Instagram! I love seeing all of my readers projects. Especially when you guys could when $1000 to shop Build.com. So fun!

Thanks for Stopping by!


2 Comments on My Kitchen “Love it” Moment with Build.com

  1. Sarah @ Little Red Brick House
    07/06/2015 at 11:11 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh my, Stacey! It’s gorgeous! That island is phenomenal! Love all of the items in your mood board. It’s going to look amazing!

    • stacey
      07/09/2015 at 4:39 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Sarah, you’re so sweet!


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